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world cord blood day

Welcome to Our World: World Cord Blood Day 2017

Biovault Family will open its laboratory doors to celebrate World Cord Blood Day We will be welcoming visitors to our Plymouth laboratories this November to celebrate the inaugural World Cord Blood Day. On 15th November events will be taking place all over the world, from Geneva to Jerusalem, Singapore...

Delayed Cord Clamping

Can I have Delayed Cord Clamping and Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Delayed cord clamping has been linked to health benefits for both mother and baby. But what does this mean for umbilical cord blood collection and transplantation? Is it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds? Stem Cell Scientists from Biovault and University College London as well as the Parents’ Guide to Cord Blood...

Mother of twins explains cord blood decision

Naomi Keep, who recently gave birth to twins, talks about her awareness of the potential of cord blood and why she trusted us process and store for her family… 1. When did you first hear about cord blood banking? I became aware of it after a scan that indicated...

Girl With High-Risk Leukemia Saved With Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Donation

Washington girl is celebrating being cancer-free after she was diagnosed with high-risk leukemia at just 9 years old. When doctors failed to find a traditional bone marrow or stem cell donor for transplant, they turned to stem cells taken from donated umbilical cords to try and save her life....

Case study: Our role in helping little Adriana’s cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy

Adriana was born in Italy in 2009 after an in vitro fertilisation and her parents were finally achieving the dream of their lives. Everything appeared to be fine with the pregnancy until the last moment when the mother started to feel contractions and ran to the clinic. She had...

Why volume reduced cord blood is “the industry standard”

As the most highly accredited private cord blood bank in the UK, we’ve long argued why we volume reduce cord blood rather than storing whole blood which is also on offer if you choose to bank umbilical cord blood.  We know that this choice can be confusing for parents – especially...

New Molecule allows for up to 10-fold increase in stem cell transplants

A new molecule, the first of its kind, allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical cord stem cells are used for transplants aimed at curing a number of blood-related diseases, including leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. For many patients this therapy comprises a...

Stem cell banking now on offer to expectant NHS parents

Expectant parents at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth will be able to choose to bank umbilical cord blood stem cells thanks to a groundbreaking new partnership. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has partnered with Biovault Family to give expectant parents the choice of paying to bank cord blood, which could be...

Autistic Spectrum Disorder trial enrolling patients now

Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina USA is enrolling patients diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in a phase one clinical trial involving infusion of their own cord blood stem cells. At Biovault, we’ve released 3 umbilical cord blood samples to Duke University Medical Centre in the last 5...

Cord blood stem cell tissue bank

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...