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Recent News Articles

Multiple deals signed that leverage Plug&Play cGMP hMSC systems across med tech and synthetic biology segments of the regenerative medicine industry.
April 11, 2019
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RoosterBio Inc. and GenCure, both regenerative medicine manufacturing technology leaders, have locked into multiple agreements to help companies advance their innovations to clinical testing more rapidly than ever before. Companies across the regenerative medicine industry, ranging from synthetic biology companies that are gene editing therapeutic cells for advanced functionality in vivo, to pioneering medical device companies that bridge the regenerative capabilities of living cells with medical devices, have signed agreements to accelerate their path to clinical testing. These companies are leveraging RoosterBio’s human mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (hMSC) bioprocess systems and rapid product and process development platform, and GenCure’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)-compliant hMSC-focused manufacturing facility.

For the past 21 years, local nurse gives blood, platelets, stem cells, in effort to help save lives in South Texas
April 9, 2019

As the country celebrates National Volunteer Week on April 7-13, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is honoring its volunteers for their blood and stem cell donations, including one of its own nurses. Dot Ward has dedicated the last 21 years to saving lives, not just through her work, but also through her generosity as a blood, platelet and stem cell donor.

To date, Ward has visited STBTC as a donor 51 times and has donated 6.3 gallons of blood and platelets. In 2004, she also gave a lifesaving stem cell donation for a leukemia patient in need of a transplant.

Ward looks back on her history of donation and volunteerism with humility.

Mother of three continues to need blood transfusions
April 8, 2019
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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, will thank blood donors throughout April with $10 Subway gift cards. The community blood center hopes to increase lifesaving blood and platelet donations to help local trauma, surgery and cancer patients like 25-year-old Taylor Castro.

Taylor was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer, after going to the doctor for an ear infection in October 2018. The diagnosis came just six months after giving birth to her youngest child. Since then, Taylor’s received several rounds of chemotherapy and relies on regular blood and platelet transfusions. She is also searching for a marrow or stem cell match, her only hope for a cure for her leukemia.

Local cord blood program continues to help save lives
March 7, 2019
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The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) presented a plaque to the labor and delivery team at Methodist Hospital on Wednesday Mar. 6, recognizing their efforts in collecting umbilical cord blood donations.

Methodist Hospital has been collecting cord blood for TCBB since 2007. In total, 118 cord blood units collected at Methodist Hospital have been sent to transplant centers to help save lives.

GenCure hosts Be the Cure on Campus registry drive to give hope to blood cancer patients like Bella
February 25, 2019
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University of Texas at San Antonio students can save a life by signing up for the marrow donor registry at the Be the Cure on Campus drive now through Sept. 30, 2019. GenCure, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global, will have information tables on campus Feb. 25-28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paseo, Business Building, McKinney Humanities Building and Sombrilla Plaza on the UTSA Main Campus.

Every person who joins the marrow donor registry gives hope to blood cancer patients like Bella. At 2 years old, Bella is fighting leukemia for the third time. She was first diagnosed when she was 7 months old.

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