Monash Uni have a vet who looks out for when a suitable dog comes in for a spey, the owners are offered to have the spey done for free if they allow about 1/3 specimen jar of fat to be removed.
One donation of fat grows enough cells for, on average, 2000 single doses. A single dose is equivalent to one joint being treated.
Two vets have been trialling, one in NSW and one in Victoria. More so to see what dosages (ie number of cells) work for each size dog etc.
We are partnered with Vet Stem in the US, they have completed the most trials.
The difficult thing has been that stem cells have always been borne from universities and scientific research. So the money hasn't been there to pour into trials. Unlike pharmaceutical companies where satisfying the consumer, and generating sales, is the main goal. Still, trials are very important no doubt.
Here is one of our partner's trials http://www.vet-stem....0-%20Canine.pdf
That is for autogolous treatment however, as allogeneic is the more recent development.
We can still culture your own dogs cells too. So if the thought of an allogeneic transplant is not something you want, we can take you own dogs fat, and expand it in culture. Thus returning many millions of mesenchymal stem cells into each joint, and cryofreezing the rest.
Some of our scientists are working with renal specialists to work towards repairing damaged kidneys, and our two trial vets are getting promising results from the first few congestive heart failure treatments done.