November 18, 2015

CariCord is proud to announce a recent move to a new facility at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. The Bioscience 2 building, which is located at 12705 E. Montview Blvd. is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a research hub, education center, and industry incubator. This facility is equipped with clinical specimen freezers for all of the laboratory services on campus, including the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank and CariCord, which offers both cordblood and umbilical cord tissue banking services.

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 18, 2015, Brian Freed, PhD (who serves as the Executive Director of ClinImmune Labs and a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine) mentioned that the freezers in the new building preserve more than 10,000 stem cell products, many of which play key roles in developing new medical treatments and therapies. “These are the therapies that are going to benefit our patients and all the residents in this area,” Freed said. “It would not have been possible without this expanded facility.”

Don Elliman, the Chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus, also spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, referring to Bioscience 2 as a ‘spectacular facility’ that was the result of a collaboration between the city of Aurora, the University of Colorado (CU), and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA).

BioScience 2 houses many start-up companies and organizations that are birthed out of CU research. It is unique in that it allows both bioengineering students and faculty easy access to health care providers, researchers, and professionals within the industry. Elliman also noted that the ability for both students and faculty to work on innovations in both engineering and healthcare is one of the more unique programs in the United States today.

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