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Governor Patrick, Life Sciences Center Celebrate Organogenesis' New Headquarters
Date:9/28/2010

CANTON, Mass., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Governor Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President & CEO Susan Windham-Bannister, joined state and local officials, Organogenesis, Inc. CEO Geoff MacKay and employees, to celebrate the completion of the company's new headquarters building at 85 Dan Road in Canton.  

Organogenesis kicked off the celebration by announcing that its Apligraf®  living cell based product has been approved for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a major market opportunity in the Middle East. Apligraf is used by physicians to heal chronic wounds in patients in the U.S. and around the world.

The company also announced that it is hiring new employees, and that it will be one of the first companies featured in the new state initiative called "Stay Here" (www.massitsallhere.com/stayhere) to encourage recent college graduates to stay in-state and seek employment in Massachusetts.

"We are pleased to see Organogenesis' rapid growth after their decision to expand here in the Commonwealth," said Governor Patrick.  "The regenerative medicine industry was born here, in our state's universities and labs.  We are proud of the innovative and advanced technologies invented in Massachusetts, and it's very rewarding to see the industry taking shape and creating new jobs in our state."

Before the announcement, Governor Patrick appeared at a Town Hall-style meeting with Organogenesis employees, where topics included job growth and rapid development of the life sciences industry in Massachusetts.

Organogenesis is in the midst of a major, multi-year expansion of its global headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facilities.  The Life Sciences Center, charged with implementing the State's ten-year, $1 billion Life Scienc
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