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Learn more about how umbilical cells are used to treat patients, read the latest stem cell research and discover the progress of clinical trials. Our articles include a broad range of topics, helping you to make informed decisions about your family’s health.

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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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Win tickets to the Baby and Toddler Show

We’re delighted to be attending the Baby and Toddler Show at Ashton Gate, Bristol on January 29 and 30 and we have 50 tickets to give away. Just visit The Baby and Toddler show website to book your tickets. The team from Biovault Family including our head of sales Jo Kingston, and sales advisors Nikki […]

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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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Plymouth-based Biovault Family appoints new marketing executive

Plymouth-based Biovault Family, the UK’s largest private human tissue bank which is licensed to handle all human tissue types including cord blood and tissue,  is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah McGrath to the team as marketing executive. Biovault Family offers personalised cord blood and tissue processing and storage services to parents who wish to bank […]

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What to expect in the third trimester?

Only a few weeks to go… how exciting! If you’re wondering what’s going to happen to your body and your fast-growing baby during the last segment of your pregnancy, here’s what to expect in the third trimester.  What to expect in the third trimester  Let’s go through the basics first. When does your third trimester […]

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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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Our Black Friday and Cyber Monday money off offers give you the chance to support our charities

Supporting charitable causes is hugely important to us all at Biovault Family. This year we’ve added three new charities to those we support and by choosing Biovault Family to bank your baby’s precious umbilical cord blood cells, you will be supporting them too. Our chosen charities are Operation Smile, Young Lives Vs Cancer and Friends […]

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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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