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Organogenesis, Inc. Announces Acquisition of NanoMatrix, Inc.
Date:2/25/2008

Regenerative Medicine Leader Strengthens Scaffold-Engineering Capabilities

with Electrospinning Platform Technology & Team

CANTON, Mass. and BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Organogenesis, Inc., the world's most successful regenerative medicine company, announced today the strategic acquisition of Baton Rouge-based NanoMatrix, Inc.

NanoMatrix's platform technology develops "designer scaffolds" for the purposes of regenerative medicine, based on the fabrication technique known as electrospinning. Electrospinning is a novel method of producing and assembling nano-scale fibers into three-dimensional scaffolds, which mimic the structure and biochemical environment of the human body's tissues. NanoMatrix's core technology makes it possible to mimic the three-dimensional architectural structure that is essential for the body's natural growth and repair processes.

"This acquisition strengthens Organogenesis' position as the leading innovator in developing three-dimensional regenerative medicine constructs," said Geoff MacKay, CEO of Organogenesis. "The technology platforms of Organogenesis and NanoMatrix are highly complementary. Our innovative electrospinning techniques enable researchers to develop the most cell-friendly scaffolds and physiologically-realistic tissues to date, translating into greater clinical benefit for the patient."

William C. Fioretti, Ph.D., Chairman of NanoMatrix, said, "We are very pleased with the acquisition by Organogenesis, which has the team, experience in cellular therapy, and the vision to maximize the platform technology's potential. Our technology can be used to have a significant impact on biomatrix materials and patient care, and this transaction assures that it will come to market. "

Organogenesis is the first company to successfully mass-produce living regenerative medicine products, reaching hundreds of thousands of patients. Its signature product, Apligraf(R), is the fi
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