CELEBRATION STEM CELL CENTRE AND ADICYTE ANNOUNCE NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Leaders Launch Collaboration to Advance Stem Cell Research
PHOENIX - Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC), located in Gilbert, AZ and AdiCyte, Inc., dba, Family Cryo Bank (FCB), located in Tucson, AZ, announce a new partnership which will focus on an expansion of public and private stem cell banking services including both adipose tissue banking for cosmetic and regenerative medicine applications and a more affordable approach to cord blood banking for the large number of underserved families.
AdiCyte/FCB will provide an established network of doctors, adipose tissue banking and processing methodologies, related medical device company marketing relationships and outreach programs utilizing adipose stem cell collection and banking, and CSCC will provide the state-of-art cGMP laboratory for processing and banking services as well as cord blood banking expertise, stem cell transplant methodologies and clinical trial access utilizing a larger pool of public and private stem cell banking samples.
“I anticipate this partnership will result in rapid growth not only in stem cell banking activities but also in the development of novel medical treatments that previously were not available to patients in Arizona,” said Dr. David Harris, AdiCyte/Family Cyro Bank Founder and Chief Scientific Officer.
AdiCyte/FCB was founded by Dr. David Harris, world renowned scientist and “father” of stem cell banking, and Scott Edelman, former CEO of Tucson-based CellzDirect. AdiCyte/FCB’s scientific expertise is derived from a long legacy of experience. Dr. Harris has been cryopreserving stem cells and tissue since 1992 and was the first person to bank stem cells for use by an individual.
CSCC was established by the Lund family with the endorsement of Catholic Healthcare West Hospitals and several other local hospitals, with cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art specialized equipment and a world renowned team of doctors including Dr. Nabil Dib, as Medical Director and Chief Investigator. CSCC has focused on donated and privately banked umbilical cord blood stem cells, adipose tissue and adipose stem cell processing and banking, dental pulp processing and banking as well as research and product line development.
“I am very excited about this new strategic partnership with Adicyte and Family Cryo Bank. It allows CSCC to grow and expand our services, but more importantly it provides the people of Arizona and the Southwestern United States another facet of regenerative medicine.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for both companies. Always striving to be at the forefront of personalized medicine, this partnership gives CSCC another opportunity to be at the pinnacle of cosmetic and regenerative medicine.”
ABOUT CELEBRATION STEM CELL CENTRE
The Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC) in Gilbert, Arizona is a private umbilical cord blood bank, public cord blood donation bank, adult stem cell processing, genetic counseling and research facility. CSCC is located at the Mercy Gilbert Medical Campus. The CSCC science department provides service in the areas of tissue implantation, cell growth and donated cord blood stem cell banking to be cataloged for medical use. World renowned Cardiologist, Dr. Nabil Dib serves as Medical Director and Chief Investigator at the Celebration Stem Cell Centre. Dr. Dib is currently the director of both Clinical Cardiovascular Research and New Devices at Catholic Healthcare West. He is currently the Principal Investigator of more than twenty clinical trials in stem cell and gene therapy. He is also the partner of the Lund’s in a medical device company, TRI (Translational Research Institute). TRI has developed a catheter for use in stem cell delivery. For more information www.celebrationstemcellcentre.com call (888)-262-0387 or find us on Facebook.
ABOUT ADICYTE, DBA FAMILY CRYO BANK
Adicyte was founded by Dr. David Harris, world renowned scientist and “father” of stem cell banking, and Scott Edelman, former CEO of Tucson-based CellzDirect. AdiCyte is the premier cryobank for adipose tissue and stem cells. AdiCyte scientific expertise is derived from a long legacy of experience. Dr. Harris has been cryopreserving stem cells and tissue since 1992 and was the first person to bank stem cells for use by an individual. Dr. Harris brings more than 2 decades of experience to AdiCyte. For more information www.adicyte.com or www.familycryobank.com or call toll free at (888)-262-0387 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.