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Study on Plasma-Depleted Cord Blood Transplantation Receives Best Abstract Award From The National Marrow Donor Program
Date:11/8/2007

ord blood products to over 140 of the leading transplant centers in 32 countries around the world.

About StemCyte

StemCyte, Inc. operates as both an international umbilical stem cell storage bank and a therapeutics company. Stem cells are used to replace or initiate the production of other cells that are damaged or missing due to disease. StemCyte collects, processes and banks umbilical cord blood ("UCB") stem cells to be used as therapeutic treatments. The Company currently operates UCB storage banks in California and Taiwan and is expanding its locations into other regions around the globe. In addition, the Company is pursuing collaborations with a number of leading stem cell researchers to improve and expand the treatment opportunities using stem cells.

UCB stem cells are a non-controversial and readily available source of stem cells, harvested from umbilical cords that would otherwise be discarded. To date, UCB stem cells have been used in approximately 8,000 transplants worldwide and have successfully treated certain cancers (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma), blood disorders (e.g., thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and Fanconi anemia) and immune deficiency diseases. StemCyte and its scientific founder have developed proprietary processes to ensure that the least number of stem cells are lost post-collection and post-thaw. Studies have shown that successful patient engraftment and survival outcome are directly correlated to the number of stem cells provided. StemCyte's stem cells are currently being used to treat three to four patients per week and the Company recently released its 600th cord blood stem cell shipment for transplant. With an inventory of over 25,000 units, the Company's stem cell banks represent one of the largest and most ethnically diverse sources of unrelated (allogeneic) UCB stem cells.

StemCyte's therapeutic activities involve expanding the use of UCB stem cells in indications where stem cells are already an FDA-ap
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