Bioscience

Celebration Stem Cell could be center of Gilbert biotech hub

September 13, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Phoenix Business Journal] – Celebration Stem Cell Centre is creating a buzz as companies and research organizations are looking to set up shop near the facility to create a bio hub in Gilbert.

Dan Henderson, economic development director for the city of Gilbert, said he is getting calls from companies looking to expand there.

“The interest we’re getting in and around the area is tremendous,” he said.

The new center, across the street from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, is taking its first donated umbilical-cord blood sample this week to begin testing its equipment and operating procedures. The center has been open for about a month, but this is the first time it will take samples, said Sherry Lund, founder and president of the center.

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