BALDWIN PARK, Calif., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- StemCyte and Save the Cord Foundation are pleased to announce their joint participation in the upcoming International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) to be held in Los Angeles, California, May 14-19, 2017.
Recognized as the world's largest international pre-collegiate science competition, millions of students compete worldwide in local and school-sponsored science fairs for an opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes at the prestigious Intel ISEF event. Nearly 5000 students from more than 75 different countries attend this event annually.
Despite the treatment of 80+ diseases in more than 35,000 transplants worldwide, the topic of sourcing stem cells from cord blood has never been formally presented at Intel ISEF. Thus, Intel ISEF 2017 presents an opportunity for StemCyte and Save the Cord Foundation to break new ground by introducing this topic to tomorrow's leading scientists, doctors and community leaders.
In addition, the team will be hosting a symposium featuring one of the world's leading neuroscientists, Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D. The Global Medical Director for StemCyte, Dr. Young, is a distinguished professor and founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. He will speak about cord blood's critical role in regenerative medicine and potential treatments for spinal cord injuries.
For more information, visit: www.savethecordfoundation.org/intel-isef-stem-students-cord-blood-stemcyte-savethecord/
StemCyte's history started with a mission of being dedicated to helping the world's physicians save more lives by providing high quality, safe and effective stem cell transplantation and therapy to all patients in need. Located in the US, India and Taiwan, StemCyte has supplied over 2100 cord blood products for over 40 life-threatening diseases to over 300 leading worldwide transplant centers. StemCyte is actively involved in the development of stem cell therapies. StemCyte is chosen by the US Department of Health and Human Services to help establishing a public National Cord Blood Inventory.
About Save the Cord Foundation (501c3 non-profit)
Save the Cord Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was established to promote awareness of the life-saving benefits of cord blood based on unbiased and factual information. The Foundation educates parents, health professionals and the general public about the need to preserve this valuable medical resource while providing information on both public cord blood donation programs and family cord blood banks worldwide.