Stem cells occur naturally in the body and have the unique capacity to renew themselves and develop into specialized cell types. As such, they are the body’s own “repair kit” allowing an injured horse to naturally regenerate tissue that has been damaged. For some horse injuries the existing number of stem cells cannot cope with the severity of the damage. Extensive research has proven that by creating large concentrations of stem cells from a horse’s own bone marrow and then injecting them into the injury, many horses thought to be permanently crippled by tendon and ligament injuries can be returned to full service.
TherapyCell is bone-marrow derived stem cells that are the best characterized and extensively studied progenitor cells. With this regenerative medicine option, the equine’s own cells are used to promote healing after trauma. The use of one’s own stem cells historically has been a promising therapy for tendon, ligament and soft issue injuries. In many clinical studies that have used long term follow-up of their subjects that have administered bone-marrow derived stem cells for tendon or ligament injuries found that over 50% of those patients returned to or exceed their previous level of work. The percentage is higher for intrasynovial administration of bone-marrow derived stem cells and SDFT reinjury rates that were tracked fell by 25%.
TherapyCell is the difference between injecting an expanded stem cell population of a known, viable dose versus an unknown population of various cells. With Therapy Cell, the total number of stem cells per dose is based on the known optimal dosing schedules and is not limited by the size of the tissue sample taken. TherapyCell allows for removal of extraneous debris, sterility confirmation and virtually unlimited potential doses from a single collection. These procedures are virtually impossible with in-house systems or with products that are not cultured.
We have partnered with the research program at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Virginia Tech. Their validated protocols are in use for our products.
- We use validated shipping procedures and we offer a variety of stem cell doses with various optimal timings for injections.
- We also offer a complete cryogenic service.
TherapyCell’s bone marrow-derived stem cells are used for a variey of conditions that include meniscal lesions, tendon and ligament injuries, and Degenerative Osteoarthritis (OA).
For additional information about TherapyCell or its application, please contact Moira McCracken, Director, at (800) 752-8538 or via email. [Click Here]
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