Cryo-Save offers to store stem cells for Japan
Cryo-Save Group NV (Euronext: CRYO, “Cryo-Save,” “the Group”), the leading international family stem cell bank, is offering to store autologous adult stem cells for Japan. Japan is looking to store stem cells of rescue workers that are likely to be exposed to high levels of radiation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Recent scientific studies have shown that stem cells are able to repair the damage caused by high radiation exposure. Japan, however, fears that it may run out of storage capacity and is asking for help. At the same time, this raises the question whether such a preventive and potentially life-saving measure should not be made available to all workers at nuclear power plants.