Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects the soft tissues and bones of dogs as they age, causing pain and decreased flexibility. The most commonly affected areas are the knees and hips. Many of the pets diagnosed with OA are placed on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication, and prescribed a diet change, physical therapy and joint supplementation. NSAIDs can have unwanted long-term side effects, and as OA progresses, patients can experience more pain and can become non-responsive to medication. If pain persists, more treatments or even a surgical intervention may be added to the treatment plan.
VetCell Therapeutics Asia is a provider of therapeutic cell-based therapies. The cells are derived from tissues, which are sourced from healthy canines. These therapeutic cells are found in major organs, fat tissue and circulating in the blood. These cells can be harvested, minimally processed and injected back into your pet. For example, therapeutic cells from adult canine adipose tissue can be injected into an affected joint (i.e. knee, hip) to help reduce inflammation and pain, promote cartilage regeneration, restore mobility and improve quality of life for our pets. The cells that VetCell Therapeutics Asia produces are frozen and stored in a LN2 (liquid nitrogen) vapor phase container. Once an order is placed, a frozen dose of cells is thawed out and shipped to the patient for injection.
The cell that we use are called allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) that are harvested from the adipose (fat) tissue of young, disease free dogs. These cells are then processed vigorously in accordance with USA FDA standards in our international cell processing facility, then tested repeatedly for safety and efficacy. Once validated, the cell therapies are then released for injection into dog patients suffering from OA.
VCT Asia is located in Hong Kong, with a fully equipped laboratory for cell processing and storage of cell products. We are centrally located amongst the booming veterinary clinics in Hong Kong and the surrounding markets in Asia, where we can offer timely and reliable delivery service. Our products are held to high standards and produced with the strictest isolation and preparation protocols, ensuring safety and efficacy. It is our mission to provide all patients with cell therapies containing the freshest and healthiest cells.