Professor Roger Smith MA VetMB PhD MRCVS CertEO DipECVS and his team at the RVC carry out much of the research that supports the use of stem cells to treat equine tendon injuries. He is a professor of equine orthopaedics and runs a specialist orthopaedic service at the college. He has also carried out extensive research into equine lameness and has had numerous of his papers published in veterinary journals.
Biobest handle all of VetCell's stem cell culture processes for the UK and European market and ensure that the StemRegen product is of a very high quality. They are the only lab who are accredited to supply equine stem cells to the UK market and therefore VetCell are the sole provider of licensed equine stem cells in the UK.
Any laboratory that cultures equine stem cells for use in the UK must be approved by the VMD and so far VetCell has the UK's only approved lab - Biobest in Edinburgh. The VMD is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and aims to protect public health, animal health, the environment and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines.
Our Canadian operations are handled by The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. They supply E-PET to our Canadian customers and carry out stem cell culture for vets who use VetCell's StemRegen therapy in Canada.
VetCell use the Coriell Institute for their StemRegen stem cell cultures in the US. The institute, founded in 1953, is an internationally known non-profit, basic biomedical research institution.
Vetcel (a separate company, unconnected to VetCell)
Vetcel Limited is a UK based company specialising in assisting clients in all aspects of veterinary practice. Please contact the Vetcel office on 01259 730812.