VetStem Biopharma Regenerative Cell Therapy has processed over 11,000 samples|
April 28, 2015 --
The leading Regenerative Veterinary Medicine Company, VetStem Biopharma, is proud to announce that its regenerative stem cell therapy has processed more than 11,000 samples. VetStem was founded in 2002, seeking to discover a successful treatment for horses with potentially fatal injuries to tendons and ligaments.
In 2003 VetStem signed a worldwide exclusive license for adipose-derived (fat derived) stem cell technology for veterinary application, and the first horse was treated in January 2004. Shortly after, the first dogs were treated with VetStem Regenerative Cell Therapy. VetStem started providing stem cell banking to their clients from the beginning so that cells could be stored for future use. By August of 2005 500 horses had been treated. VetStem had effectively introduced a new, natural, injectable treatment to the equine and small animal veterinary industry that could serve as an alternative to euthanasia for some conditions.
Although the large majority of animals treated have been horses, dogs and cats, VetStem has provided services for exotic species as well. The U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, awarded VetStem a contract to engage in a collaborative study of stem cell biology in marine mammals in 2009. From this, the first peer-reviewed article was published showing successful isolation of stem cells from dolphin fat. Several media outlets featured a story on a panther from the Tallahassee Museum who received stem cell therapy by VetStem for arthritis of the elbow in 2011. After the therapy he was able to stand up and scratch on his favorite tree with both front paws.
VetStem continues to strive to bring the best Regenerative Medicine therapies to the market to help provide better quality of life for animals. Dr. Robert Harman, CEO and Founder of VetStem has spoken at many human and veterinary conferences sharing the results of real treatments. He has also authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed papers on stem cells as well as written book chapters on stem cells.
“I started VetStem in order to help horses with career ending injuries to their tendons and ligaments but so many more animals have been saved from a life of pain or even from euthanasia. I feel privileged and excited to be a part of this therapy that has changed how veterinary medicine is practiced as well as contributing to changes in human medicine,” Robert Harman, DVM, CEO and Founder of VetStem
About VetStem BioPharma.
Since its formation in 2002, VetStem, Inc. has endeavored to improve the lives of animals through regenerative medicine. As the first company in the United States to provide an adipose-derived stem cell service to veterinarians for their patients, VetStem pioneered the use of regenerative stem cells for horses, dogs, and cats. In 2004 the first horse was treated with VetStem Regenerative Cell Therapy. Ten years later VetStem celebrated its 10,000th animal treated. As animal advocates, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and cell biologists, the team at VetStem tasks themselves with the responsibility of discovering, refining, and bringing to market innovative medical therapies that utilize the body’s own healing and regenerative cells.
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