Safari Stem Cell Laboratory

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The Safari Stem Cell Laboratory has all the equipment for processing stem cells.  Growing Stem Cells in culture and Cryogenically storing Stem Cells.

The Biological Safety Cabinet.  This laminar flow hood prevents bacterial contamination while processing tissue and handling culture cells.

Cryogenic System. Safari’s Thermo Scientific Locator 4 Cryogenic System allows us to store harvested stem cells for future use. Therefore, your pet will not need to undergo surgery a second time if a second round of stem cell injections are needed.

Cell Incubator. Our tissue culture incubator maintains the cell cultures at body temperature or 37 degrees centigrade.  Stem cells also require high carbon dioxide concentrations and this is added in this specially designed incubator.

Processing Stem Cells from your pets own fatty tissues. This sterile process involves using specialized chemical and equipment to gently separate and filter the stem cells from the fatty tissue. The cells are then counted using fluorescent dyes and lights that allow the live cells to be seen under the microscope. The Regenerative cells are then injected into the area that needs regeneration or given intravenously. Cells are also cultured and frozen for later use.