Because it has the best bone healing potential of any bone graft available for your dog. It is also cost effective.
What is VET Fiber Matrix K9?
VET Fiber MatrixTM K-9 is an advanced product for general bone grafting applications in dogs. It uses the same proprietary and patent pending Fiber Matrix Technology™ that we developed at Theracell for human bone grafts. The human products are manufactured and marketed by one of the largest tissue banks in the United States. VET Fiber Matrix K9 honors and respects the gift of canine tissue donation by responsibly distributing life-enhancing grafts using tissue from partners at highly respected veterinary facilities, thus continuing the cycle of life.
How does it work?
Donated bone naturally contains proteins within it that stimulate cells to become bone cells. These ‘Bone Morphogenic Proteins (BMP’s) are activated by removing the mineral (calcium hydroxyapatite) from donated bone by treating it with acid, a process known as demineralization. This leaves the natural collagen bone matrix along with the BMP’s and other proteins involved in bone formation. By cutting this to produce long fibers known as Demineralized Bone Fibers™ the matrix is able to provide a continuous bridge that guides bone cells to fill defects and injuries by a process known as osteoconduction. DBF has been shown to be a very potent osteoconductive matrix and this is part of why it is such an effective graft option. The BMP’s also stimulate bone formation through a process known as osteoinduction. The combination of these 2 mechanisms of bone formation makes VET Fiber Matrix™ a highly effective bone graft.
What is it made from?
It is an allograft product, meaning it is bone from another dog. This is analogous to our human Demineralized Bone Fiber™ matrix which uses bone donated from other people (bone is one of the most valued donated organs in addition to other organs, cornea and other donated tissues). VET Fiber Matrix K-9 is all natural with no additives. Because it is produced from natural bone it will be readily recognized by your dog’s body as an ideal matrix to support bone healing and help your pet recover quickly.
What is Fiber Matrix Technology™?
Fiber Matrix Technology™ was developed by TheraCell to create products for human bone grafting applications. The technology is based on over 25 years of research and product development in the human market and is an advancement over technology currently used to manufacture some of the leading products in the field.
Is it safe?
Safety of VET Fiber Matrix is ensured by our human-level quality control process that includes the most advanced processing techniques as well as evaluations of quality and safety. Canine donors are rigorously screened to ensure they are free from potential communicable diseases beginning with medical history review and physical examination. Blood samples are tested for an extensive panel of diseases using state of the art PCR technology.
Bone is recovered by trained veterinary personnel using aseptic surgical procedures. All recovered tissues are tested for microbiological contamination. Review of all donor records is performed by an independent Medical Director who is a practicing veterinarian.
Manufacturing is performed using aseptic techniques in a controlled environment to prevent contamination. After processing the product is tested to ensure no microbial infection. Sterility is further ensured by terminally sterilizing Fiber Matrix in the final package using Electron Beam irradiation. Manufacturing includes steps that have been shown to have robust viral inactivation properties.