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Stem Cells Get Two Paws Up!

2007-08-28 --

San Diego, California- Vet-Stem Inc. August 28, 2007.
 After successfully treating more than 2,500 horses for tendon and ligament injuries, Vet-Stem, Inc., the world leader in Veterinary Regenerative Medicine, is now expanding the commercial use of stem cell therapy to dogs.  

Offering credentialing courses throughout the Southern California area, Vet-Stem, Inc. has trained over 75 board certified small animal surgeons on the science and application of stem cells to treat osteoarthritis. This fall, veterinarians across the United States will soon be able to become credentialed users via online training at the company's website

Credentialed veterinarians in California, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Chicago are currently the only approved users of Vet-Stem Regenerative Cells in dogs.  Vet-Stem has credentialed over 500 equine veterinarians in the last three years. Regenerative Stem Cells are commercially approved to treat osteoarthritis, polyarthritis, tendonitis, desmitis, and fractures.  Veterinarians collect a sample of the dog's own fat, that is then processed in the laboratory where the regenerative cells are isolated. These stem and regenerative cells are then administered back to the dog. Basic science and clinical research in the area of adipose-derived adult stem cell use in humans is ongoing with hundreds scientific papers published since 2001. 

Vet-Stem clinical research data demonstrates the efficacy of stem and regenerative cell therapy in treating osteoarthritis in dogs. "Our success in animals is directly translatable to humans and we wish to share our evidence that stem cells are safe and effective," says  Robert J. Harman, DVM, MPVM,  CEO Vet-Stem, Inc.
Visit to view their list of credentialed veterinarians throughout the California area, and schedule an appointment today!

About Vet-Stem, Inc. 
Vet-Stem, Inc. was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine to the veterinary profession. This privately held company is working to develop therapies in veterinary medicine that apply regenerative technologies while utilizing the natural healing properties inherent in all animals.

In January of 2004, Vet-Stem introduced the first veterinary stem cell service in the United States. Since that time there has been rapid adoption of this technology for treatment of tendon, ligament, and joint injuries by the veterinary community.   Studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells can dramatically improve the healing of injuries and diseases that have had very few treatment options in the past.


For additional information, contact: 

Vet-Stem, Inc. 

Dr. Julie Ryan Johnson 
12860 Danielson Court, Suite B 
Poway, CA 92064