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Listen to mother: time to change NHS practice on umbilical cord-cutting

A recent article published in the Guardian raises the issue of early clamping and how the National Childbirth Trust,The Royal College of Midwives and the World Health Organisation as does The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists all think that the cord should be left for 2-5 minutes before clamping (unless the mother is at risk). […]

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Pioneering Research To Manufacture Cells From Umbilical Cord Blood

The University’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing  Engineering has been awarded a £1.3 million research fellowship by the  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop tools for the manufacture of large quantities of medically valuable cells from umbilical cord blood. Research Dr. Thomas, a Senior Lecturer in Biomanufacturing, who has been awarded the […]

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Autism and Cerebral Palsy

Cord blood therapy can now be used for autism and cerebral palsy by families who have stored their child’s umbilical cord blood at birth.

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Biovault CEO Kate Sneddon takes her place amongst 400Women in STEM

In 2016-17 just 25% of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) graduates were women, a statistic that Biovault has turned on its head. At Biovault however, our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Medical Director and a large proportion of the our scientists, administrators and advisors are also women. “It wasn’t deliberate,” says CEO, Kate, “they […]

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10 Essential Requirements for Cord Blood Banking

Developed by the Cord Blood Association (CBA) to give health practitioners and families clarity and assurance How can we expect parents to trust cord blood banking if banks care for stem cells so poorly that they cannot be used for treatment? Earlier this year, Joanne Kurtzberg, a pioneer of cord blood banking and one of […]

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Stem Cell Pioneers Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary of First Cord Blood Transplant

Cord Blood Connect provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the world’s first cord blood stem cell transplant. Cord Blood Connect 2018 provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the world’s first cord blood stem cell transplant. Everyone involved, including Matthew Farrow himself who was 5 years old at […]

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Refer a friend and we’ll give you a £100 Love To Shop Voucher

At Biovault Family we want more people to know about life-giving umbilical stem cells. That’s why we want to give you £100 As you prepare to welcome new life, thank you for considering Biovault Family to take care of your baby’s life-giving umbilical stem cells. We promise you the expertise of biologists, the security of […]

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Biovault Scientist Receives Prestigious Award for Umbilical Cord Blood Research

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 awarded Shaun Mansfield an Industrial Fellowship for project to improve cord stem cell yield Shaun Mansfield, Biovault Technical Ltd and UCL Ph.D. Academic, was awarded an Industrial Fellowship by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 for his project: Improving stem cell yield from umbilical cord […]

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A History of Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation

How long has cord blood been used therapeutically and what can cord blood treat? Leading specialist Dr Joanne Kurtzberg has all the answers This article was first published in Stem Cells Translational Med. 2017 May; 6(5): 1309–1311 and was published online 2017 Apr 29 as “A History of Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation” by Joanne […]

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