preserves DNA by culturing and cryopreserving viable cells from
exceptional pets and horses. The cryopreserved cells can be used
to clone these special animals, perpetually preserve their bloodlines
and for medical diagnosis and treatment.
Genetic preservation is a four-step process that takes approximately
three weeks to complete. It begins with your veterinarian harvesting
and then sending small tissue samples to the PERPETUATE
laboratory. Cells containing DNA are cultured from your pet or horse's
tissue samples and then cryopreserved and stored in PERPETUATE
is the world's first and foremost animal genetic preservation company.
Cell lines from pets and horses in more than 30 countries have been
developed by PERPETUATE.
More pets have been cloned from our cells than from any other company.
INC has been owned and managed by one of the founders-Mr. Ron Gillespie-since
combines Mr. Gillespie's extensive experience in animal production
and genetics with Dr. Raymond Page's innovative biotechnology experience.
Dr. Page is a prominent bioengineering scientist and professor who
with PPL Therapeutics cloned the first pigs in 2000. Dr. Page with
the assistance of Dr. Denis Kole and other biotech staff operate
laboratory in Worcester, Massachusetts.
When you're ready to preserve your dog, cat or horse's genetics
shouldn't you entrust the responsibility to the world's most experienced
genetic preservation company?
KEN AND HENRY CELEBRATE THEIR 5TH BIRTHDAY
Melvin was the best dog that Dr. Phillip and Paula Dupont
ever owned. When Melvin, a mixture of Catahoula and Doberman,
turned nine and began to age in 2012, the Duponts decided
to preserve his genetics.
Dr. Dupont biopsied two small pieces of Melvins skin
and sent them to PerPETuates laboratory. PerPETuate
successfully cultured and then cryopreserved more than three
million viable Melvin cells.
Phillip and Paula wanted to use these cells to clone Melvin
however they had two concerns. First, the cost to clone a
dog was $70,000! Second, only one biotech company was able
to clone dogs, the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation in South
The Duponts justified the cost by the fact that Melvin was
an exceptional dog. He greeted visitors to the Dupont veterinary
clinic with barking hellos and he had an uncanny ability to
understand English. Most important Melvin provided Paula and
Phillip with great pleasure. Besides, they reasoned $70,000
was less than the cost of a new Land Cruiser!
Next, the Duponts visited Sooam in South Korea. Being impressed
by the biotech staff, laboratory and facilities and by how
well the dogs were treated, they contracted Sooam to clone
Melvin. In mid-2012 PerPETuate shipped some of Melvins
cultured cells to South Korea. Sooam used these cells to produce
two clones of MelvinKen and Henry.
In spring of 2013, Ken and Henry joined Paula, Phillip and
Melvin in Louisiana. For the next two years, Melvin was a
role model for his clones. When Melvin did pass away having
two identical replicas helped ease the couples grief.
The Duponts say that Ken and Henry are more like Melvin every
day. Their personalities are identical, says Paula.