The Industry Pioneer

Australia's first family cord blood bank
Tissue Guarantee

Our Team


Our team comprises a highly dedicated group of scientists and technical support staff. All our laboratory staff are experienced and qualified experts in the fields of haematology, cryopreservation science and cord blood banking. Our Human Stem Cell R&D team, Quality Manager, Regulatory Affairs Manager and Facility Manager provide crucial technical support.

Because we have designed, built and operated our own stem cell laboratories and cryogenic storage facilities since 2002, our experience, expertise and reputation have combined to attract the best in the business.

Dr. Stephen Mulligan - MB BS (Hons), Ph.D., FRACP, FRCPA - Medical Director

Professor Stephen Mulligan is the Director of Haematology at Laverty Pathology, and Senior Staff Specialist in Haematology at The Royal North Shore Hospital and Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney. He is also a member of the NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) Medical Testing Assessor Panel for Haematology Laboratories.

Dr. Adrian Kwok - Consultant Obstetrician

Dr Adrian Kwok is a committed and experienced Obstetrician based on the north shore in Sydney.  He is a consultant at the Mater Hospital North Sydney as well as North Shore Private Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He is involved in teaching of trainees and medical students. He is currently Chairman of the Surgical Services Committee and is a member of the Patient Care Review Committee of the Mater Hospital.  He has recently taken on the position of Director of Charitable Board of the Friends of the Mater Foundation.

Susan Zhou B.Sc, MSc - Laboratory Manager

Susan's qualifications include a B.Sc and M.Sc. Susan has had over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of cord blood collection, processing, cryo-preservation and storage, and was previously employed in the Australian Cord Blood Bank. Susan manages our cord blood and tissue laboratories and team of cryopreservation scientists and technicians.

Dr. Mike Sivell PhD

Mike leads our Human Stem Cell R&D team and has been pivotal in developing our new cord tissue stem cell extraction and expansion methods and laboratories. Mike has previously worked in the stem cell regenerative medicine field developing and optimising tissue processing techniques required for the isolation and propagation of adult stems cells.

Our Laboratory Team
  • Susan Zhou B.Sc, M.Sc
  • Dr Michael Sivell (Ph.D - Science)
  • Isabelle Azzi B.Sc (Hons)
  • Hong Jun Li B.Sc
  • Retasha Nair B.Sc
  • Vera Smirnoff B.Med.Lab.Sc
  • LiHua Wang B.S
  • Olga Malkova Dip.Lab.Tech.
  • Trang Buu Gian B.For.Sc. (Hons)
  • Leili Moezzi M.Sc