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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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HIV & Stem Cell Therapy

Only two HIV sufferers in the world have been cleared of the virus, but the fact that both received the same treatment is cause for cautious celebration and suggests stem cell therapy could offer a lasting alternative to a lifetime of medication. The second person with HIV has been cleared of the virus after receiving […]

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Blood cancer: Is cord blood a better therapy than bone marrow?

A leading expert in the field has argued that cord blood may have advantages over the use of unrelated donor bone marrow in transplants in patients with blood cancers. Chairing a session about cord blood transplantation at the Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (TCT) 2019 conference, Juliet N. Barker, MD, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service, Memorial […]

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Cord blood matters to me: Ricky Martin

Business leader, biochemist and now father to newborn Alexander, Ricky Martin is a busy man. Yet the 2012 winner of The Apprentice always seems to have time for others.  When Ricky and his wife Gemma realised how few of their peers were familiar with the facts of stem cell therapy, they decided to share the […]

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