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Japanese Firms Team Up To Fight Baldness With Stem Cell Cure

Giant strides to prevent and cure baldness are being made in medical labs around the world. The latest announcement comes from Japan’s largest research organization RIKEN, which has teamed up with two Japanese companies, Kyocera and Organ Technologies, to develop a cure based on regenerative medicine. The companies are targeting 2020 for commercialization. They are not the only […]

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HTA Inspection Report

We recently had an inspection from the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) to monitor our compliance with the tissue and cells directive. The HTA found Biovault to be working in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. Since 5 July 2008, the HTA has regulated the collection, testing, processing, storage, distribution, import and export of cord […]

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COPD Improves with Stem Cell Therapy

Four Lung Institute facilities in Tampa, Scottsdale, Nashville and Pittsburg, treat restrictive and obstructive lung diseases using stem cells from the patient’s own body. Gary V., a patient, has seen his quality of life improve since he receive stem cell therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For Gary, “improvement” is more healthy, happier days. “I don’t […]

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Stem cell therapy as a potential treatment for severe burns patients

Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. The research, from The University of Texas Medical Branch, shows that while a severe burn injury causes cell death in the muscles, it also induces the muscle regeneration properties […]

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Stem cell researcher Phan Toan Thang: Birthing new skin with umbilical cord stem cells

Wounds may cause some to look away, but stem cell researcher Phan Toan Thang sees “magic” in them. “I like wounds. I see the wound healing. It’s something amazing,” he said. The chief scientist’s passion for healing wounds led him to discover a way to create skin cells quickly and in large quantities by using […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Shilpa, Jay and cerebral palsy

A five-year-old could soon be able to hug his mother for the first time when he becomes one of the first children in the world to undergo a pioneering stem cell treatment. Jay Shetty has been severely disabled since birth and suffers from cerebral palsy, meaning he has never been able to walk, talk or […]

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Devon based Biovault becomes the only private tissue bank to secure prestigious accreditation

Biovault, the most highly accredited private cord blood bank in the UK has been given the prestigious JACIE recognition for their work undertaken in their sector. JACIE, the Joint Accreditation Committee of the International Society for Cellular Therapy & the European Society for Blood & Marrow Transplantation is responsible for assessing and accrediting the field […]

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Double stem-cell transplant improves outcomes for children with neuroblastoma

In this 2016 press release, the American Society of Clinical Oncology shared the findings of a study of 652 children with high-risk neuroblastoma who were treated with double and single autologous haematopoetic stem cell (HSC)  transplants (stem cells from their own bone marrow). The most significant was that at 3 years, 61.4% of patients who […]

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New way of growing blood vessels could boost regenerative medicine

Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after scientists discovered an effective way to produce three-dimensional networks of blood vessels, vital for tissue survival yet a current stumbling block in regenerative medicine. In addition the technique to grow the blood vessels in a 3D scaffold cuts down on […]

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