American CryoStem Joins Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
News Feb 09, 2012
Morrie Ruffin, Managing Director for the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, commented, "We are delighted to have American CryoStem as part of the Alliance and look forward to working together to advance the field of adipose-derived stem cells for a variety of therapeutic applications."
ARM's membership is diverse, representing leading regenerative medicine companies and investors, university-based and non-profit research institutions, patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical companies engaged in regenerative medicine research and other organizations supporting regenerative medicine. American CryoStem has created and commercialized core proprietary products and platforms for processing, storing and quality management of adipose tissue and adipose derived adult stem cells that are broadly relevant to ARM's membership.
"American CryoStem is committed to working with industry organizations to develop cutting edge adipose tissue based treatments and therapies. One unique component of our clinical laboratory product and service suite is offering individuals the opportunity to cryogenically store their younger, healthier adult stem cells for their own future use in regenerative medicine," stated John Arnone, American CryoStem CEO. "We are pleased and honored to work with the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine to educate the public and regulators on the safe uses of adult stem cells and their potential life changing applications."
In support of these goals, the Company recently launched ACS Laboratories, thus expanding its clinical processing technology to companies, institutions and medical professionals. ACS Laboratories offers a wide range of adipose tissue specific services. Through ACS laboratories patented ACSelerate(TM) cell culture media, a ten product suite, American CryoStem can leverage its technology and products to participate in a broad range of clinical application opportunities.
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