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Monaco Nanny dreams of being a mum

For 16 years Maternity Nurse Laura Chelmick has been part of the family to some of Monaco’s most high profile residents. Now, she says, it’s her turn to be mum. Over the coming months, Biovault Family is joining Laura and her husband Ross in their adventure into parenthood. Laura and Ross hope to store their […]

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Cord blood stem cell therapy for knee injury and pain

Umbilical stem cells now offer an alternative to surgery for patients with injured, painful and damaged joints. We review some of the landmark literature and ask where cord blood and tissue fit in. In 2015 Dr Robert Schwartz, an internationally-renowned practitioner of Neuromusculoskeletal, Vascular and Regenerative Medicine, published an article describing the benefits of stem cell […]

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Stem Cells, Deafness & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss may soon be reversible, thanks to cord blood stem cell therapy Deafness in the UK…  840 babies are born each year with a significant hearing impairment About 1 in 1,000 children are deaf at three years of age 20,000 children between 0-15 years of age are moderately to severely deaf 42% of people […]

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Stem cell therapy cures two-year-old of HLH

In a story reported internationally as a medical ‘breakthrough’, a pioneering stem cell treatment has”cured” a toddler after he was given weeks to live. Alex was born with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare autoimmune disease in which the body reacts “inappropriately to a trigger” He was being treated with an experimental drug at Great Ormond […]

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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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Spastic tetraparesis and our little girl

Cord blood stem cells are the insurance policy parents hope they will never need. When Asia was diagnosed with mild spastic tetraparesis, however, doctors were able to give Asia access to the cutting edge therapy that has enabled her to lead a more fulfilled life.

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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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Biovault Family CEO Wins Venus Inspirational Woman in STEMM Award

Kate Sneddon received the award at Venus’s glamorous Grand Ceremony for her work with umbilical cord stem cells Winners of the Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards were announced at a Grand Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the St Mellion International Resort, Plymouth on 29th March 2019. The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 […]

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Another young life enhanced with cord blood therapy

Wonderful news from Spain as stem cells are used to improve symptoms of cerebral palsy One of the greatest breakthroughs in regenerative medicine in the past few years has been the successful use of cord blood stem cells to improve the symptoms of children with cerebral palsy. This month we were thrilled to hear about Nerea, […]

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