NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the U.S. and China, announced today that its stem cell collection network has expanded into the southwestern region of the U.S. with the addition of the physician group at Westlake Orthopaedics Spine & Sports ("Westlake") in Austin, TX. The Company is on track to achieve its target of 10 collection centers in its national network by the end of 2010.
Westlake is recognized as one of the most experienced orthopedic specialist practices in Austin with over 300 patients being treated per week and provides a broad range of services in general orthopedics, joint replacement, spine surgery, regenerative medicine and sports medicine. "We are excited to add a premier spine & sports orthopaedics practice in Central Texas to our expanding stem cell collection network and look forward to working with Drs. Spann, Burns, Moore and Crawford and their team of professionals," said Robin Smith, M.D., Chairman and CEO of NeoStem.
Dr. Spann, the founder of Westlake and one of the initial founders of
Westlake Hospital, stated, "Our commitment to patients is to provide the
highest quality orthopaedic, spine, and sports medicine care utilizing the
most minimally invasive and conservative treatment while incorporating the
latest cutting edge and innovative techniques to
|SOURCE NeoStem, Inc.|
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