Press Releases

2021

Chennai, 22nd September 2021

LifeCell secures ₹255cr investment from Orbimed & Existing Founders

LifeCell International Private Limited, India’s leading stem cell bank and reproductive genetic testing services provider, today announces the successful fundraise of ₹225cr from OrbiMed Asia Partners IV, a leading healthcare investment firm. As part of this round the existing founders of LifeCell shall also participate by investing ₹30cr.

National, 15th September 2021

Hope is Life, says LifeCell’s new digital campaign conceived by Mullen Lintas - Delhi

LifeCell India’s leading stem cell bank and diagnostic solutions provider recently released a digital campaign – Hope is Life, for their unique community stem cell banking programme. Community stem cell banking is a step ahead of the existing private banking model. Under this model, the baby’s preserved cord blood stem cells become part of a common pool that is shared only among the community members. This gives protection to the baby as well as immediate family members.

Chennai, 15th September 2021

LifeCell’s Mesocel gets nod for clinical trial from DCGI; Therapy to treat patients with moderate to severe COVID 19

LifeCell, India’s leading stem cell bank and diagnostic solutions provider’s latest therapy to treat COVID 19, Mesocel, today received an approval for clinical trial from the Biological Division of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). Derived from Mesenchymal Stem Cells obtained from donated umbilical cord tissue, Mesocel is set to treat patients suffering from life- threatening COVID 19 pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.

Chennai, 20th July 2021

LifeCell Diagnostics Becomes the First in India to Launch Comprehensive Preeclampsia Screening

LifeCell, one of the leading diagnostics and healthcare solutions companies, is now the first provider in India to offer screening for both early-onset and late- onset preeclampsia during pregnancy. This launch is a significant milestone as the currently available diagnostic tests in the country screen only for early-onset preeclampsia. LifeCell has previously introduced the first-trimester preeclampsia screening based on detection of placental growth factor (PIGF) levels. However,

Chennai, 01st July 2021

LifeCell Launches a New Diagnostic Service to Address the Need for Safe & Successful Transplants in India

LifeCell, one of India’s leading diagnostic and healthcare solution providers, has ventured into a new diagnostic testing service with the launch of Immuno Transplant Comprehensive Testing. With an attempt to facilitate and improve transplantation success rate, the new service comprises an array of diagnostic tests that cater to pre- and post-transplantation needs.

Chennai, 17th June 2021

LifeCell Scales Diagnostic Capabilities with the Launch of New COVID Testing Centres In Key Markets

India’s leading diagnostics and healthcare solutions provider, LifeCell has recently expanded its diagnostics footprints into key markets including Kolkata and Pune. The ICMR and NABL accredited testing centres are equipped to handle COVID as well as other rapid biochemical and advanced genetic tests. With an extensive experience of handling over

Chennai, 10th May 2021

LifeCell Expands Its Suite Of Diagnostic Offerings To Promote Better Newborn Health

With an aim to provide the best possible healthcare to every child born in India, LifeCell, India’s leading diagnostic solutions provider, has introduced the first-of-its-kind diagnostic test called Omega Score. The OmegaScore-Prenatal and OmegaScore-Newborn test has been specially designed for Indian pregnant women as well as mothers respectively to determine the concentration of a critical omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, also known as docosahexaenoic acid. This fatty acid has been

Chennai, 24th March 2021

Proactive search of matching stem cell donors now available by country’s largest stem cell bank

ifeCell, a global leader in Community Stem Cell Banking recently announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind service, StemMatch for its community banking members. In line with the commitment towards providing proactive healthcare services, StemMatch will now provide information on the exact number and quality of matching stem cell units available for the child and the family within the LifeCell registry - the largest repository of Indian origin stem cells.

Chennai, 19th January 2021

LifeCell’s pioneering efforts in community cord blood banking wins accolades from IAP

Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) that is committed to health and well-bring of all children today shared its appreciation for LifeCell’s pioneering works in community cord blood banking. With the recent success of India’s first dual cord blood transplant, the medical body acknowledged community cord blood banking as a novel, life-saving measure and also reiterated the need for private organizations timely support in enabling path-breaking treatment modalities that are beneficial to the society.

2020

Chennai,2020

ISPAT recognizes LifeCell’s pioneering efforts of Community Cord Blood Banking

Acknowledging community cord blood banking as a novel, life-saving measure, ISPAT (Indian Society for Pre-natal Diagnosis and Therapy) today shared its appreciation for LifeCell’s pioneering efforts in the space of Stem Cell Banking. With the recent success of India’s first dual cord blood transplant, the medical body

Chennai, 22nd July 2020

LifeCell Makes A Landmark Stride in Making Stem Cell Treatments Possible for Families

In its stride towards offering comprehensive stem cell solutions and hope for treatment of many critical disorders, LifeCell, today announced its remarkable surge in its community banking inventory by clocking over 50,000 consented and qualified donor stem cell units.

Chennai, 16th January 2020

LifeCell Receives Accreditation from American Association of Tissue Banks

LifeCell International, India’s premier human cells tissues and genetics services provider, has now received accreditation from the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) for it's birth tissue products. This accreditation positions LifeCell as the first & only company not only in India but also outside the US to receive this accreditation. This accreditation certifies the entire process of consent, birth tissue acquisition, processing, release, storage and distribution.

Chennai, 24th January 2020

LifeCell Launches 'Genome-Scope' Newborn Genetic Testing to Diagnose over 4000 Genetic Conditions

LifeCell International, India’s premier stem cell bank and diagnostics company, today announced the introduction of 'Genome-Scope' - a premier Genetic Diagnostic Test for newborns which assesses for thousands of early childhood-onset disorders. Notably, LifeCell offers this service within a turnaround time of just 10 days, which is twice as fast compared to nearest offering - a vital time reduction for those who seek urgent diagnosis such as babies in the NICU.

2018

Chennai, 15th October 2018

LifeCell launches ‘Transformational’ Newborn Screening Program

LifeCell International, India’s premier stem cell bank and mother & baby diagnostics company today announced the launch of “RightStart” - the world’s first Integrated DNA testing for Newborn Screening to detect over 50 medical conditions. This technology has been proven to be more accurate than current screening methods and has also been found to drastically reduce the false-positive reporting thereby avoiding unnecessary follow-up tests and anxiety of the parents.

Chennai, 11th June 2018

LifeCell’s Community Cord Blood Banking meets recommendations of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

It is a well established fact that stem cells have the potential to treat several conditions and have been in use for many decades in life saving treatments. The baby’s umbilical cord blood being a rich source of these stem cells, can be collected at birth safely, causing no harm to the baby or mother, and preserved for a lifetime of use through the concept of cord blood banking.

Chennai, 31st May 2018

LifeCell launches "Pentastic" - a prenatal test to detect genetic abnormalities in fetus

LifeCell, India’s premier mother & baby diagnostics company and stem cell bank, today launched “Pentastic” - an ultrasound and biochemistry based blood test undertaken in the first trimester of pregnancy between 11 to 13 weeks 6 days to screen for genetic abnormalities, structural malformations in the fetus and serious high blood pressure in pregnancy.

Mumbai, 9th July 2017

LifeCell launches Community Stem Cell Banking

LifeCell International – India’s first & the largest stem cell provider, a pioneer in stem cell research– announced the launch of Baby Cord Share, Community Stem Cell banking to address the need for creating a large inventory of stem cells in the country. BabyCord Share brings together the unique benefits of private and public banks, while effectively addressing the challenges of sourcing matching stem cells in India.

Chennai, 24th January 2018

LifeCell initiates development of large scale manufacturing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

LifeCell, India’s first & largest stem cell bank in the country, a pioneer in stem cell research has embarked on a journey to develop large scale manufacturing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs).

Chennai, 01st July 2018

LifeCell acquires 100% ownership stake in subsidiary Fetomed Laboratories

LifeCell International India’s largest stem cell bank and premier mother & baby healthcare services provider today announced that it is acquiring the entire stake of Fetomed Laboratories for an undisclosed sum. With this investment LifeCell’s holding in its subsidiary will go up from initial 80% to 100%. This acquisition has been funded entirely by internal accruals. Consequent to this, Fetomed will undergo a merger with LifeCell, which is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

2017

Chennai, 31st October 2017

Growing Swiftly: LifeCell’s cord blood donor stem cell units surges past 10,000

India accounts for more than 25 million babies that are born every year. Despite being a high birthing nation, the availability of umbilical cord stem cells for patients needing them for treatments is still very low.

Chennai, 10th October 2017

LifeCell inherits Cryo-Save India’s preserved umbilical cord stem cell samples

LifeCell, India’s first and largest umbilical cord stem cell bank has today announced signing of a formal agreement with Cryo-Save India (Cryo-Save) for formal transfer of all of its 18,000 cryopreserved umbilical cord units and corresponding customer agreements to LifeCell.

Chennai, 16th August 2017

Lifecell launches improved advanced umbilical cord-stem cell collection kit

Most of the expectant parents draw a checklist of things that need to be taken to the hospital at the time of the delivery. The most important thing out of the entire checklist would be the umbilical cord collection kit, which shouldnt be missed out at any cost. Parents opting for stem cell banking, have you ever wondered how the collection kit would look like? Whether it would be sturdy and safe to transport your baby’s precious stem cells? The above questions might be food for thought.

Chennai, 7th August 2017

LifeCell becomes India’s biggest cord blood stem cell registry for unrelated use

In spite of being a highly populated country, India has lacked availability of donor cord blood samples and registered bone marrow donors. The number of cord blood units preserved with public banks in India is collectively around 5,000. The probability of finding a matching unit from this small inventory is low, leaving over 70% of Indian patients requiring donor stem cells in the lurch. According to an ICMR study only when the inventory increases to >250,000 would almost every patient find a match.

San Diego,Chennai 9th June2017

LifeCell’s Community Stem Cell Banking receives Global recognition

It is believed to be a general practice that technological advancements and new concepts from the western world and other countries percolate into the Indian market. Breaking this taboo & general practice, LifeCell International has made an entry into Global platform with their recently launched concept of "Community Stem Cell banking". In 15 years, LifeCell is the only second stem cell bank to present its innovation at such a prestigious global platform.

Chennai, 7 June 2017

LifeCell Partners with LifeCodexx AG to launch rapid and affordable Non-Invasive Prenatal DNA Testing (NIPT) in India

LifeCodexx AG, a pioneer in non-invasive prenatal DNA testing in Europe has announced its partnership with LifeCell – India’s leading mother & baby preventive health care provider, to bring PrenaTesT® qNIPTTM testing for the first time to India.

Mumbai, 9th March 2017

LifeCell launches Community Stem Cell Banking

LifeCell International – India’s first & the largest stem cell provider, a pioneer in stem cell research– announced the launch of Baby Cord Share, Community Stem Cell banking to address the need for creating a large inventory of stem cells in the country. BabyCord Share brings together the unique benefits of private and public banks, while effectively addressing the challenges of sourcing matching stem cells in India.

2015

11 th December 2015

LifeCell laboratory at Chennai stands unaffected by the floods

India’s first and largest stem cell bank today confirmed that it continued its regular operations even during the peak rains & flood disaster which badly affected Chennai during end November and early December. The stem cell samples preserved within the Chennai facility were unaffected by threat of rains and floods.

2014

Chennai, 27th July 2014

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan launches LifeCell’s umbilical cord public stem cell bank

LifeCell, India’s largest and most accredited stem cell bank today announced the successful preservation of 1,00,000 umbilical cord stem cell units at its facility in Chennai – the first stem cell bank in the country to achieve this significant customer base.

Chennai, 18 th February 2014

ASSOCIATION OF STEM CELL BANKS OF INDIA (ASBI) WELCOMES THE SERVICE TAX

The Association of Stem Cell Banks of India (ASBI) applauds the service tax exemption on preservation of umbilical cord stem cells which was announced by Honorable Finance Minister Mr P Chidambaram in his Vote Of Account Speech 2014. Specifically the exemption removes the burden of 12.36% tax on the services offered by cord blood banks for the preservation of umbilical cord stem cells and related services thereof.

Chennai, 20 th January 2014

LifeCell ropes in Aishwarya Rai to position stem cell banking as the perfect Godh Bharai gift.

India’s largest stem cell bank, LifeCell, has rolled out the second phase of its national campaign by unveiling a TV commercial featuring Bollywood actor and brand ambassador

2013

Chennai, 21st February 2013

LifeCell raises Rs.35 Cr from Helion Venture Partners to fuel its growth plans

LifeCell International Private Limited, India’s largest and most accredited stem cell bank, today announced securing an investment from Helion Venture Partners, an India focused venture fund, to support its plans of increasing market penetration of stem cell banking in India whilst also enabling the development of novel cell based therapies.

Bangalore,6 th January 2013

LifeCell organizes Great Expectations 2013, first of its kind two day fiesta for pregnant women in Bangalore

LifeCell International, India’s first and largest stem cell company in association with Cloudnine organized ‘Great Expectations 2013’, a first of its kind two day carnival for expectant mothers in Bangalore. Aimed at making motherhood a more joyous and memorable experience, LifeCell’s Great Expectations saw a unique fashion show for pregnant women and a series of interactive and informative workshops and games.

2012

Chennai, 20th December 2012

LifeCell announces India’s first Dual Storage Service and the Expansion of its Storage Facility in Chennai

LifeCell International, India’s largest and most recommended stem cell storage company today announced the launch of India’s first Dual Storage service that allows stem cells to be stored at two geographically distant locations. This unique service has been made available with the expansion of LifeCell’s state of the art storage facility in Chennai and the launch of its new advanced stem cell center in Gurgaon (Manesar) near New Delhi. LifeCell’s Dual Storage service will now ensure maximum safety and complete protection against unforeseen events arising due to natural calamities. The stem cell processing and storage facility in Chennai has been upgraded to hold up to 3, 00,000 samples, making it one the most advanced stem cell bank in the country.

Mumbai, 13th December 2012

Survey ranks LifeCell as the most recommended Stem Cell Bank by Gynaecologists in India

A recent survey conducted by Nielsen India amongst gynecologists in the country shows that LifeCell International enjoys the highest brand equity in comparison to key industry players. According to the survey, out of the leading stem cell banks in the country LifeCell has the highest brand recall at 85% with top of the mind position amongst Gynaecologists. The study also shows that LifeCell is recommended by Gynaecologists three times more than its closest competitor, making it the most recommended stem cell bank in India. From an industry point of view, the results reveal that over 99% of the gynecologists interviewed were aware about stem cell banking and 90% of them recommended the service to expectant parents.

Mumbai,22nd October 2012

LifeCell launches “BabyShield” Newborn screening

LifeCell International, India’s largest and most accredited stem cell storage company, today announced the launch of LifeCell Diagnostics, the world’s most advanced and non-invasive newborn screening program. Specifically the LifeCell Diagnostics service can identify over 118 health conditions at birth making it the most advanced newborn screening service in the world. Importantly this test is done entirely in a non-invasive manner thereby making it safe for the baby and simple to implement in a healthcare setting. Newborn screening is recognized by health experts as an essential medical test as it can help identify children who may be born with such conditions even before they become sick so that early and preventive treatment can be initiated in order to safeguard them from severe harm such as mental retardation, physical abnormalities, bone deformity, liver dysfunction or even death.

15th May 2012

Temple Wellness in association with Bheegi Basanti Entertainment presents

Under the guidance of Prenatal Yoga expert Tonia Clark A film by Ipshita Maitra Mumbai, May 15, 2012: Saregama, India’s flagship Music and Entertainment company, recently launched its new division Temple Wellness a one stop shop solution to preventive wellness facilities. Continuing the journey a new wellness film will now be launched under this division - Prenatal Yoga with Lara Dutta. As stated by Adarsh Gupta,

28th March 2012

LifeCell International reaches 100 Centers Milestone!

LifeCell International, India’s largest and most accredited umbilical cord stem cell bank announced the launch of its 100th center at Jammu. This network expansion is part of LifeCell’s endeavor to make this valuable healthcare service of umbilical cord stem cell banking available to expectant parents in all major cities and towns in the country. With the launch of this center the reach of LifeCell now spans over 22 states covering over 80 cities and towns in India.

Chennai,12th January 2012

LifeCell moves up to become India’s First & only AABB Accredited Stem Cell Bank for Umbilical Cord Tissue banking

LifeCell, the pioneers in Umbilical cord blood & cord tissue stem cell bank has been awarded the most prestigious AABB Accreditation for cord tissue banking. AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) is an international non-profit body dedicated to developing the highest standards in blood and cord blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapy. This accreditation has been granted following an intensive on-site assessment by AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility is in accordance with the AABB standards or exceeds those set by AABB.

2011

Chennai, 15th March 2011

Stem Cells bring back vision to NRI

The potential of stem cells is almost infinity in its scale. The capacity for stem cells to transform into whatever the body needs, to regenerate itself, could in the future have the potential to make the blind see, the crippled walk and the dear hear. Stem cells provide hope that this dream would become reality.

Chennai, 10th August 2011

LifeCell launches Disaster Relief Program for preserved stem cells

LifeCell International, India’s largest and premier umbilical cord and menstrual blood stem cell bank today launched its ‘Disaster Relief Program’ to provide relief to its customers in the instance of the preserved stem cells being subjected to deterioration, destruction or loss of sample due to unforeseen incidents. With this unique and first of its kind initiative LifeCell is the first stem cell bank globally to provide relief for its clients in the best possible way in the event of a disaster.

Chennai, August 2011

LifeCell International honored as one of India’s Most Promising Brands, 2011

LifeCell International, India’s largest and premier umbilical cord and menstrual blood stem cell bank has been honored the most prestigious award of "India's Most Promising Brands 2011" by 4Ps Business & Marketing. Besides, being recognized as the Most Promising Brand, LifeCell was also shortlisted for the category of India's Most Popular Brands 2011.

Mumbai, 8th March 2011

LifeCell brings Menstrual Blood stem cell banking to India

Marking the 100th International Women’s Day celebration as a yet another remarkable milestone, LifeCell International, pioneers in stem cell banking, today launched LifeCell Femme-Menstrual blood stem cell banking service in India. Actress & Model Lisa Ray unveiled this innovative service at the launch function at Mumbai.

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