Harvesting Equine Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

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The first service provided by protectas HEALTH™ is storing stem cells from your new born foals umbilical cord blood. …

The first service provided by protectas HEALTH™ is storing stem cells from your new born foals umbilical cord blood.
It is painless, non invasive and will allow your horse use their own bio material to treat a range of injuries and illnesses.

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  • 1. Stem Cells Revolution in Horse Therapies
  • 2. Protectas Health Dermot Dougan Terry Sullivan Matti Viio Director Chairman Director David Crimmins Managing Director Margaret Goggin Andrew Neal Head of Laboratory Chief Technical Officer
  • 3. Mission • Extract stem cells from umbilical cord blood • Store stem cells in cryogenic freezers • Insurance for the health of horses - “Repair Kit” • Stud Farm own the cells
  • 4. Equine Stem Cells • Primal cells that can develop into any cell • Provide repair kit for life time of horse • Extracted from 3 sources, Bone Marrow, Fat & Umbilical Cord • Significant advantages over other sources of stem cells
  • 5. Cord Blood Stem Cells • Non invasive with little interference in foaling process • No surgical procedure required • In rawest and least mature state, better quality, plentiful supply • Better condition as age damage is minimised
  • 6. Horse Treatments Tendon Injuries - 82% success v 44% traditional1 Suspensory Ligaments – 92% success v 15% traditional2 Osteoarthritis, OCD’s, Sesamoid Injuries, Fractures In the pipeline: Laminitis, Heaves, Bleeders, Reproductive Problems 1 The Horse Report,Vol 26 No. 4, 2008 Centre for Equine Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis 2 Herthel Proceedings of Annual Convention of American Association Equine Practioners 2001
  • 7. Procedure • No change to natural foaling process • Use supplied equipment to collect cord blood • No Vet needed • Training provided by Protectas Health
  • 8. Intellectual Property • Process based on a ‘closed system’ TM • Patents lodged for unique storage bag, proteCELL • Further Patents on process, syringe and spinning bag • Irish Medicines Board have deemed product medicine • IP will cover all veterinary and human applications
  • 9. Competitive Advantages • 1st in world to take foal cord blood & extract stem cells • Competitive cost base, fully regulated & scaleable process • Clients incl. worlds largest stud farms, repeat business • Based in Ireland, unique tax advantages and equine status • Option on insurance deal w/No.1 insurer in UK & USA
  • 10. Potential • 118,000 thoroughbred foals born p.a. • USA, Australia, Ireland dominate breeding • Thoroughbreds only start • 3.5m Quarter Horses in USA • Sports Horses • Polo Horses • Eventing • Endurance Horses.......................
  • 11. Thank You