NFL Player Larry Fitzgerald to Partner with Next Healthcare to Launch CelBank PRO™

Six-Time NFL Pro Bowl Wide Receiver to Help Launch Adult Stem Cell Banking Products for Pro Athletes to Offer Hope for Future Treatment of Disease or Injury

nhc-logo-300wAugust 28, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) Next Healthcare (NHC), a Maryland biotech company, and Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, today announced a partnership to launch CelBank PRO™, a regenerative medicine product intended for professional athletes.

Larry, a six-time NFL pro bowl wide receiver who has been playing for the Cardinals since 2004, is partnering with Next Healthcare to support the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Next Healthcare is a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine and is focusing CelBank PRO™ on the needs of the professional athlete.

Next Healthcare harnesses the power of the body’s built-in repair system, stem cells, by storing them in an FDA-registered tissue preservation lab for future adult stem cell therapeutic applications. Cells are harvested in a physician’s office through a simple skin or blood sample, banked, expanded, and when needed, returned to the person’s body for use. The cells have shown the ability to find and repair sites of damage. The simplest and most compelling therapies in regenerative medicine use the body’s own stem cells to heal damaged body tissues.

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