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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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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. “We were fascinated with the idea of storing our baby’s […]

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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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