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February 4, 2016

Emily and Rich Reynolds, the chairmen of the Blood & Tissue Center Foundation board of directors, welcomed new members at a buffet dinner on Jan. 28 at Club Giraud.

The foundation’s mission is to serve as an advocate for, increase community awareness of, and to develop financial and other resources in support of BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries.

New board members for 2016 are Ginny and Art Bennert, Dr. Charles B. Christian Jr., Helen Coronado, Diane Craig, Dr. Harry Eastman, Rhonda Gurinsky, Christy and Dr. John Hinchey, Teresa Hines, Dr. Annette Zaharoff, and Dick Zucker.

January 22, 2016

The organization that works in partnership with the GenCure Marrow Donor Program has launched a subsidiary to focus on cellular therapy.

The National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match announced in a news release that it has formed Be The Match BioTherapies, which will focus on forming partnerships with organizations working on developing new cellular therapy treatments.

In the last 25 years, NMDP/Be The Match has facilitated 74,000 marrow and cord blood transplants, as part of therapies for blood and related disorders. Be The Match BioTherapies will use that experience to work with organizations developing and providing new cellular therapies.

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.

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