Creating an Autologous Equine Platelet Gel

Following some testing yesterday (with the help of Zoe Smith and Oakham Equine Hospital) we have now devised a simple and effective way to deliver a large quantity of growth factors to an area which presents a problem of keeping a normal PRP or stem cell injection in place. Chronic non healing wounds, fracture, where the tendon epitenon has been compromised, such as DDFT’ tears, and periodontal pockets are all potential applications or current methods of use in human surgery. The process involves incubating and harvesting the patient’s own thrombin from their blood and using this to activate the platelet concentrate to create the gel. The process takes about 90 mins and available with the Nupsala Mobile Lab Service. Pretty exciting!

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