Giostar Honored With Asian Heritage Award for Best in Business Category
DR. ANAND SRIVASTAVA AND DEVEN PATEL
Dr. Anand Srivastava and Deven Patel are co-founders of GIOSTAR (Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research), a leading stem cell therapy and research institute headquartered in San Diego. The company was founded to aid those suffering from debilitating health conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke, spinal cord injuries, cancer and diabetes. The company’s Regenerative Medicine program provides promise for treatments of diseases previously regarded as incurable.
Dr. Srivastava is regarded as a pioneer in the research of stem cell therapy and has long been associated with major academic and scientific institutions, including UCSD, UCLA and the Salk Research Institute. His work also extends to the research of cancer and gene therapy.
Recently, GIOSTAR Chairman Dr. Srivastava was invited to chair the session at the 8th Annual World Congress of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell-Korea. He has been
a frequent guest on numerous international conferences as the keynote speaker, presenter and on panels of experts. The speakers under his Chairmanship for this conference are the Who’s Who in the field of Stem Cell Science from the top universities around the world such as Cambridge and Oxford.
Mr. Patel’s role has been to take Dr. Srivastava’s research and create cell transplant programs with several state governments in India and to launch collaborative efforts with several other countries to establish treatment centers. Under his leadership, GIOSTAR has dedicated a state-of-the-art stem cell treatment hospital in Ahmedabad, India, and is planning additional facilities in China, Thailand, Dubai, the Philippines, Brazil, Sweden, Turkey and the Bahamas.
At GIOSTAR, Mr. Patel is in charge of developing stem cell transplant program for four different State Governments in India with total population of close to155 million. The four State Governments in Indi are preparing to treat their large, poor populations suffering from sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. GIOSTAR is in negotiations with China’s public and private sector to start stem cell transplant program at ten different locations.
Mr. Patel has served as the founding President of Asian and Pacific American Coalition (APAC), representing San Diego API communities from nine Asian countries and spearheaded its efforts in 2011 at City Hall to create the new 9th City Council District in City of San Diego to be an Asian Pacific American influenced district through the restricting process.
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