Our veterinary teams, together with scientists and data experts across Mars Petcare are at the heart of this important initiative. The MARS PETCARE BIOBANK™ has the potential to transform veterinary medicine as we know it by making individualized care the norm in the future.
Our veterinary teams, together with researchers and data scientists across Mars Petcare are at the heart of this important initiative.
The MARS PETCARE BIOBANK™ has the potential to transform veterinary medicine as we know it by making personalized care the norm in the future.
Veterinarians, scientists, and data experts across Mars Petcare teamed up to bring this project to life:
As North America’s largest veterinary reference laboratory network, Antech is excited to be playing a key role in the development and execution of the MARS PETCARE BIOBANK™ initiative. Antech is building a facility in Indianapolis that will be the central hub handling all of the logistics for this study. They will collect the pet samples from the hospitals, store them, run tests, working closely with Mars veterinarians and researchers at Waltham Petcare Science Institute and Kinship Partners.
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Banfield™ Pet Hospital
Banfield™ Pet Hospital is thrilled to be partnering with Mars Petcare to develop North America’s largest dog and cat biobank. The practice is enrolling pets in select hospitals across the U.S. with the goal of moving veterinary medicine forward by discovering new biomarkers of disease and developing new diagnostics and therapies to keep pets healthy.
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BLUEPEARL™ Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital
BluePearl Pet Hospital is excited to partner with Mars Petcare to enroll canines in what will be North America’s largest dog (and cat) biobank. Through the Mars Petcare Biobank Initiative, BluePearl Associates and their canine companions will help develop future diagnostic, health monitoring, and disease targeting tools — all to keep pets happy and healthy.
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Kinship Partners, Inc.
Kinship - a coalition of brands, teams, and partners in the digital pet care space - is contributing WHISTLE™ Activity Monitors and WISDOM PANEL™ genetic tests to the MARS PETCARE BIOBANK™. Through these technologies, researchers will be able to monitor pets’ daily activities and behaviors over long periods of time and get genetic and breed-related insights to better understand how genetics impacts the health of cats and dogs.
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VCA™ Animal Hospital
VCA™ Animal Hospitals’ clinical studies team has played a key role in designing this study. VCA will also have a leading role in enrolling regular clients’ pets in this initiative and will help veterinary teams at Banfield™ Pet Hospital and BLUEPEARL™ Emergency Pet Hospital team up with their regular clients and blood donor clients to encourage enrollment.
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Waltham Petcare Science Institute
Our mission is to improve pet health and wellbeing needs through science. Using the health data collected by the MARS PETCARE BIOBANK™, scientists at our Institute will be able to answer important research questions faster. That’s how they will discover causes of illness, and develop ways to predict or avoid disease and understand how to keep pets healthier for longer.
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WISDOM PANEL™ Brand
The Wisdom Panel™ brand products - Canine DNA Tests - are the most comprehensive breed-identification DNA tests for dogs on the market. Our mission is to facilitate responsible pet care by enhancing the well-being and relationship between pets and caretakers through valuable insights into pets as individuals.
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