February 22, 2012
Dr. Todd Flower, Director of Research and Laboratory Operations at GeneCell International, has been invited to speak at the Jorge Mas Canosa Middle School on career day to a group of students about the science behind adult stem cells.
Dr. Todd R. Flower will be set to speak on Friday, March 9, 2012, from 9:40am to 1:30pm, to 4 different groups of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The talk will be centered on the science of adult stem cells, its potential medical uses, as well as the use of liquid nitrogen and cryogenic procedures. “As a scientific institution, we need to educate the public and give back to our community, therefore, I look forward to meeting with this group of young bright individuals who we can hopefully inspire to become scientists”, said Dr. Todd R. Flower.
Adult stem cells can be found and isolated from several different adult tissue types including but not limited to: bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, dental pulp tissue, adipose (fat) tissue, menstrual blood, synovial fluid etc. The stem cells isolated from these adult tissues have the ability to differentiate (mature into) numerous other cell types giving them the potential to treat a variety of different disease states.
GeneCell International is the only cutting-edge laboratory in Miami that specializes in the collection, transport, processing and cryogenic storage of adult stem cells from various sources including; umbilical cord blood, dental pulp and adipose (fat) tissue that can later be used to treat a variety of diseases. The laboratory is also involved in scientific research and development with a range of stem cells from various adult tissues.
“This opportunity allows us to further educate our community to ensure that everyone is given the best and most current information on preserving stem cells that can potentially save a life of a family member,” added GeneCell’s Operation’s Director, Jose Cirino.
Alongside its commitment to educating the public on the benefits of cord blood, dental pulp and adipose tissue preservation, GeneCell is committed to being on the forefront of stem cell research.
About GeneCell International
GeneCell International, LLC is a trusted provider in the collection, processing and storage of adult stem cells from various sources which have the potential to treat a variety of diseases and disorders. Headquartered in Miami, Florida and with local offices in Central Florida, Colombia, Rhode Island, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Venezuela, GeneCell operates state of the art laboratories and storage facilities for the cord blood of thousands of clients. For more information and to learn more about cord blood banking visit http://www.GeneCell.com
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