Keyword: dogs

VetStem submits trial data to FDA for canine stem cell therapy

VetStem Biopharma has treated more than 12,000 companion animals with stem cells removed from their own bodies and then reinjected to treat a variety of joint disorders, including osteoarthritis. Although the company has built its business around such “autologous” treatments, its executives have long believed that the real market opportunity lies in “allogeneic,” or off-the-shelf, stem cells.

Soaring EpiPen prices hit pet owners in the pocketbook

When the price of Mylan’s drug that’s widely used to treat life-threatening allergies, EpiPen, skyrocketed to $500 per vial a few months back, it wasn’t just parents and patients who were affected. Pet owners felt the pain, too, especially because the vast majority of them don’t carry health insurance for their animals.