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Carol Vorderman inundated with support as she shares major announcement about her daughter

The This Morning presenter star's daughter, Katie, founded her own company, BioOrbit

Carol Vorderman standing with daughter Katie
Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
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Carol Vorderman's daughter, Katie, has shown that brains truly do run in the family, having completed her PhD and set up her own start-up company, BioOrbit, that focuses on developing hardware for the large-scale crystallisation of protein drugs.

On Tuesday, Carol shared the wonderful news that Katie's small company had received backing and sponsorship from the European Space Agency. The announcement came during World Space Week, and it will help Katie's company with their mission to crystallise antibodies that fight cancer, meaning that cancer patients can inject themselves at home much like how people with insulin will do so.

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Carol shared a video that was created by the European Space Agency where Katie was interviews and the proud mum penned: "MY DAUGHTER Ph.D. Family news in #WorldSpaceWeek2023. Katie has a start up company BioOrbit.

"Announcement today that BioOrbit is now sponsored/backed by European Space Agency @ESABICUK @europeanspaceagency Business Incubation. The goal is to manufacture new targeted cancer chemotherapy drugs in space, as chemical crystallisation can take place in low earth orbit which can't occur on earth. This will mean cancer patients can inject under the skin at home (as happens with insulin for diabetics) instead of having hospital visits for intravenous intake."

Carol was so proud of Katie!
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Carol concluded: "She's a clever young woman who's spent her life learning & researching and just wants to help. I'm very proud of her."

The star was soon flooded with supportive messages from her fans as one enthused: "This is fantastic news. Congratulations you are a positive force to be reckoned with. The possibilities for research in micro gravity to benefit life on earth is hugely exciting."

Carol Vorderman standing with her children, Cameron and Katie© Dave J Hogan
Carol is a doting mum to two children

A second said: "The beauty of intelligence," and a third shared: "Exciting adventure hope all goes well in her business. My sister might be interested in trialling the drug she has gone through cancer 3 times and has been told it will come back and get her."

A fourth wrote: "I like her way of innovation. It would be wonderful to be able to cure diseases without suffering the harsh effects of chemotherapy. She will go far. Wishing her success and may this be a real breakthrough in medical science."

Carol Vorderman in a belted red dress© David M. Benett
Carol keeps her family out of the spotlight

Carol often keeps her family out of the spotlight, however, back in 2021 when the scientist marked her 30th birthday, the former Countdown presenter shared some touching words.

"Happy Birthday to my kind, hilarious, hard working, loving, talented, geek girl Katie…," proud Carol began. "Katie was 2 months premature (worrying times). Now she's a Research scientist @cambridgeuniversity #NASA #SpaceFreak #Pilot #singer #WannabeAstronaut."

Carol Vorderman in a green dress at the HELLO! Inspiration Awards in 2022© Getty
Carol shares her children with ex-husband Patrick King

A few pics of Katie interviewing Apollo Astronaut, hanging out @ragnboneman at the same age (9), growing up and flying our plane together… It's not often I ever talk about my children....I kept their lives very private as kids but now they're grown up...well I'm allowed to say how proud I am of them both.... Happy Birthday Katie King ....soooooooo many adventures to come.....bring it on!"

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Carol, 60, shares two children with her ex-husband Patrick King: Katie and younger brother Cameron. The former couple were married from 1990 until 2000.

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