Following collection of venous blood from the horse and centrifugation, a super concentration of blood platelets and growth factors (called platelet rich plasma ‘PRP’) is formed. Using sterile technique, PRP is injected into the site of injury using ultrasound thereby promoting superior tendon healing and recovery following the injury.
The PRP can be combined with an injectable nanofiber scaffold called NonoWhiskersV™. This is composed of very fine fibers (1/100th the size of a human hair) that mimic the natural fibrous structure of tissue in the body. When the injectable nanofiber scaffold is combined with PRP, superior engraftment of the therapeutic cells in the damaged tissue region may occur thereby allowing improved tendon healing.