LCI opens area office, collection centre

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Mysore, May 17 (UNI) Life Cell International, a pioneer in stem cell banking, research and therapy in India, today announced the launch of its area office and collection centre in the city for umbilical cord blood steam cell banking.

Speaking to meiapersons here, Company Vice-Chairman S Abhya Kumar said the company had a state-of-the-art stem cell processing and banking facility near Chennai conforming to the standards laid down by the American Association of blood banks.

With an existing base of over 30 centres across Asia, Lifecell was now increasing its network in the country.

As a part of this expansion activity, by the year 2009, the company planned to have over 50 centres to cater to the growing Indian market for stem cell banking, he said.

'Being the pioneers in umbilical cord blood stem cell banking in the country,' it had the responsibility to offer this service to parents in cities like Mysore for utilising 'this-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.' UNI BSP SIV GM SB RN1601

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