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Organogenesis CEO Geoff MacKay and COO / CFO Gary Gillheeney Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winners in New England

CANTON, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Organogenesis, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company, announced that Geoff MacKay, Chief Executive Officer, and Gary Gillheeney, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the biotechnology category in New England. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. MacKay and Gillheeney were selected by an independent panel of judges.

"This recognition is well deserved," said Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. "Organogenesis is a growing company with a terrific future, having established itself as an industry leader in the expanding field of regenerative medicine. We at the Center are proud to have played a role in supporting Organogenesis in its expansion plans in Canton. Congratulations to Geoff, Gary and the entire Organogenesis team on receiving this prestigious honor."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

"We are proud to recognize the achievements of Mr. MacKay and Mr. Gillheeney," said Kristin Keating, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Chair for New England. "Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region's economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger."

As New England award winners, MacKay and Gillheeney are now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced this month at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

About Organogenesis, Inc.

Having pioneered the field, Massachusetts based Organogenesis, Inc. is a world leading regenerative medicine company focused in the areas of bio-active wound healing, oral regeneration and bio-surgery. The company's mission is to bring the medical marvel of regenerative medicine products to patients and to standardize their use in everyday medical care. Organogenesis recently established European headquarters located in Switzerland, as well as announced an expansion of its U.S. headquarters. For more information, visit

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