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December 30, 2015

A bill to fund two programs that support treatment derived from adult stem cells through 2020 has been approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.

The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act received bipartisan support in both houses. The measure funds the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program for five years at $30 million annually, while the National Cord Blood Inventory is authorized at $23 million annually for a 5 year period.

November 9, 2015

Five honorees have been named for the 2015 Stem Cell Action Awards, to be presented during the 2015 World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta.

The group will be honored at the Stem Cell Action Awards Dinner , according to a news release from the Genetics Policy Institute, organizer of the summit. The honorees are:

October 26, 2015

One of the latest studies in the ever-growing field of stem-cell therapy will begin later this year at the University of Pittsburgh, as researchers look into regenerating the main blood vessel in the body.

Bioengineers at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering will be looking into ways to use stem cells to restore and regenerate the aorta. A weakening and enlargement of the aorta – known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) – can rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding.

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are responsible for 10,000 deaths a year in the United States.

Event to Raise Funding for Stem Cell Expansion Laboratory for BioBrodge Global Subsidiary GenCure
September 28, 2015

The Red and White Ball, the annual marquee event of The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation, is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Proceeds from the event will help GenCure establish a stem cell expansion laboratory. GenCure, The Foundation, QualTex Laboratories and the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center are subsidiaries of San Antonio-based BioBridge Global.

The GenCure laboratory is designed to widen the availability of stem cells, which are used as part of therapy for certain cancers. GenCure's stem cells come exclusively from donated umbilical cord blood and adult donors.

September 14, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation to extend federal programs supporting research and therapy using bone marrow and cord blood.

The bill passed Tuesday authorizes $23 million annually for the National Cord Blood Inventory Program and $30 million per year for the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transportation Program through fiscal year 2020.

Co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calf.), the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015 continues programs that otherwise would have expired on Sept. 30. It passed on a voice vote after less than 10 minutes of debate.

The measure still must be approved by the Senate.

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