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At the moment the laboratory offers platelet rich plasma (PRP) and Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IRAP) which are concentrated from the blood samples of in-house horse patients at EVMC.

These therapies are getting popular for the treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries and osteoarthritis in horses. Platelets are blood cells smaller than RBC, play an important role in hemostasis, and are considered to be the natural sources of growth factors.

The growth factors are believed to be actively involved in wound healing and other regenerative processes in the wake of injuries. These growth factors are rich in concentrated platelet preparations. After preparation, these products are injected back into the same horses sampled to promote tissues repair in joint and soft tissue injuries.

At the site of trauma and joint swelling inflammatory proteins such as cytokines and Interleukin-1 (IL-1) are released, IRAP therapy prevents IL-1 binding to the joint tissues minimizing the damaging effect of IL-1 in the affected joint. Other products such as stem cell therapy are in line to be added to EVMC laboratory. Regenerative medicine laboratory is following strict good manufacturing practices (GMP).

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