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Is cord blood banking worth the cost?

The real cost of cord blood banking The thing with cord blood banking is that you hope that you won’t need it, but if you do it is priceless. It can save your child’s life. How much does it cost to store baby cord blood stem cells? Cord blood storage at Biovault Family costs £1,950 […]

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Pioneering stem cell therapy enables paralysed car accident survivor to move again

What happened to 21-year-old Kris Boesen from Bakersfield, California was every parent’s worst nightmare. On March 6th, Kris’s car slid on a wet road. He struck a tree and then slammed into a telephone pole. The car accident left him facing paralysis until news of a clinical trial using stem cells like those in the […]

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Little ‘rockstar’ Alex doing well ahead of cord blood transplant for Hunter’s Syndrome

Alex’s parents have moved heaven and earth to give their son a chance to beat the rare life-limiting condition he was born with. We will most likely lose our beloved little Alex while he is still young. The typical life expectancy for those with Hunter Syndrome is between 10 and 20 years. He is already […]

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Biovault Family Takes Part in Next-Generation Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Naturally, we hope no family will ever need to use their child’s stem cells. But sometimes they do. That’s why we make sure every collection in our care is treated with exceptional attention to detail. We want to give families the best possible chance of a healthy future. Kate Sneddon, Biovault CEO and microbiologist In […]

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Stem cells prove more than a match for tennis injuries

When the balls are flying at up to 230km per hour, it’s easy to get injured and for pros like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, serious injuries can spell the end of careers and lifelong dreams. ? That’s why these Wimbledon stars use stem cell therapies. Stem cells like those found in umbilical cord tissue […]

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Can umbilical stem cells treat rheumatoid arthritis?

Do you know someone who is pregnant right now? Do you know anyone who has rheumatoid arthritis? I do. Actually, in my case, they’re the same person. Beccy and I grew up together. We were in the same class until we were 16 years old. We were both in the choir, though she was the […]

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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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