Vet-Stem CEO to Give Key Lecture at World Stem Cell Congress

2007-02-07 -- Poway, California Vet-Stem CEO Dr. Bob Harman will give a key lecture at the 2007 World Stem Cell Congress in La Jolla, California, on February 12, 2007. His presentation will cover the dramatic clinical success that Vet-Stem has had in the treatment of orthopedic injuries in horses and dogs using fat-derived adult stem cells. Vet-Stem’s clients have treated more than 2,000 horses and more than 100 dogs with arthritis, tendon, and ligament injuries with a success rate of over 70% returning to normal performance. Dr. Harman will detail the procedures and clinical results of treatments given over the last three years and how they may be applicable to human medicine.

Vet-Stem provides service that delivers stem cells from a small fat sample for use in veterinary medicine. This technology provides the opportunity for regeneration and healing of tendon and ligament injuries instead of the normal scarring process that reduces performance and may increase chances of re-injury. Stem cells are delivered to the veterinarian only 48 hours after a small fat sample is collected from the injured animal. Priority overnight shipment has allowed Vet-Stem to develop veterinary clients in all parts of the country and has eliminated regional issues typically associated with service expansion. Vet-Stem has been providing stem cell services to veterinarians for more than three years. “Our success in animals is directly translatable to humans and we wish to share our evidence that stem cells are safe and effective," said Robert J. Harman, DVM, MPVM, CEO Vet-Stem, Inc.

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