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Kate Sneddon

BSc (Hons) MicrobiologyChief Executive Officer | Biovault FamilyBiovault Family CEO, Kate Sneddon, joined Biovault in July 2009 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2016. As health industry professional her experience includes working as a microbiologist and leader at GSK for over 10 years. Her expertise in cord blood banking has been recognised in her awards, features in Parliamentary Review and Parents Guide to Cord Blood, as well as contributions to research with UCL and others.

Articles by Kate Sneddon

How does cord blood banking work?

Did you know it only takes a few short minutes to give your child protection that lasts a lifetime? We can collect and safely store your baby’s cord blood and tissue to give you a life’s worth of peace of mind, thanks to a simple, painless process laid out in a kit containing all the […]

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Why does cord blood deserve an awareness month?

“Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord following the birth of your baby. It is rich in blood stem cells, similar to those found in bone marrow, and these can be used to treat many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.” Source:  NHS at https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/cord-blood-bank/what-is-cord-blood/. July 2021 marks Cord Blood Awareness Month. So why does cord blood deserve an […]

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10 best books on maternal health

Relaxing when you’re pregnant is good for you and your baby, and reading a book at night is the perfect way to wind down. It’s a match made in heaven! It also helps to know what to expect of your body and the changes it goes through, your emotions and the changes you might feel, […]

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6 signs of a great Cord Blood Bank

We lead the way in cord blood banking, and we’ve been doing it since 2004. Our long-standing relationships with Plymouth University and University College London support a team of top stem cell scientists. In 2017 our lead stem cell scientist, Shaun Mansfield, was awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership funding by Innovate UK to look into a […]

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Best sleep habits to reduce post partum insomnia

Your whole life has been turned upside down in the most deliciously delightful way, thanks to your new baby. You’re deeply in love with this tiny new being, a feeling so strong it might have surprised you at first. Everything is wonderful, life is magical, you’re living every second of it… but oh, if only […]

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Midwives are truly remarkable

“It’s something that is really important to me because it allows me to do so many things and reach so many people and to help people. I want people to know me as and remember me as a person that helped others, a person who loved others.” (https://www.nurses.co.uk/nursing/blog/the-5-things-i-love-most-about-working-in-midwifery/) Isn’t that lovely? The philosopher Plato agreed. […]

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Louise Roe chooses Plymouth’s Biovault Family to bank her baby’s stem cells

Plymouth-based Biovault Family is delighted to announce fashion stylist, author and presenter Louise Roe will be using its services to bank her new born baby’s stem cells. The influencer, who has more than 662k followers on Instagram is expecting her second child with husband Mackenzie this month (May, 2021). Biovault Family offers personalised cord blood and […]

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Approved umbilical cord blood treatments and therapies

Cord blood stem cells are changing lives, creating happiness for parents and families around the world. Cord blood is being used to treat everything from immune and metabolic disorders to blood cancers, proving that cord blood transplants and therapies really do work.  Here are just a few of the many conditions for which cord blood […]

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What is autism and can cord blood be used to treat it?

Umbilical cord blood is rather magical. The stem cells it contains have all sorts of health benefits, widely used to help treat a huge variety of conditions, some very serious. As experts in cord blood banking, we decided to explore the science and tell you the truth behind cord blood treatment for autism.    About umbilical cord blood and autism – […]

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