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What makes cord blood special?

What makes cord blood special? As we approach World Cord Blood Day on November 17, we look at why umbilical cord blood banking is attracting so much attention.

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Can I Delay Cord Clamping and Bank Umbilical Cord Blood?

Is it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds? Delayed cord clamping has been linked to health benefits for both mother and baby. But what does this mean for umbilical cord blood collection and transplantation? Stem Cell Scientists from Biovault and University College London, as well as the Parents’ Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, […]

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Placenta banking services should be viewed with caution

There is very little scientific evidence for the value of banking placenta cells clinically. Biovault is always excited about developments in tissue and cell banking and we keep a close eye on innovation within our Industry. However, in line with our ethical and cautious approach, fostered through our long working relationship with the NHS we […]

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Your baby’s cord blood is amazing

Why you should consider banking your baby’s cord blood Cord blood is the leftover blood in the umbilical cord after birth, and cord tissue is the cord itself. Both contain powerful stem cells that could be used to potentially treat a variety of medical conditions. Cord blood is rich in stem cells that can morph […]

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COVID-19 and pregnancy – an update from the 2020 Cord Blood Connect

Research suggests that COVID-19 is not present in birthing tissues collected at the time of birth. Welcome to our Friday update where we have news from the recent 2020 Cord Blood Connect attended by Biovault Family’s CEO Kate Sneddon. Usually an annual conference held in Miami, this year’s event moved to a virtual platform allowing […]

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Healing the heart of baby Thorben

Heart break to healthy, Thorben has fully recovered from major heart surgery, his condition prompting parents to chose cord blood banking Thorben Olsen is just like any other five month old baby – gorgeous, squidgy and adorable – with his devoted mum Joanne, dad Kjell and older sisters Teagan and Thea plying him with love […]

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Biovault Family Takes Part in Next-Generation Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Biovault Family is part of a trial to treat Cerebral Palsy. The therapy uses cord blood stem cells to help children with brain injuries.

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Innovation, creativity and collaboration: Building a Health Startup in a weekend

Biovault’s CEO Kate Sneddon is set to judge Techstars Startup Weekend in Plymouth. Here’s why entrepreneurship in Health & Wellbeing matters Beginning on Friday, April 26 – 28, 2019 Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth will take place at the beautiful Royal William Yard. Techstars Startup weekend provides a place to look for a team, create a […]

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Can cord blood treat leukaemia patients in relapse?

In the first major study of cord blood transplantation for secondary acute myeloid leukaemia 40% of patients are “rescued” from the disease. The results of world’s first major study into the use of cord blood transplantation (CBT) to treat secondary acute myeloid leukaemia (sAML), were published in December 2018. 146 patients participated in the test. […]

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