LifeCell announces India’s first Dual Storage Service with the launch of LifeCell Stem Cell City in Gurgaon
Stem cells can now be stored simultaneously at LifeCell’s two geographically distant storage facilities in Chennai and Gurgaon (Manesar) ensuring the highest standards of security
New Delhi, December 18, 2012:
LifeCell International, India’s largest and most recommended stem cell storage company, today announced the launch of India’s first Dual Storage service, a unique initiative made possible with the inauguration of its new advanced stem cell center in Gurgaon (Manesar) near New Delhi. LifeCell’s Dual Storage service allows customers to simultaneously store stem cells in two geographically distant locations, ensuring maximum safety and complete protection against unforeseen events arising due to natural calamities. This service offers added reassurance to the clients that nothing is left to chance when it comes to preserving the precious stem cells. With the launch of the Dual Storage service, the collected stem cells will be simultaneously stored at the existing center in Chennai and at the brand new advanced stem cell center in Gurgaon (Manesar). The Dual Storage service will be available for LifeCell’s BabyCord service for umbilical cord stem cell banking and LifeCell Femme for menstrual blood stem cell banking. LifeCell’s tie-up with Sequel Logistics for sample movement through air cargo will ensure same day relocation of the sample to the Gurgaon (Manesar) center after processing in Chennai.
Speaking at the launch Mr. Mayur Abhaya, CEO and MD, LifeCell said, “At LifeCell we are constantly implementing pioneering services that offer the highest quality standards in stem cell storage. The new facility in Gurgaon (Manesar) has further strengthened our commitment to our customers and enabled us to activate the Dual Storage service, another milestone that provides additional security to the preserved stem cells. At a minimal added cost, both existing and new customers can store the stem cells at two independent and distant facilities.”
Ms Lisa Ray, Actor, Model, Cancer Graduate & Global Stem Cell Activist who announced the launch of Dual Storage Service said “Everyone knows about the critical role stem cell therapy played in my fight against cancer. I am a living proof of how stem cells can save a life. I have been associated with LifeCell for over two years and I congratulate them on the launch of India’s first Dual Storage service made possible through the opening of their new state of the art facility in Gurgaon (Manesar).” LifeCell Stem Cell City at Gurgaon (Manesar) can hold up to 2 lakh stem cell samples and can be expanded to store up to 10 lakh samples. Located at the Delhi- Mumbai corridor, 37 km from the New Delhi airport the facility spans over a 2 acre plot with a floor area of 65,000 sq. ft. The facility has an advanced technology infrastructure in-built with adequate safety measures for temperature control, monitoring and fire safety. It is manned with armed on-site security and online surveillance monitoring ensuring complete safety and security of the preserved stem cells.
Mr. Mayur Abhaya added “Realizing the growing demand for stem cell banking in India, we plan to invest an additional Rs. 20 crores in expanding the new Gurgaon (Manesar) facility over the next one year. We will deploy the latest technological advancements and bring it at par with our existing facility in Chennai. In the course of the next one year, the Gurgaon (Manesar) facility will be capable of storing and processing over one million stem cell samples. This added capacity will in-turn help create over 200 new job opportunities at the facility.”
About LifeCell International
LifeCell is India’s largest & most accredited stem cell bank and the first to bring the revolutionary concept of umbilical cord stem cell banking to India in 2004 in technological collaboration with Cryo-Cell International. USA -the world’s first private stem cell bank. LifeCell is headquartered at Chennai with an advanced laboratory & research facility in adherence to strict International guidelines. The stringent standards followed by LifeCell have received many International accreditations from AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), CAP (College of American Pathologists), and NABL (National Accreditation Board for Calibration and Testing Laboratories). LifeCell is the first stem cell bank in India to receive prestigious AABB accreditation for Cord blood & cord tissue. Importantly LifeCell is also the second in the world to be accredited for cord tissue preservation. The governments of Tamil Nadu and New Delhi have announced hubs at the Chennai and New Delhi airports allowing LifeCell to now also extend their service to international clients. Since inception LifeCell has grown at a consistent pace and has strongly established its leadership position in the industry, with its coverage extending to over 100 cities and towns in India. As leaders LifeCell had the responsibility of educating the public and medical fraternity on stem cell technology and through these efforts today over 50,000 parents have preserved their baby’s cord blood stem cells with LifeCell. Considering LifeCell’s leadership position and growth, the company was honoured as one amongst ‘India’s Most Promising Brand’ for 2011-2012 by 4Ps Business and Marketing. The company is also championing several initiatives in the stem cell therapy area through partnerships and in-house R&D efforts. LifeCell is the sole distributor for USFDA approved point-of-care medical device that can provide a patient’s stem cells from the bone marrow within 15 minutes from by the bed-side, which is useful for applications in orthopedic, vascular and cardiovascular specialties. With these significant achievements and leadership, LifeCell has uniquely positioned itself as a comprehensive stem cells solutions provider with a complete spectrum of services in stem cells through multi-service stem cell banking, R&D, clinical trials and stem cell therapy.
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