VetStem celebrates business milestone

May 23, 2016

Ten veterinarians have combined to perform more than 1,000 stem cell procedures using the technology of VetStem Biopharma, the company reported Friday.

The practitioners conducted at least 100 procedures each, the company noted in announcing the achievement.

Veterinary stem cell therapy has come into greater use as the science advances and pet owners learn about its availability. Altogether, more than 12,000 patients—6,000 dogs and 6,000 horses—have received VetStem therapy since 2003.

The treatment involves collecting a fatty tissue sample from a patient, processing it at the VetStem[1] laboratory in Poway, Calif., and injecting regenerative stem cells into the same patient to alleviate arthritis in dogs and repair diseased joints and tendon and ligament injuries in horses[2]. Overnight shipping allows the therapy to be completed within 48 hours.

VetStem identified the top 10 veterinarian users as:

More than 4,400 veterinarians have been trained to perform VetStem therapy, according to the company.

Endnotes:
  1. VetStem: http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/Changes-Inject-New-Life-Into-VetStem/
  2. horses: http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/Bleeding-Study-Seeks-100-Performance-Horses/

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