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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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Umbilical Cord Blood: How long can UCB stem cells be stored?

By Michael Bardetti-Nixon BSc. LIBMS, Biovault Technical Ltd., Technical Manager / Persons Designate If you are already considering storing your eagerly awaited baby’s cord blood, the next question is, how long for? Does it expire? Biovault offer a range of storage terms. Arrangements can always be made at the end of the term, but what’s […]

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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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How do we collect your baby’s stem cells at birth?

Are you thinking about banking your new born baby’s umbilical cord blood? Let’s take a look at how stem cells are harvested from cord blood. This is your umbilical cord blood storage guide.  How are stem cells collected at birth? Cord blood stem cells are collected at birth. While it only takes a few minutes […]

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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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What is stem cell therapy?

You’ve probably heard about stem cells in the news, or read about how they’ve helped treat a disease, or a serious injury. But have you wondered how they might help you or a loved one? Stem cells offer so much promise, and are considered to be the bedrock of regenerative medicine. What are stem cells? […]

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Umbilical cord stem cells could improve survival chances for patients with Covid

A new study suggests umbilical cord stem cells found in the cord of new born babies implanted into Covid patients could improve survival chances.  The study was carried out in the USA by scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where researchers have reported a 91 per cent survival rate in seriously […]

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A background on the scope and potential for cord blood and perinatal tissue therapies

Since the late 1980s, umbilical cord blood and related birthing tissues have evolved from medical waste to a rich source of blood stem cells. These can be transplanted to restore normal blood and immune cell development and function in blood diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma, certain inherited genetic disorders, bone marrow failure and immune deficiency diseases. 

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