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Organogenesis, Inc. to Develop Regenerative Medicine Therapies for U.S. Military Battlefield Injuries
Date:4/17/2008

y) using tissue engineered products that have now been implanted in more than 1 million patients.

For instance, Organogenesis is the first company to successfully mass produce living regenerative medicine products -- reaching hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. and other markets across the world. Its signature product, Apligraf(R), is the first bio-engineered living cell therapy to have received FDA approvals to close diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

Government sponsors of AFIRM are the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Air Force Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to this funding, Wake Forest and its partners will provide more than $150 million from academic institutions, industry and state and federal agencies for the projects -- for a total of almost $200 million available for soldier regeneration research.

About Regenerative Medicine

A new frontier in healthcare, regenerative medicine utilizes living human cells, including stem cells, to repair or replace body tissue damaged by injury, disease or even the natural aging process.

Regenerative medicine is a multidisciplinary field which brings together biology, medicine, and engineering to empower scientists to grow living cells, tissues and organs in the laboratory, and to safely implant them into the human body for the purposes of healing.

About Organogenesis, Inc.

Massachusetts based Organogenesis, Inc. is the world's most successful regenerative medicine company and is focused in areas of bio-active wound healing, bio-surgery and bio-aesthetics. Organogenesis delivers living tissue "on demand," and its mission is to bring the medical marvel of regenerative medicine products to patients and to standardize their use in everyday medical care.

Organogenesis is in the midst of a large expansion, both in the
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