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FIRST FDA CLEARANCE OF STERILE FIELD CORD BLOOD COLLECTION BAG

April 26, 2006
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ViaCell, Inc. and Pall Corporation announced today the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of a cord blood collection bag suitable for use in a sterile field. Pall and ViaCell collaborated on the development and design of the new collection bag. ViaCell has exclusive rights to the new collection bag for family cord blood banking and expects to introduce it as part of its ViaCord collection kit. The new sterile field bag will give families and their health care providers the ability to more safely and easily collect umbilical cord blood from newborns, even when born by cesarean section.
Pall Corporation