LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 20 CalbaTech, Inc.(OTC BB: CLBE), an emerging life sciences company (http://www.CalbaTech.com )concentrating on the collection and banking of adult stem cells for possiblefuture therapeutic uses and providing products and platforms to the biotechand pharmaceutical research markets and to academic institutions, said todayin its 10Q filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission that itanticipates to be profitable in 2007.
The addition of sales from the Stem Cell Microbank(TM) Service operated byLifeStem(TM) Inc., a CalbaTech wholly-owned subsidiary, that has developed aunique process to harvest adult stem cells in micro quantities to becryopreserved for future transplantation into the same client for medicalpurposes, will play a key role in strengthening the Company's financialposition, the filing said.
CalbaTech announced that sales for the third quarter dropped to $290,298,down from $322,322 in the same quarter in 2006, and nine month sales decreasedto $887,959 in 2007 compared to $977,444 in the same period in 2007. TheCompany said a cash flow deficit was caused by its inability in the quarter tocollect receivables from the National Institutes of Health, which subsequentlydelayed the manufacture and shipment of order, impacting revenues. Theproblem has been resolved.
CalbaTech said gross profits improved to $198,464 for the quarter. "Weare managing our resources very carefully," said James DeOlden, CEO.
LifeStem preserves healthy cells for future medical treatments becausethe benefits of stem cell therapies have shown great success in the treatmentof life threatening disease includingchronic heart failure and cancer, withthe promise of playing prominent roles in cures for other diseases such asParkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes.
The MicroBanking process, for which LifeStem has filed for US patentprotection, is based on the theory that it is not necessary to harvest aquantity of stem cells capable of regenerating the entire immune system at thetime of collection, but rather that these cells can be collected in microquantities and cryo-preserved for future cellular expansion prior toreintroduction into the recipient.
CalbaTech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CLBE) is an emerging life sciencescompany (http://www.CalbaTech.com) concentrating on providing products andplatforms to the research market for biotech and pharmaceutical companies andto academic institutions, as well as providing services in the collection,processing and storage of adult stem cells.
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