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Stemsoft and BioE to Offer Quality-Driven, Turnkey Solution For Cord Blood Data Management and Processing

Integrated solution enables cord blood banks to achieve high stem cell yields and efficiently manage cord blood processing and storage data

May 28, 2008

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA and ST. PAUL, Minn. - May 28, 2008 - StemSoft Software Inc. and BioE, Inc. announced today they have entered into a partnership to provide cord blood banks a complete, quality-driven turnkey solution for comprehensive cord blood data management and cord blood processing.

The integrated solution combines BioE’s clinically proven PrepaCyte-CB Cord Blood Processing System with StemSoft’s StemLab, the industry-standard cord blood banking software.

 “As the cord blood banking industry continues to mature and face increasing regulatory pressure, cord blood banks are looking to upgrade their cord blood processing and data management systems,” said Michael Haider, president and chief executive officer (CEO) for BioE. “The tight integration of PrepaCyte-CB and StemLab promises to provide cord blood banks a single solution to achieve high stem cell yields for eventual therapeutic application in humans and efficiently record, track and manage all associated cell processing and storage data.”

The PrepaCyte-CB/StemLab solution comes pre-defined with a BioE-approved standard procedure template. This standard template ensures process standardization in the laboratory and guides users through the manufacturer-recommended PrepaCyte-CB instructions, while also tracking complete lot-to-lot traceability, ISBT labeling and freezer inventory from within StemLab.

 “This turnkey solution enables cord blood banks to get up and running quickly with two excellent products, and ensures a high standard of quality control in their lab,” said Jacki Hatfield, CEO of StemSoft Software Inc. 

 The PrepaCyte-CB  Processing  System is a sterile, closed-bag processing system that efficiently  separates  therapeutically beneficial cells, including total nucleated cells and stem cells, from human umbilical cord blood prior to public or private  banking. Intuitive and easy-to-use, PrepaCyte-CB provides high recovery of clinically important cells, while removing almost all unnecessary red blood cells.                                                                                                                                                                                      As the leading software solution for cellular therapy and cord blood banking laboratories, StemLab is built to ensure quality and regulatory compliance standards are met by establishing procedural protocols, monitoring manufacturing processes, and documenting lot-to-lot traceability. As an ISBT-certified vendor, Stemsoft can generate and read the ISBT 128 donor , donation and product identifiers from StemLab.