Roger Schechter, MD
How Do I Know my Regenerative Treatment Products are Reliable?
Updated: Jul 28, 2022
When it comes to regenerative treatment, how do you find a reliable vendor? Deciding which products to use are just one factor to consider. Products to choose from include various stem cells, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and exosomes or secretomes.
Once the best product is determined deciding on a vendor is next. Here are some of the questions you need to ask when deciding.
How long have they been in business?
It is important to know the company that you are working with. Many companies come and go in the regenerative space. Work with a company that is credentialed in the space. Who are the people that work there? How many years of history do they have in research and use of regenerative treatment? What values do they hold? What does their mission statement say? You want to ensure you are partnering with an authority on the product.
How easy is the company to work with?
Choose a company that is easy to work with. The company should be flexible and collaborative, and focusing on making sure that they bring their clients value. They are able to understand your business and provide you with the best possible service. The company is easy to work with because they are always willing to listen and make changes, they are open to feedback and always looking for ways to improve their products. In short, work with a vendor that is willing to work with you.
What education do they provide?
With so many various treatment options and products available, you want to know you are using the right product in the right way. Choose a vendor that provides the training you need in the way you need it. Access to videos, someone you can speak to you with your questions, and in person training are all helpful. Quality vendors will have this as a standard offer to ensure you have what you need and feel confident from the very first treatment.
What manufacturing process do they use?
Just like a restaurant has sanitation ratings, you want to ensure that your vendor ranks highly in terms of clean manufacturing processes. With secretomes, for example, production must be consistent and yield cell-free product. Use of secretomes that are acellular is considered safer than application of proliferating cells due to the potential immunogenic response. GMP clean manufacturing processes are therefore imperative.
What do they claim?
Regenerative therapies are not FDA approved therefore it is acceptable to make any therapeutic claims about what they can do and how effective they are. The FDA has made it clear that therapeutic claims can only be used in certain ways and in certain settings. Work with a vendor that can help you discuss regenerative treatment, understand the risks and benefits of using some of these treatments, and how best to communicate about your offerings and services treatments. Work with a vendor that is involved in research and can provide independent studies that support findings of their products. You may even be able to be part of their research efforts!
Will they help you get clients?
Once you decide to offer regenerative treatment then you need to have the clients to support your practice. Work with a vendor that is willing to help provide clients and funnel them to your practice.
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