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11-year-old speaks his first full sentence hours after new stem cell treatment

This story by Ana Lacasa first appeared in the New Zealand Herald. 12th April 2019 “An 11-year-old British boy with autism has spoken the first full sentence in his life hours after undergoing pioneering stem cell therapy in the US.” Writes Ana Lacasa for the New Zealand Herald Danny Bullen, who lives with his parents […]

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Fatal childhood irritable bowel disease corrected with cord blood transplant

Zhao Jiaxin has become the first child in China to receive a cord blood transplant as a cure for a genetic form of irritable bowel disease that is often lethal to newborn babies.

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Stem Cell Success Story – Systemic Scleroderma

Tony Underhill lived a full, active life until Systemic Scleroderma slowly hardened his skin until he could hardly move. “I nicknamed it ‘the beast inside of me’ “, says Tony.  “It’s like having an anaconda, a baby anaconda, growing inside of you, that grows just a little bit every day and he just keeps squeezing […]

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Expectant grandparents – how to help safeguard your grandchild’s future health

Since we were born, technology has developed in an unbelievable way! Who would have thought twenty years ago that today a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood might be saved as a sort of cellular insurance policy? When we were born the umbilical cord was just thrown away as useless. Since then it has been discovered […]

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Stem cells used to treat secondary progressive patients with MS in clinical trial

A phase 2 clinical study from an international group of research centers compared head-to-head autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) and mitoxantrone in treating patients with secondary progressive or relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. The findings showed that MRI-detected brain lesions were reduced by 79% in patients undergoing AHSCT compared to patients treated with mitoxantrone. “Intense immunosuppression […]

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University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University team up for Parkinson’s treatment

University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University researchers are starting down a path they hope will lead to a Holy Grail of brain medicine. “It is probably one of the most exciting things in my career,” said Dr. Ivar Mendez, head of the U of S Brain Repair Program. Researchers at the two universities aim to […]

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Stem Cells Show Reversal of Disability in Multiple Sclerosis at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2016 Annual Meeting

Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, Director and Chief Research Scientist at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) will be presenting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the extraordinary results from his FDA-approved stem cell clinical trial for MS at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Dr. Sadiq will deliver […]

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HTA Inspection Report

We recently had an inspection from the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) to monitor our compliance with the tissue and cells directive. The HTA found Biovault to be working in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. Since 5 July 2008, the HTA has regulated the collection, testing, processing, storage, distribution, import and export of cord […]

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Multiple sclerosis: Stem cell transplantation may halt disease progression

New research provides further evidence of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis, after finding the procedure halted disease progression for 5 years in almost half of patients.   Lead study author Dr. Paolo Muraro, of the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, and colleagues […]

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