New Translational Research Institute in Gilbert, Ariz. to Fund Stem Cell Clinical Trials and Research Projects for New Medical Applications

Gilbert’s Life Science Industry Gains Momentum as Leading Research Center for Stem Cell Research, Treatments, Processing and Storage

FOR RELEASE: June 27, 2011
BIO 2011 – Hall A, Booth 2565

BIO 2011 Convention, Washington, DC, June 27, 2011 –Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC) in Gilbert, Arizona, launched the Translational Research Institute, (TRI), as the next key component in the advancement of cellular technologies and stem cell therapy in the United States. With a focus on emerging medical technologies, TRI will identify FDA requirements and design valid clinical trials to ensure safety and efficacy and efficiently streamline the approval process. TRI will prudently fund research projects for new medical applications and expects to launch its first product in early summer 2011.

Gilbert economic development representatives will be meeting with site selectors and organizations from around the world at BIO 2011 (Hall A, Arizona Pavilion, Booth 2565) to provide the latest industry reports, statistics, and other information about Arizona’s life science industry and Gilbert’s unique economic advantages, investment opportunities, incentives, and future growth areas.

“Gilbert, Arizona will be a worldwide destination for patient treatment and a center for scientists to be trained from basic science to clinical application for stem cells,” said Dr. Nabil Dib, Medical Director and Chief Investigator at the Celebration Stem Cell Centre.

“We have developed a hybrid concept to bring stem cell treatment technologies from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside,” said William Lund, Managing Director of TRI and Co-Founder of Celebration Stem Cell Centre.

Gilbert’s growing life science industry features collaborative partnerships between Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Celebration Stem Cell Centre, several Phoenix-area hospitals, Catholic Healthcare West hospitals, and the new Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. The hospitals collect donated cord blood from consenting patients for the processing, storage, and subsequent delivery of stem cells for worldwide clinical research made available through Celebration Stem Cell Centre. Gilbert expects to attract senior research physicians, principle investigators, faculty, and medical practitioners from around the country. Researchers, institutions, and companies interested in opening offices in Gilbert for stem cell research should contact Gilbert’s economic development division at: [email protected] or (480) 503-6010.

About Celebration Stem Cell Centre, (CSCC)
The Celebration Stem Cell Centre’s mission is to provide the highest quality of viable stem cells for transplant and regenerative medicine and to increase awareness of the healing effects of stem cells. Expectant mothers register in advance at to donate from any hospital in the state of Arizona or privately bank from anywhere in the nation. CSCC collaborates with several non-profit foundations to provide educational information about cord blood banking and stem cell research, including Save the Cord Foundation and Translational Stem Cell Research Foundation.

About Translational Research Institute, (TRI)
TRI is a private company formed to develop innovative treatments for cardiovascular disease through breakthrough cellular technologies and medical devices. TRI will fund clinical research projects and establish strategic partnerships with world-leading scientists and principal investigators in stem cell transplant therapies and regenerative medicine.

About Gilbert, Arizona Economic Development Services
Gilbert’s Economic Development Division is committed to the attraction and retention of business and industry to the Gilbert community. The division provides expert site selection services, operational cost analysis, incentive comparisons, workforce studies and the ability to connect knowledge assets that spur innovation.

About Gilbert, Arizona
Gilbert, Arizona is located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. With a population of 220,000 Gilbert was ranked the 4th fastest-growing large municipality in the nation and ranks 36th out of the top 100 best places to live in America according to CNN/Money Magazine. Gilbert also has one of the highest ranked K-12 education systems in Arizona and noted as the 17th safest city in the country. For additional details on Gilbert’s low operating costs, established life and bio science employers, incentives and available workforce, please contact the Economic Development Division at [email protected] or 480.503.6010, or visit:

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