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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

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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Stem cell therapies and severe Covid – A fascinating discovery

Chemistry graduate and Ph.D student Michael Greenwood has written a fascinating article about recent clinical trials into stem cell therapies which could help treat severe Covid. Thanks to him and to for publishing the article, which we’ve translated into plain English for you.  Dangerous immune responses to severe Covid Severe Covid messes with the […]

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How stem cell treatments help ease Muscular Dystrophy

Compassionate-use experiments have revealed an extraordinary result. It looks like stem cell treatments may provide a way to ease muscular dystrophy (MD). While stem cells can’t cure the condition, their proven properties could help the symptoms. What is ‘compassionate use’ in drug testing?  ‘Compassionate use’ means making a new, unapproved drug available to a seriously […]

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What to consider when choosing a cord bank?

The science behind stem cells is complex, but there’s no reason why choosing a cord bank should be complicated. Look at it this way. Cord blood stem cells are simply a kind of medical treatment. This means you use the same common sense parameters you’d use when pinning down any kind of medical support. That […]

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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. This is thanks to a simple, painless process laid out in a kit containing […]

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Why does cord blood deserve an awareness month?

July 2021 marks Cord Blood Awareness Month. So why does cord blood deserve an awareness month? It matters because cord blood banking still isn’t mainstream, but we all need to know how to help secure the future health of our children, from birth to old age. More parents deserve to understand the many benefits of […]

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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 The changes your body goes through How pregnancy affects your emotions The changes you […]

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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 University of Plymouth 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. This was from Innovate UK to […]

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