2020: CIID Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design full scholarship for the Designing across Biological Scales workshop
2019: Veterinary clinical experience, successfully treating over 500 dogs, cats, horses, sloths, birds and other exotic species with autologous Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma to treat wounds, osteoarthritis, kidney failure, aplastic anemia, tendon and ligament injuries, central nervous system degeneration, among other diseases
2019: Has attended and presented veterinary regenerative medicine work in multiple prestigious national and international events
2018: One of the nine chosen Costa Rican entrepreneurs, to participate in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional fellowship program on behalf of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
2017-2018: Organizer of the Firsts International Congresses of
Regenerative and Medicine. in Costa Rica, events that included over 16
2017: Founded the first Regenerative Medicine Center in Central America.
2015: Directed and performed a successful biofunctionalized nanofiber implantation on a dog ACL
2014: Developed liposuction protocols for bulls, horses, dogs and cats.
2012: Founded Innova Células Madre, first veterinarian cellular therapy company in Central America.
Robert J. Harman, D.V.M., M.P.V.M.
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He founded and is the CEO of Vet-Stem, the first US-based commercial veterinary stem cell company. For 15 years prior to that, he was the CEO of HTI-Bio-Services, a preclinical research company for veterinary and human pharmaceutical development. He has authored more than 500 contract study reports for animal health companies throughout the world and for submission to the FDA and USDA in support of the development of new animal and human health products. Dr. Harman and his partners successfully founded, grew and profitably sold two biotechnology companies.
In his current position, he is the founder and principal clinical development director of the programs at Vet-Stem to bring stem cell therapy to veterinary medicine. He has been a frequent speaker at stem cell conferences in North America, Central America, Europe and the Middle East
Specialties: Statistics and Epidemiology (MPVM). Clinical/preclinical trials principal investigator. Computer programmer/analyst. Entrepreneur (start-up specialist)
Luciana Benedetti DVM
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Veterinary Doctor, 2003, University of Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Founded the first Argentinian regenerative medicine company in 2006 providing animal stem cells, focusing on equine sport lesions such as tendon, ligament and osteoarticular conditions but treating canine and feline diseases as well.
Currently works at the Institute of Biotechnological Research of the University of San Martin.
Speaker and scientific communicator in congresses and magazines in Argentina, US, Uruguay, Brazil and other countries.
Author of “Regenerative veterinary therapy” chapter of the book Regenerative Medicine (Pablo Argibay compilator) in 2012
CEO of the first Equine Physical Therapy and Training Center in Argentina since 2003.
Board member of Argentine equine veterinary association and editorial director of the equine species magazine since 2007.
2004 – 2014 teached and worked in the Argentinian Farrier School and Equine Hyperbaric Center
2004 – 2018 Partner in Lavet, manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals
Awards and distinctions:
Probitec 2015 – Bilateral program of Cellular Therapy Argentina-Brasil. Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation
Development of allogeneic stem cell bank for veterinary use. INNOVAR catalogue 2016. Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation
Michele Andrade de Barros, DVM, MSc, PhD
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Scientific Initiation by the University of São Paulo (USP) with research focused on Didelphis sp – Support FAPESP (2003).
Graduation in Veterinary Medicine by the University of the Octávio Bastos Teaching Foundation (2004) – UNIFEOB.
Fellowship in Medical Clinic of small animals of Veterinary Medicine Course (2008) – UNIFEOB.
Postgraduate “Lato sensu” in Medical and Surgical Clinic of Small Animals (2007) – UNIFEOB.
Master of Science in Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of São Paulo (USP), with research on Cell Stem / Nephrology (2011).
PhD in Cell Biology from the Federal University of São Paulo / Paulista School of Medicine – UNIFESP / EPM with research focused on Mesenchymal Trunk Cells / Neurology (2017).
Full Professor of Semiology and Small Animal Medical Clinic at Pontifical Catholic University (PUC – Campinas).
CEO and Clinical Director of the laboratory Regenera Stem Cells – Brazil.
Natalia Luka SP DVM
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Feline medicine specialist in Casilda Rosario´s University 2019
Postgraduate in feline medicine 2014 UCASAL
Private practice in clinical immunology (veterinary immunotherapy center) since 2010
Private practice in regenerative medicine and stem cells since 2013
Director of lukat feline medicine: feline medicine in private practice
Headquarters of the Center of Veterinary Immunotherapy, feline area
Itinerant veterinary of the main clinics and hospitals of the country in the area of feline medicine, regenerative medicine and stem cells
Original work award at the 2015 intermedica congress
Present original works and scientific communications and speaker in conferences, workshops, and conferences in Argentina and Latin America
Member of ISFM (International Feline Medicine Association) , secretary of SIAVET (Iberoamerican Society of Veterinary Algiology)
Claudia Domeyko DVM
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CEO- Laboratory Vitastemcel VSC.
Founder Vitastemcel in 2009, the only private laboratory of veterinary regenerative medicine in Chile.