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Recent News Articles

October 4, 2017

By Meaghan Flores

A new documentary film is shedding light on the need for more people of diverse and mixed-race origins to sign up for the bone marrow donor registry.

Jeff Chiba Stearns’ film, Mixed Match, has been shown at multiple film festivals after making its debut at the 35th Vancouver International Film Festival.

Mixed Match follows the stories of five people trying to find life-saving bone marrow donations. Their searches have been unsuccessful because of their ethnically diverse backgrounds.

To have a successful stem cell transplant, the donor and patient must have closely matched HLA (human leukocyte antigen) genetic markers. For some patients with multiple ethnic backgrounds, this can be a one-in-a-million shot.

RoosterBio selects GenCure as its preferred manufacturer to leverage its scalable 
technology platform, accelerating the initiation of first-in-man studies
October 2, 2017

Biotech organizations RoosterBio Inc and GenCure announced today that they are expanding their existing collaboration by providing end-to-end solutions for hMSC (human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cell)-based therapeutic technologies. This biomanufacturing solution unites clinically relevant starting and ancillary materials with a scalable manufacturing process to deliver unprecedented adult cell manufacturing efficiencies. This expanded collaboration aims to shorten development timelines, simplify technology transfers, and deliver commercially viable cost structures, thereby to accelerate regenerative medicine removing years and millions of dollars from current commercial pathways.

Lone Star Circle of Life tour kicks off in San Antonio, bringing awareness to the gift of life
September 29, 2017

The Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour continues to raise awareness of the need for life-saving donations of blood, bone marrow, cord blood, organs and tissue. Cyclists will begin the 600-mile ride Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center donor Pavilion. Cyclists will be riding for local honorees who have needed or donated these precious gifts of life. Some of the honorees include:

Aaron Brady

Teams to recruit for the Be The Match registry at more than 30 H-E-B grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 16
September 11, 2017

One of the world’s largest World Marrow Donor Day events will take place across San Antonio on Saturday, Sept. 16.

For six hours that day, the GenCure Marrow Donor Program will be signing up potential donors for the national Be The Match registry at more than 30 H-E-B grocery stores in San Antonio.

South Texans respond to appeals for donations; donor room hours extended
August 29, 2017

 

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) sent out 350 units of blood on Tuesday in the first large wave of shipments to the hurricane-ravaged Texas Coastal Bend.

Blood drives from Corpus Christi to Houston have been canceled and donation rooms closed following widespread damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

As a result, STBTC and blood centers across the country are sending units of red blood cells and platelets to the region.

In South Texas, donors have responded to appeals since the hurricane made landfall on Saturday, making more than 1,600 donations. Monday alone, there were more than 700, almost 400 more than on a typical Monday.

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