Stem cells give rise to new, healthy cells that can repair and replace tissues damaged by injury, disease, or aging. There are two things that make stem cells vastly different from other cells in our body:
Stem cells are capable of self-renewal.
Stem cells can turn into other types of healthy cells such as bone, heart, and brain cells.
Stem cells also have other properties that are beneficial to our health. They have been shown to do the following:
Navigate to the site of injuries
Reduce fibrosis (scarring)
Increase growth of new blood vessels
Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) are derived from embryos and have caused moral and ethical controversy. They are able to become any tissue type.
Hematopoietic Stem Cells pose no ethical issues. They differentiate into red or white blood cells. They are typically harvested from umbilical cord blood (newborns) and bone marrow (adults).
Mesenchymal Stem Cells pose no ethical issues. They can become bone, cartilage, muscle, adipose (fat) cells, among others. They are harvested from umbilical cord and placental tissue (newborns), bone marrow and adipose tissue (adults). Our proprietary process extracts MSCs from the reproductive tissue discarded during your pup's spay/neuter.
Use stem cells from a healthy donor. These can be delivered as an off-the-shelf therapy.
Use the individual’s own stem cells. Young healthy stem cells can be cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen for use in later years.
Up to 99% of stem cells are lost over time due to aging. That is why over 5 million parents have banked their children’s stem cells at birth.
Autologous treatments use your pup’s own biology to heal from within. It’s a perfect match!
Autologous therapies in pets today are derived from bone marrow or adipose tissue – this means putting an elderly and/or ailing dog under anesthesia for an invasive procedure.
Gallant’s proprietary patent-pending process turns a spay or neuter procedure into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save young healthy stem cells for use in later years.
Explore our stem cell banking plans or chat with one of our pet-loving experts.