Cats Suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease
Dogs Suffer from Atopic Dermatitis
Cats Suffer from Stomatitis
The application of adipose stem cells as a therapeutic product is the result of years of research and development. In recent years, adipose stem cells (ASCs) have gained notoriety since its initial discovery in 2001 (1). Since then, the ASC has become the most popular adult stem cell type due to its safety profile, ease of harvest and ability to differentiate into multiple lineages (2).
VCT has studied the use of adipose tissue in regenerative medicine and is focused on applying scientific findings for use in veterinarian medicine. Most recent developments in the veterinary stem cell field have been centered on adipose stem cells for use in cats and dogs.
Our data, along with other publications (3), suggest that adipose tissue may be a reliable source for cells that can be used to treat bone and cartilage conditions as well as other indications (4, 5). The need for an efficient treatment is desired for pets diagnosed with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
A well respected veterinarian scientist with an impressive publication history leads the scientific R&D projects at VCT. He and his regenerative medicine research team are focused on the development of clinical treatments.
1 | Zuk P., Zhu M., Mizuno H., et al., Tissue Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, pp 211–228, 2001
2 | Zuk P., ISRN Stem Cells Volume 2013 Article ID 713959
3 | Lindroos B, Suuronen R, Miettinen S., Stem Cell Rev. Jun 7, (2) pp 269-91, 2011
4 | Lin F., Kidney International vol 82, pp 731–733, 2012
5 | Ha S., Ahn S., Kim S., et al., J Biomed Opt. vol 19(5), 2014
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