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Prove featured in CNN article about dental stem cells

CNN_International_logo_2014Provia Labs, Grace Century’s dental stem cell storage system portfolio project, has been features in an article on CNN on how dental cells could represent the next stage in the development of the emerging science of stem cell treatment.

The article, which is a lengthy and comprehensive feature, includes contributions from Dr. Joseph C. Laning, chief technology officer of Provia Laboratories LLC. The piece tries to balance the increasingly rigorous scientific case for the increased potential of stem cells as a method of treating complex disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injury, with some more cautious views from the scientific community.

Scott Wolf, President and Director of Research for Grace Century, commented “The fact that our portfolio project, Provia labs, has made it to CNN, simply serves to highlight the traction that stem cells and their significant future potential for the treatment of many conditions has gained in the medical world. Whilst the article includes the views of some of the more skeptical members of the community, it should be noted that The President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jade Miller endorses the storage of baby teeth / Wisdom teeth and has done so himself for his family. In addition, the opinion of professional medical bodies is no guarantee of anything as Dr. N (Advisor for Provia) discovered for himself with regard to the National Bone Registry as we reported on our blog article of last May.

Read the full CNN article by clicking here.

 

Scott Wolf Appointed to Provia Advisory Board

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It has been announced that Grace Century President and Director of Research Scott Wolf has has appointed to the Business Advisory Board of Provia Laboratories LLC, Grace Century’s dental stem cell storage project partner.

Scott has tirelessly worked to help Provia with many important business functions since becoming involved with them in 2014, including contributing to Provia’s overall strategy, new business & market development, and raising of capital. Though the Grace Century members’ network, almost $10 million of funding has been secured for Provia.

Read Provia’s full press release on Scott’s apportionment here.

More on Provia’s engagement with US Capital

ProviaLabssquare21We recently reported the existing news that our portfolio partner, Provia Laboratories LLC (Provia), had engaged US Capital Partners Inc. (US Capital) as its strategic advisor for a $2M capital raise.

The details  of the engagement are now available at http://www.provialabs.com/investor-relations.

Prove are planning to utilise the new financing primarily to grow its sales and marketing function to support new products and services.

A full press release on the engagement is now available by clicking on this link.

Scott Wolf, President and Director of Research for Grace Century, commented “Grace Century is thrilled to have handed over the reins to Provia’ s first Institutional funder U.S. Capital. As a Board advisor, we will continue to assist in  all other areas, especially in help Provia expand here in the Middle east and Asia.”

Store-A-Tooth hits the news in Canada

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Once again, Store-A-Tooth is in the news.

Recently, Store-A-Tooth – the dental stem cell storage system created by Grace Century project partner Provia – started accepting Canadian teeth to be frozen and stored in its Massachusetts lab, which stimulated new media attention and further opinion from medical professionals, as recent article on Global News reported.

Dr. Joe Laning is Provia’s chief technology officer, and he recently said “Cellular medicine is going to be a big part of what we rely on to rebuild broken parts of the body. Theoretically, I think (teeth stem cells) would be used for reconstituting organ function or to build bone.”

Dr. Laning says teeth should be transited to the company’s special transport kit within 48 hours of being pulled to ensure the best results in terms. So far, 60 Canadians have sent their baby teeth to Store-A-Tooth.

Read the fill story and watch the video on Global News here.

Stem Cells: The Next Treatment for Anti-Aging?

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A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has indicated that stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells – with strong potential for acting as an anti-aging treatment, according to a recent article on Zee News.

The study findings – which were published in the journal Stem Cells – demonstrated that adipose-derived stems cells (from human fat) have greater potential than previously thought for making proteins.

“It also shows these cells can be potentially used safely in the future, because they require minimal manipulation and maintenance,” according to lead study author Ivona Percec. “That means these cells could be far more stable and helpful as we continue to study natural aging,” Percec noted

Grace Century President and Director of Research commented “This is our portfolio project Provia’s sweetspot – stem cell from adipose tissue is going to be big”

Read the full article on Zee News here.

US Capital Engaged on $2M Convertible Debt Financing for Provia Laboratories, LLC.

ProviaLabssquare21US Capital Partners Inc. has been engaged by Grace Century project partner Provia Laboratories, LLC (“Provia”) as its strategic advisor for a $2 million convertible debt financing. Provia will use the new financing to expand sales and marketing activities, retire existing debt, and provide general working capital as the business continues to grow.

Grace Century CEO Scott Wolf said “We are thrilled to announce that the company U.S. Capital Partners will be spearheading the future funding for our Portfolio project, Provia labs. This officially closes our promotional involvement as of Wednesday, February 15, 2017.”

US Capital Partners Inc. is a private investment bank headquartered in San Francisco. Through its affiliate broker dealer, US Capital Global Securities, LLC, the firm facilitates equity private placements, makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and has a wide distribution for these services and financial products for small and medium-sized businesses.

“We are extremely pleased to be assisting Provia with its business financing needs in a strategic investment banking role, as the company moves into the next phase of its business expansion,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “The opportunity to participate in Provia’s $2 million convertible debt financing raise is now open to eligible investors through our digital investment platform, available at www.uscgs.com, which offers a curated selection of private placement opportunities.”

“At the core of Provia’s vision, we believe in helping individuals benefit from their own cells,” said Howard Greenman, CEO at Provia. “Store-A-Tooth offers one of the few opportunities we have as parents to collect and preserve our children’s stem cells when our children are young, and their cells are healthy. We have prepared our business to scale, and plan to work nationally with dental and oral surgery offices, expand our direct-to-consumer activities, and bring our technology to additional markets through strategic partnerships.”

 

Provia Laboratories Featured in MillionaireAsia Magazine

Millionaire Asia ClubIn the second of two articles related to Grace Century to feature in MillionaireAsia magazine, our Dental Stem Cell Storage Technology partner, Provia Laboratories is the main subject of “Sinking Teeth Into Stem Cell Banking” features contributions from Provia CEO Howard Greenman.

“MillionaireAsia” is a regional Asian magazine targeted at High Net Worth Individuals with a database of 140,000 millionaires in across multiple Asian geographies

The magazine will be official released into circulation on November 12th, however you can read the article featuring Provia Laboratories in full via the link below:

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New Dental Partners Announced for Store-A-Tooth

handshake-dentalSM2Grace Century’s dental stem cell project partner Provia Labs have announced that Dr. Alexander Trujillo and Dr. Kira Miro-Trujillo will begin a partnership with Provia’s Store-A-Tooth dental stem cell storage service. The purpose of the partnership is primarily educational – Dr. Alexander and Dr. Kira will facilitate learning about the science, technology and associated possibilities of dental stem cell storage for inquirers of the product.

Read the announcement on Store-A-Tooth’s website here

Watch Store-A-Tooth’s video on dental cell bio banking here (approx. 2 mins)

Grace Century Increases Market Presence in Singapore

Grace Century CEO Scott Wolf presenting to partners in SingaporeGrace Century has successfully boosted its presence in Asia’s early-growth private equity market after being invited to a series of meetings and seminars. Scott Wolf, Grace Century’s CEO and Director of Research, represented the company in Singapore May 28 through June 3, 2015.

A growing demand for U.S. Dollar denominated projects, plus a strong appetite for health and regenerative medicine themed investments by Asian investors, were key factors which prompted the invite from Grace Century’s Singaporean colleagues. Grace Century sought to capitalize on its expertise, in what is an increasingly attractive sector for early growth investment projects. Weakness in Singaporean real estate has added fuel for investors to diversify.

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Store-A-Tooth CEO Discusses Stem Cell Bio Banking on Wharton Business Radio

logo_store-a-tooth Howard Greenman, CEO of Provia Laboratories and Store-A-Tooth, talks about stem cells and regenerative medicine on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM 111. September 22, 2014

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