What is Stem Cell Therapy? How does it work?
Stem-cell therapy is an interventional strategy that introduces new stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. The ability of stem cells to self-renew and differentiate into cells of different lineages, offers significant potential for regeneration and replacement of tissues in diseased and damaged areas in the body.

Every organism has an innate capacity for tissue regeneration. In case of tissue injury, impaired healing can prolong recovery time and lead to improper healing. When stem cells are introduced into the repair process, they speed up the repair process by reducing inflammation and paving the way for the body's natural healing process to take over.

What is the source of the stem cells provided by Kasiak?
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from adipose tissue

What is Unique about Stem Cells offered by Kasiak ?
(i) Kasiak Research is the first company to develop allogenic veterinary stem cell products in India.
(ii) Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to have better capacity to form other cell types when compared other sources.
(iii) Our stem cell batches are consistent in quality and efficacy and are prescreened for viruses as per OIE guidelines.
(iv) The patented industrial scale expansion technology makes Kasiak’s stem cell treatment affordable.

Was ethics approval taken prior to stem cell preparation?
Yes. All required processes were carried out on obtaining an approval from the Animal Ethics Committee and the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).

Who is allowed to administer these MSCs?
Only registered veterinarian physicians are allowed to administer Veterinary MSCs. The instructions for use are included in the accompanying pack insert for each product. Consult your veterinarian about the feasibility and effectiveness of MSC treatment for your pet.

Also, in order to educate veterinarians about the use of adipose derived MSCs as a treatment for various clinical indications, Kasiak has prepared an educational DVD and is organizing training workshops in several cities across India.

What are the potential benefits of veterinary MSC treatment?
In our Clinical studies for orthopaedic injuries such as Tendon and ligament damage in horses, we have seen a significant improvement in tissue structure in a shorter period of time as compared to standard medication.

In the case of degenerative, wear and tear diseases such as Osteoarthritis, it has been observed that while most subjects showed significant improvement, advanced cases where there was a complete loss of cartilage or significant loss of sub-chondral bone, had a poor prognosis. Therefore, earlier treatment before joint collapse or complete cartilage loss is key in order to slow down the disease progression.

Are there any potential side effects of stem cell therapy? Is it safe?
Mesenchymal stem cells do not cause any major side effects. All the stem cells manufactured at Kasiak have undergone acute toxicity studies and there were no reports of any adverse effects. No tumor formation has been reported in any of the cases treated so far.

Mild side effects may include slight transient inflammation post injection. This will subside within 2-3 hours.