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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Genecell International Opens office in the Dominican Republic

GeneCell International, a trusted provider in the processing and preservation of umbilical cord blood, announced today the opening of its new offices in the Dominican Republic’s capital city, Santo Domingo. The company, with its corporate headquarters located in Miami, Florida, collects and stores umbilical cord blood, dental pulp and adipose tissue that can later be used to treat a variety of diseases and blood disorders. GeneCell hosted a launch cocktail-style event at Taboo Bamboo, a local restaurant in the heart of Santo Domingo, to celebrate the opening of the new offices.

The event was attended by more than 60 doctors and featured several keynote speakers. The evening’s program was kicked-off with a special introduction by CEO of GeneCell International Eduardo Cortez, who welcomed guests and shared his excitement on the company’s successful expansion into the Dominican Republic. Mr. Cortez also recognized special guests including Dr. Todd Flower, Laboratory Director of the Miami facility, and Dr. Adriana Lopez, Laboratory Director of the Venezuelan facility, as well as Dr. Albert Milcíades, Medical Director of the Dominican Republic facility. Mr. Cortez’s introduction was immediately followed by a special presentation made by Dr. Lopez, who spoke of the current, potential and future applications of cord blood, dental pulp and adipose stem cells, with an emphasis on cord blood stem cells and their scientific advances. A client testimonial was also provided by well-known and respected radio personality, Miralba Ruiz, who applauded GeneCell’s efforts and urged doctors to inform their patients about this potentially life-saving opportunity.

Other notable and prominent guests, and strong supporters of GeneCell, in attendance included Medical Director and President of La Sociedad Dominicana de Ginecología y Obstetricia Dr. Albert Milcíades and the Dean of UNIBE (Universidad Iberoamericana) Dr. Julio Castaño Guzmán.

Special GeneCell staff members in attendance included Sales Manager Cesarina Vazquez, Marketing and Sales Assistant Aida Beltre and Administrative Assistant Binny Felix.

“Our new office in the Dominican Republic extends our reach and makes our services easily accessible for parents in the country looking to preserve viable adult stem cells from both umbilical cord blood and dental pulp,” said GeneCell’s Operations Director, Jose Cirino. “These stem cells are used to safeguard families against diseases once considered untreatable. GeneCell International has deep roots in Latin America and more than a decade of experience in helping parents make informed decisions that can lead to potentially life-saving possibilities.”

Alongside its commitment to educating the public on the benefits of cord blood preservation, GeneCell’s presence in Florida and Latin America makes it uniquely qualified to provide information for the Hispanic community. For many Hispanics who require umbilical cord blood stem cells for medical treatments, genetic matches are often difficult to find. GeneCell maintains a large presence in Latin America – the company operates a large facility in Venezuela - promoting the practice and encouraging families to bank their newborns’ cord blood to help protect their loved ones.

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Source: PR Web

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