Poway, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2016 -- The leading Regenerative Veterinary Medicine Company, VetStem Biopharma, is proud to announce that its regenerative stem cell therapy has been used on more than 12,000 animals. 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 applications, and the first horse was treated in September 2003. In mid 2005, the first dogs were treated with VetStem Regenerative Cell Therapy. VetStem started providing stem cell banking to their clients early in their history 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 services through 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 has also worked with Zoos and Aquariums across the United States to help them treat their residents. We work diligently with each of the agencies to help provide the best care possible.
VetStem continues to strive to bring the best Regenerative Medicine therapies to the market to help provide a 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 am excited to see that even after 14 years we are still leading the way in Regenerative Medicine,” Robert Harman, DVM, CEO and Founder of VetStem.
About VetStem Biopharma
VetStem Biopharma is a veterinarian-lead company that was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine to the profession. This privately held biopharmaceutical enterprise, based near San Diego (California), currently offers veterinarians an autologous stem cell processing service (from patients’ own fat tissue) among other regenerative modalities. With a unique expertise acquired over the past 12 years and 11,000 patients treated by veterinarians for joint, tendon or ligament issues, VetStem has made regenerative medicine applications a therapeutic reality beyond the realm of research. The VetStem team is focused on developing new clinically practical and affordable veterinary solutions that leverage the natural restorative abilities present in all living creatures. The company’s stated mission being “to extend and enhance the lives of animals by improving the quality of recovery in acute conditions, but also by unlocking ways to slow, stop and ultimately revert the course of chronic diseases”. In addition to its’ own portfolio of patents, VetStem holds exclusive global veterinary licenses to a portfolio of over 55 issued patents in the field of regenerative medicine.
Kristi Hauta, VetStem Biopharma, http://www.vet-stem.com/, +1 858-748-2004 Ext: 208, [email protected]