Authors: Fern Tablin, VMD, PhD; Naomi J. Walker, BA; Sara E. Hogle, DVM; Suzanne M. Pratt, DVM; Jeffrey W. Norris, PhD


To determine whether platelet growth factors are preserved in supernatants obtained from rehydrated trehalose-stabilized, freeze-dried (lyophilized) equine latelets and whether those growth factors stimulate fibroblast proliferation and migration and enhance fibroblast-associated contraction in a collagen gel assay.