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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • ARE STEM-CELL THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS LIKE ANY OTHER DRUG ?
  • WHICH IS BETTER BETWEEN USING THE PATIENT’S OWN CELLS OR DONOR CELLS ?
  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEONATAL AND ADULT CELLS ?
  • CAN ANY VETERINARY PRACTITIONER ADMINISTER STEM-CELLS ?
  • WHICH STEM-CELL PRODUCING LABORATORY SHOULD I USE AND WHY ?
  • ARE STEM-CELL THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS LIKE ANY OTHER DRUG ?

    NO: Stem-cells are not like any other drug. They are not inert. On the contrary, they are alive, sensitive and very fragile.

    For maximal success rates, precautions must be taken on every level of the supply chain.

    • Preparation of cells in the lab : a high-quality product is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition for good clinical results.
    • Product transport is under the laboratory’s responsibility. Bad transport conditions will alter the product’s quality without it being necessarily visible and will not produce good results after administration, regardless of the quality of the procedure.
    • The administration by the veterinarian must be performed in the right way. A good-quality product that is not administered as it should will not yield good therapeutic results.

    WHICH IS BETTER BETWEEN USING THE PATIENT’S OWN CELLS OR DONOR CELLS ?

    Cells that come from your animal are necessarily ADULT cells (only breeders and owners who have previously collected their foal’s umbilical cord have NEONATAL cells (OMBISTEM Plus) available to them)

    • The older the animal, the less potent the cells
    • There is no risk of cell rejection by the immune system
    • Infectious risk is very low

    Cells that come from a DONOR animal are NEONATAL or ADULT cells, depending on the laboratory where they are produced

    • The potency of all neonatal cells is standardized and maximal. It is not the case for adult cells.
    • For cells sampled from a donor, there is a risk of rejection by the receiving patient. In consequence, the treatment loses efficiency. This risk is minimized, perhaps even nonexistent, with neonatal cells. There is significant risk with adult cells.
    • There exists an infectious risk but it is minimized – as is the case in human therapeutics – by stringent selection of donors and routine laboratory analysis of the cells.

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEONATAL AND ADULT CELLS ?

    Adult cells were historically the first cells to be used. They mainly come from either:

        • Bone marrow
        • Or fatty tissue

    Neonatal cells were discovered more recently but they are already used therapeutically in humans. They present more advantages than adult cells.

    NEONATAL CELLS ADULT CELLS
    INFECTIOUS RISK
    MINIMIZED SIGNIFICANT
    a newborn, human or horse, has not yet been in contact with viruses or bacteria present in their environment
    IMMUNE RISK
    MINIMIZED SIGNIFICANT
    Neonatal cells benefit from immunological tolerance because of gestation. They will not be rejected by your horse.
    BIOLOGICAL POTENCY HIGH LOW
    Because the cells are cultivated in the laboratory, they age faster and lose part of their vitality. This affects adult cells more than neonatal ones.

    Neonatal cells have better differentiation capabilities because of their youth.

    Neonatal cells are more capable of reducing inflammation than adult ones.

     

    CAN ANY VETERINARY PRACTITIONER ADMINISTER STEM-CELLS ?

    YES : It is a veterinary procedure. The administration of stem-cells is under their responsibility.

    Nonetheless it is a specialist’s procedure that requires expertise and experience. The more they use the cells, the more they master the procedure.

    Make sure your practitioner has experience with stem-cells simply by asking him.

    Contact us for information on clinics that use our products.

    WHICH STEM-CELL PRODUCING LABORATORY SHOULD I USE AND WHY ?

    Several private-sector laboratories offer stem-cells. Depending on the companies the cells have different origins and are produced with varying standards of quality.

    Stem-cells that are destined to veterinary practice are not subjected to regulation as is the case in human therapeutics, because of their recent arrival on the market.

    For these reasons, several offers are available with differences in product, customer service, rates… but as always, QUALITY COMES AT A COST.

    Find out more on their websites and ask your veterinarian. He will be able to advise you.

     

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