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Perinatal Tissue as an Advanced Cellular Therapy Product

Perinatal tissue, such as umbilical cord blood, umbilical cord tissue and placental tissue, is a valuable source of cells for advanced cellular therapies. This includes mesenchymal stem/stromal cells and blood cells such as haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC), natural killer cells and T-cells.  Whilst there are currently no approved therapies for umbilical cord tissue […]

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Plymouth-based medical company helps raise awareness of the life saving importance of cord blood

World-wide, July is recognised as Cord Blood Awareness Month Umbilical cord blood is an extremely valuable biological material that saves lives. Nevertheless, not all future parents and even healthcare workers know about the value of umbilical cord blood and the possibility of its storage. World-wide, July is recognised as Cord Blood Awareness Month, and Plymouth-based […]

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How can I keep my baby safe during hot weather?

Hot weather can be particularly harmful to babies and young children, so knowing how to keep them cool is vital. Babies and young children can become ill during very hot weather. Their health can be seriously affected by: • dehydration • heat exhaustion and heatstroke • sunburn Try these tips from the NHS for keeping […]

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Your 2020 Guide to Cord Blood Awareness Month

July is our favourite time of the year. Why? Because its Cord Blood Awareness Month which aims to raise awareness of the importance of umbilical cord blood and the amazing powers of newborn stem cells. We’ve put together some common questions about umbilical cord blood and saving our newborn baby’s stem cells.  If you’d like […]

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Hot weather advice while pregnant from Biovault Family

With this week’s temperatures set to soar above 30°c in some parts of the UK, we’ve put together some tips to help you stay cool and safe We know how uncomfortable it can be if you’re pregnant during a heat wave, with high temperatures putting you at risk of dangers like dehydration and sunstroke. With […]

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Stem cells hold huge promise for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Stem cells offer the greatest potential in any area of medicine to treat some of humanity’s most devastating and debilitating conditions.  These include; Parkinson’s disease; spinal cord injury; heart attack; diabetes; blindness; multiple sclerosis; Alzheimer’s; stroke; organ transplantation; arthritis and osteoporosis; bone, tendon and cartilage damage; and sports injuries. This year Black Sabbath frontman’s Ossie […]

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The Power List 2020 includes Professor Qasim Rafiq with whom Biovault is collaborating on two research projects

As the Medicine Maker states in its Power List, “2020 has proven to be a challenging year for humanity,” but at Biovault we are so pleased to be rising to the challenge with our collaborator from University College London’s Biochemical Engineering Department, Associate Professor Qasim Rafiq. Qasim was “humbled and honoured to be named as […]

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Umbilical cord cells to be used in breakthrough treatment for Covid-19

Blood derived from umbilical cord cells are being used to treat patients with serious forms of coronavirus. In a world first, discovered by Australian researchers, patients at a Melbourne Hospital will be infused with the treatment to check its safety. The trial will recruit up to 24 patients with moderate to severe pneumonia, which develops […]

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Healing the heart of baby Thorben

Joanne and Kjell Olsen’s son Thorben was born with a serious heart defect. Now a fully healthy four month old baby, Joanne describes what it was like finding out how her son would die if he didn’t have major heart surgery, and how her medical research led her to safe guarding his future with umbilical […]

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