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

Umbilical cord blood transplant cures a woman of HIV 

More than 40 years after the HIV virus was first encountered researchers are still fighting to develop ways to cure HIV, including a range of potential gene therapies. Now one New York woman has been cured of HIV, which remains one of humanity’s most ‘resilient’ viruses.  HIV AIDS arrived in the late ‘70s. By the […]

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How is umbilical cord blood used to treat blood cancers?

Did you know umbilical cord blood is being used to treat a number of cancers of the blood? And did you know you can collect and store the cord blood from your newborn to use in potentially life-saving treatments as they get older? This article explores how umbilical cord blood is used to treat blood […]

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Biovault Family is recognised as a partner of choice by the AABB

We are delighted to announce that Biovault Family has been awarded the Cellular Therapy Services (CSM) Qualification which is based on our current accreditation status with the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB). This new qualification was announced in January 2022 and recognises Biovault Family’s expertise, capability and practices related to cellular […]

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What can cord blood be used for?

Imagine this. Your toddler has been diagnosed with leukaemia. They need a bone marrow transplant, but there isn’t a matching adult donor. They may die. Thankfully life-saving umbilical cord blood from stem cells, donated by an anonymous mum and her newborn baby, save your little one’s life.  It’s a true story.  If you’ve ever asked […]

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Can stem cell therapy be used in stroke treatment?

Did you know stem cell therapy may be able to help stroke victims? While stem cells are still being used in clinical trials, there is early evidence that stem cell therapy enhances recovery from a stroke. Here’s some expert insight into stroke treatment, including an exploration of how mesenchymal cells taken from the umbilical cord […]

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Covid and Mesenchymal cells – The science bit!

By Kate Sneddon, CEO, Biovault Family Nature Magazine is one of the world’s best-respected scientific publications. It’s designed for scientists and stacked with detailed data about every imaginable scientific endeavour, from physics to genomics and everything in between. They’ve recently published an article looking at the impact of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) taken from the […]

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Why banking your baby’s precious cord blood matters

World Cord Blood Day was celebrated around the world on November 15, and every year, July is designated World Cord Blood month, but still very few people in the UK know about umbilical cord blood banking Kate Sneddon, CEO of Plymouth-based Biovault Family, the only private laboratory in the UK that works for the NHS […]

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November 15th is World Cord Blood Day

The clocks are counting down to World Cord Blood Day 2021, an exciting event made up of an Online Virtual Conference supported by a host of inspiring live events across the globe. It’s open to the public and is recommended for parents as well as healthcare professionals. The strapline says it all: “Even just one […]

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Meet us at The Baby Show, Olympia London, 22-24 Oct 2021

We can’t wait to meet at The Baby Show 2021! This year Biovault will be attending the Baby Show in London. We are looking forward to seeing you there and we are celebrating with great ticket offers and a competition! Win Free Tickets! There are 50 free tickets up for grabs for expecting parents to […]

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