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What is PRP?

PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, is the platelet concentrated plasma obtained from anti-coagulated whole blood via a centrifugation process. The platelets are concentrated around the buffy coat, from distal plasma to the uppermost portion of the red pack.

Making PRP is a simple procedure that takes only a few minutes using the VetStem GenesisCS-2 Platelet Rich Plasma Kit. 52 ml of whole blood is drawn aseptically from the horse with a 60 ml syringe that has been preloaded with 8 ml of ACD anticoagulant. The mixture is transferred to the special centrifugation tubes and the PRP is ready in minutes to be injected back into the same horse’s lesion.

What is it used for?
PRP is being used clinically by equine veterinarians for tendon and ligament healing and granulation of tissue defects.

How does it work?
When the platelets are injected into the lesion, they are activated by exposure of the damaged tissue. The platelets release their granular contents which include such anabolic growth factors such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor-ß (TGF-ß) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). These growth factors stimulate progenitor cells to migrate to the wound, and help with wound fibroblast expansion and wound matrix production.

Why choose the GenesisCS-2 Component Concentrating System?

  • ACD anticoagulant included
  • Qualified with equine blood with 5.4X concentration
  • Fits into common centrifuges
  • Competitively priced
  • Closed system
What does an equine veterinarian need to get started?
A VetStem GenesisCS-2 PRP kit and a centrifuge that will fit the GenesisCS-2 separation tubes. The centrifuge will need to spin at 720g’s for 15 minutes* 

*NOTE: this is G-forces, NOT RPMs. If you need assistance in determining appropriate settings for your centrifuge please use the RPM calculator at www.vet-stem.com/prp.php.


 

 
 

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