How It Works
To produce the stem cells needed for a pet’s treatment, we first take a sample of their fat stores while under anesthesia. The stem cells are then extracted and purified to provide a concentrated source of undifferentiated cells. They’re then injected into the affected area of the pet (also while under anesthesia). We call them ‘undifferentiated’ because they’re a bit like a blank slate. The basic machinery to keep the cell functioning is in place, but the specific characteristics of, say, a liver cell, aren’t there yet. Placing these stem cells into a new environment inside the body sends a signal to get to work on becoming a newly differentiated cell. The signal they get all depends on where they’re placed in the body.