Smart Cells

Smart Cells

As a Founding Donor of Borne, Smart Cells have been with Borne since the beginning. They share our desire to protect future generations of children and find answers to many life-threatening diseases.

Smart Cells are the UK’s first and leading private cord blood bank. Stem cells from your baby’s umbilical cord at birth can protect your family from over 85 conditions.

Established in July 2000, they have laboratories in London, Spain and South Africa. All with state-of-the-art facilities to process and store cord blood and cord tissue.


Preterm birth is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, which makes Borne’s medical research into this area critically important. Under Professor Mark Johnson, Borne’s understanding of these causes and early obstetric management have changed lives.

Smart Cells are proud to be founding donors of Borne and support the groundbreaking research they continue to do.

Fehmina Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer, Smart Cells