NMDP/Be The Match partners with M Health Fairview and Duke University cryopreservation labs to launch Be The Match BioBank

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® today announced a collaboration with the Minnesota health system M Health Fairview and Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (MC3)/Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University (Duke) to offer cryopreservation services to transplant centers through the Be The Match BioBank. The collaboration brings together industry-leading expertise in cryopreservation and storage of patient-directed donor blood stem cell products to improve donor availability, collection quality, and ultimately, to provide a more reliable path to transplant for patients.

Through the Be The Match BioBank, blood stem cell donors will be able to donate bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) for an intended patient on a timeline that is convenient for the donor. The cells are then cryopreserved and stored for the transplant center at no cost to them and shipped to coincide with initiation of

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SpoonfulOne to Launch Digital Food Allergy Prevention Trial with Duke Clinical Research Institute

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SpoonfulOne, a food allergy protection company, is launching a first-of-its-kind digital, randomized, controlled trial with the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) to evaluate the ability to protect against food allergies with routine feeding of the most common food allergy proteins during infancy and toddlerhood. The trial is expected to begin in December with the recruitment of 1,500 healthy babies between four to six months of age. Study parameters will support new feeding guidelines recommending the early introduction of potential food allergens for food allergy prevention, glean parental experiences of early introduction in infant feeding, and support the evidence showing SpoonfulOne as the category-leading solution for food allergy prevention.

The study will be led by Principal Investigator, pediatric allergist, David Jeong, MD, and co-investigated by DCRI’s Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH, who specializes in neonatal and infant therapeutics. In addition,

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