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BioCision Launches New Program to Support Stem Cell Training and Research

Program Provides Academic Centers in the U.S. and EU Cutting Edge Cryopreservation Tools

LARKSPUR, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2012 – As part of its ongoing effort to support the scientific community, BioCision LLC, a leader in the advanced temperature management of biomedical samples, announced the availability of free “Cool Stem Kits” to academic stem cell research programs in the U.S. and Europe. Stem cells are a promising area of research for an array of treatments and cures, but cultures require frequent handling and many labs lack the equipment needed to ensure the reproducibility required for clinical research.

“Nearly everyone inside and outside of the scientific community agrees that stem cell research represents one of the most exciting and promising frontiers for treating a myriad of diseases and conditions,” said Rolf Ehrhardt, CEO, BioCision. “As an innovator of sample handing, cooling and freezing products, we felt a program like this would be of great service to the stem cell community.”

Each “Cool Stem Kit” includes recently launch, second generation cooling products:

~ CoolBox XT™ Cell Freezing Workstation for ice-free, power-free sample cooling while preparing stem cells for cryopreservation or assays
~ CoolCell® LX Freezing Containers for alcohol-free cell cryopreservation to provide highly reproducible controlled-rate freezing
~ CoolSink™ XT module to eliminate temperature variability in the incubator or at 4° C
~ TruCool™ leak proof and barcoded cryovials
~ TruCool™ ergonomic microcentrifuge tubes
~ CryoCeps™ cryovials grippers

“The area of stem cell research is full of unknowns, which is part of what motivates scientists,” said Rick I. Cohen, Ph.D., Director of the Stem Cell Training Course at Rutgers University. “When we discovered BioCision’s cryopreservation products, we were eager to incorporate them into our research protocol to further standardize our research methods. The new system has not only increased overall efficiency, it has improved cell viability post thaw.”

To request a kit, please contact CoolStem@biocision.com. For more information about BioCision and the company’s full line of sample standardization products, please visit www.biocision.com.

About BioCision
BioCision’s mission is to standardize pre-analytical sample handling. BioCision develops novel products that eliminate variability in common, often-overlooked, laboratory procedures. The products are marketed globally and are widely used by the leading institutions in the biotech, pharmaceutical, clinical, diagnostic, academic and government scientific community. BioCision’s products include CoolRack®, CoolSink™ and ThermalTray™ laboratory tube and plate temperature standardizing modules, CoolBox™ ice-free benchtop coolers, CoolCell® alcohol-free cell freezing containers and TruCool™ accessories and consumables.

Scientists use Dental Stem Cells in First Successful Human Transplant

From Benzinga.com

BioEDEN, the world-leader in dental stem cell extraction and storage, is celebrating the first successful human medical trial using stem cells from teeth.

Scientists at The Second University of Naples, Italy have successfully used stem cells taken from dental pulp found in teeth to create new bone tissue and graft it onto a human jaw. The success yields a vast number of medical possibilities for dental stem cells, and for those people who store them for future use.

BioEDEN, based in Daresbury, Cheshire, with laboratory facilities in Austin Texas, and Bangkok Thailand, holds the global patent for the extraction, cryopreservation and storage of dental stem cells for medical use. BioEDEN stores stem cells found in children’s milk teeth, with the hope that one day they will save the donor’s life by being able to repair damaged or diseased tissue.

“For BioEDEN, this achievement is an immaculate demonstration of how vital dental stem cells will come to be in the future of medicine,” said Jim Curtis, Managing Director of BioEDEN. “This is the first time dental stem cell research has moved from the laboratory to human medical trials, and the announcement is truly groundbreaking. It opens up a great deal of medical hope for the future.”

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