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StemCyte Adds World Class Talent to its North America and Global Operations

Renowned spinal cord and stem cell researcher, Dr. Wise Young, joins StemCyte as Global Medical Director along with experts on cord blood transplants, pregnancy and delivery, and umbilical cord blood testing and processing
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COVINA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011

COVINA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned experts in cord blood collection, processing and transplantation have joined StemCyte, Inc. The added resources are evidence of its commitment as a worldwide industry leader in developing and providing the safest and most effective cord blood therapies for treating patients.

Dr. Wise Young MD PhD has agreed to join StemCyte as its Global Medical Director. He will serve in a voluntary (unpaid) and part-time capacity to help StemCyte organize its medical and research programs based on his firm belief in StemCyte as the best company today delivering cord blood stem cell units for life-saving therapies. Professor Young is the founding Director of the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and helped found the New Jersey Stem Cell Research Center at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He has been voluntarily advising StemCyte since 2003 on its research and development programs. He is currently conducting clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of human UCB cells and lithium treatment of chronic and acute spinal cord injury using StemCyte cord blood units. Prof. Young will help StemCyte develop stem cell therapies for new conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and genetic disorders. He will work with the team at StemCyte to develop the highest quality standards at its facilities and to organize collaborations with scientists worldwide to develop cutting-edge therapies with UCB and other stem cells.