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Cord Blood America Hires Management Team for Its New Stem Cell Laboratory
Date:7/10/2009

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies (http://www.cordblood-america.com) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internationally, announced today it has hired famed Immunologist Dr. Geoffrey John O'Neill as its new Laboratory Director and Brian Pockett as Vice President of Laboratory Operations.

Cord Blood America recently announced it is opening a state-of-the-art laboratory for the storage of multiple stem cell products, including umbilical cord blood stem cells, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"We are pleased that two such distinguished, experienced, successful professionals will be overseeing our new lab," said Company founder and CEO Matthew Schissler. "The lab will be used to process and store umbilical cord blood stem cells, to store other forms of stem cells such as peripheral blood stem cell and adipose tissues, and for research and product development."

Dr. O'Neill was Laboratory and Scientific/Medical Director for Cryo-Cell International Inc. in Florida and was Laboratory Director for the Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc., a San Diego biotech research and development firm in the stem cell sector. He received a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and is the author or co-author of more than 75 publications in his field in which he has won a number of significant honors.

Mr. Pockett has more than 30 years professional experience in operations, business development, marketing, sales and financial and grant development. He has served as a consultant on global distribution, product development, commercialization, investment and in
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