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Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Are Stem Cells in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc.

July 10, 2014 --

Robert Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc. the leading Regenerative Veterinary Medicine company, is proud to announce the relaunch of his highly informative blog, now named Stem Cells for Pets; launching with a new series called “What are Stem Cells.”  Dr. Harman’s purpose for blogging is to give an honest and straightforward foundation in the basics of stem cell therapy so that pet owners can make an educated decision on the right type of treatment when considering regenerative medicine.

A veterinarian by trade, Dr. Harman is in his third decade of biotechnology entrepreneurial-ship, has overseen the completion of more than a thousand contract research projects in veterinary and human products, and has led a handful of companies to licensing and sale.  Harman’s current company, Vet-Stem, was the first to provide an adipose-derived stem cell service to veterinarians for their patients.  As a pioneer in the field, Vet-Stem now holds exclusive licenses to over 50 patents, and continues blazing the trail for clinical trials and scientific studies.

Dr. Harman leverages this experience and Vet-Stem’s over 10,000 horse, dog, cat, and exotic animal cases in the last decade to present supporting data, not only for orthopedic conditions, but also on the use of stem cells for various degenerative, immune-mediated, inflammatory, and organ diseases.  He has authored several book chapters, created a stem cell RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education for the American Association of Veterinary State Boards) Continuing Education course for veterinarians and technicians, and is currently developing a curriculum for a Regenerative Veterinary Medicine college course.  All the while he truly enjoys communicating with interest groups and pet owners about cutting-edge medicine for their animals.

Dr. Harman speaks with agility groups, working dog clubs, performance horse gatherings, and at industry conferences with the desire of spreading the facts about the positive capabilities of stem cells.  He will be using his new blog, Stem Cells for Pets, as a public forum for pet owners to read about basic topics explaining where stem cells come from, how they work and their capabilities; as well as what stem cells are currently being used to treat, what to expect from the treatment, and alternative therapies that can be partnered with stem cell therapy for advanced improvement. 

In small animal health care more and more pet owners are educating themselves on breed specific ailments and diseases.  This is also an area of interest for Dr. Harman, who is committed to investigating and reporting of stem cell therapy for alternative uses such as chronic kidney failure in cats and inflammatory bowel disease in dogs.  Although Vet-Stem Cell Therapy was originally created for acute injuries in horses, like bowed tendons and torn ligaments, Vet-Stem’s mission is to improve the lives of all animals through regenerative medicine. 





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