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Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Announces Major Development Milestone in Stem Cell Allograft Product

EDISON, N.J., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) announced today that it has completed a major portion of the development phase in its efforts to develop a next-generation stem cell allograft tissue form in partnership with Orthofix International N.V. (Nasdaq: ...

LifeNet Health Establishes 'The Skin & Wound Allograft Institute'

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeNet Health, a leading biomedical and allograft agency, announces the strategic creation of "The Skin & Wound Allograft Institute" in affiliation with The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, one of the nation's largest and most progressive org...

AlloSource Chosen as Healthcare Finalist in 2009 'Top Companies'

...gain be recognized in our home state for our efforts to advance the uses of allograft tissue, which we distribute around the country to save and enhance lives," ... to honor the gift of donation and responsibly process and distribute human allograft tissue for our communities." A judging panel of business and civic l...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

... has the joy of implanting his device in his own patients. "We have become very skilled at complete replacement of the meniscus cartilage with allograft menisci, even in patients with arthritis," Stone said. "However, many patients with healthy knees - but who are still missing a portion of their menis...

C O R R E C T I O N -- Osteotech, Inc.

...y platforms. "The first half of 2009 has been a major tipping point in the Company's three year strategic plan to transform from a processor of allograft tissue to a technology driven organization focused on advanced biologics," continued Mr. Owusu-Akyaw. "The successful execution of our strategy has h...

Osteotech Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...y platforms. "The first half of 2009 has been a major tipping point in the Company's three year strategic plan to transform from a processor of allograft tissue to a technology driven organization focused on advanced biologics," continued Mr. Owusu-Akyaw. "The successful execution of our strategy has h...

LifeNet Health Launches Sports Medicine Bio-Implants

...NIA BEACH, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LifeNet Health, a leading allograft bio-implant company, in conjunction with Arthrex, Inc., has released the Ki...te ligament, as well as augmenting tendon instability. The new Rotator Cuff allograft Patch provides a new alternative for augmentation and surgical options for ...

BellaDerm(TM), a Unique Human Skin Tissue Implant for Facial and Body Contouring, is Introduced by MTF

...skeletal Transplant Foundation, the country's leading non-profit tissue bank. BellaDerm is a unique acellular matrix, derived from donated human allograft skin. The new tissue has properties that are very appealing to plastic surgeons. In addition to coming from human donors, it provides excellent handli...

NYP/Weill Cornell physician-scientists present at 2009 American Transplant Congress in Boston

.... Non-invasive Urine Test for Diagnosis of Most Common Kidney Transplant Complications [122] Concurrent Session 17: Immune Monitoring: Chronic allograft Damage and Chronic Humoral Rejection Sunday, May 31, 4:48 p.m.; Room 309 Authors: Thangamani Muthukumar, Ruchuang Ding, Catherine Snopkowski, Aurlie...

American Transplant Congress 2009: New Investigator Forum Presents Cutting Edge Research

...: Expanding Kidney Paired Donation NK Cells Prevent the Development of Regulatory T Cells Novel Insights into the Pathogenesis Chronic allograft Vasculopathy Novel Viral Vectors as a Tool to Study Liver Physiology and Pathophysiology The American Transplant Congress 20...
Allograft in Medical Technology

CryoLife Announces First Implant of Combination Aortic-Mitral Allograft Heart Valve at the Cleveland Clinic

ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, today announced the first implantation of the combination aortic-mitral allograft heart valve in a patient at the Cleveland Clinic. The surgery was performed by...

PARI Pharma Reports Successful Phase Ib Clinical Results for Inhaled Liposomal Cyclosporine A and Gains FDA Orphan Drug Designation for the Prevention and Treatment of Bronchiolitis Obliterans

...tor for five-year mortality among lung transplant patients. Bronchiolitis obliterans is an incurable small airways disease, which manifests as chronic allograft rejection and results in airflow obstruction. The disease is also a factor in other lung diseases such as collagen vascular diseases, inhalation of to...

IMPACT Study Showed Longer Valcyte(R) (valganciclovir hydrochloride tablets) Treatment Demonstrated Better Protection Against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease One Year Post-Transplant

...ACT Study This Valcyte study for the prevention of CMV disease in kidney allograft recipients was a global, multi-center (65 centers in 13 countries including...ed 326 high-risk (donor CMV seropositive/recipient CMV seronegative) kidney allograft recipients to one of two treatment groups: 100 days Valcyte...

Omeros Announces Publication of Clinical Results for OMS103HP in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery

...c and Related Surgery. The article reports on a prospective, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study of 30 evaluable patients undergoing arthroscopic allograft ACL reconstruction. Patients were randomized across two arms to receive either standard arthroscopic irrigation solution or the same solution with OMS...

CellCept(R) and a Reduced Level of CNI Shows Trend Towards Preservation of Kidney Function Versus a Standard-Dose CNI

...prospective, randomized, multicenter study involving 720 single-organ renal allograft recipients administered either concentration-controlled CellCept and a redu... group in controlled studies in prevention of renal, cardiac or hepatic allograft rejection are listed in Table 8 of the ADVERSE REACTIONS section of the...

Final Results of the CellCept(R) Spare the Nephron (STN) Study Show Maintenance Therapy is Associated with Improved Renal Function

...ients in CellCept group in controlled events that were reported in greater than or equal to studies in prevention of renal, cardiac or hepatic allograft rejection are listed in Table 8 of the ADVERSE REACTIONS section of the complete Prescribing Information. About Roche Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (...

Biomarkers May Reduce the Need for Biopsies and Offer Personalized Care for Heart and Lung Transplant Patients

...ests gene analysis may allow for prediction of future occurrence of cardiac allograft rejection and its diagnosis. FEATURED DISCUSSION Today's plenary lectur...ransplantation. In Biomarkers: What Are They? How Might They Aid in Care of allograft Recipients and Other Patients, Christopher J. O'Donnell, MD, MPH, from NIH ...
Allograft in Medical Products

FasLata® Allograft Tissue

Description: FasLata® Allograft Tissue delivers the durability of natural tissue with all the corresponding benefits of ingrowth and natural adaptation to surrounding tissues....
Company:C. R. Bard, Inc.

FasLata® Allograft Tissue

Description: Delivers the durability of natural tissue with all the corresponding benefits of ingrowth and natural adaptation to surrounding tissues. Meets or exceeds all applicable state and federal tissue guidelines, FasLata® Allograft Tissue also reduces OR time and patient discomfort since no tissue is ...
Company:C. R. Bard, Inc.

Coreograft PLIF Allograft System

Description: The Coreograft PLIF Allograft System is a wedge shaped, cortical strut designed to provide anterior column support and facilitate interbody fusion. This system includes a specially designed instrument set to prepare the disc space and deliver the allograft....
Company:Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Solo Lumbar Allograft System

Description: Solo Lumbar Allografts are comprised of a cortical perimeter that maximizes compressive strength and an enlarged center core that permits the use of preferred bone graft material for rapid healing. Specially designed instruments facilitate the insertion of the Solo Allografts....
Company:Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Duet Lumbar Allograft System

Description: Duet Lumbar Allografts are comprised of a raised cancellous inner core providing biomechanical properties for rapid healing. Specially designed instruments facilitate the insertion of Duet Allografts....
Company:Alphatec Spine, Inc.

Corlok Lumbar Allograft System

Description: Corlok Allografts are unique corticocancellous allografts comprised of an anterior cortical face and a unique Dovetail geometry permitting a precise interlocking fit with adjacent vertebrae. Corlok Allografts are processed from donor vertebral bodies creating homologous spinal allograft implants. S...
Company:Alphatec Spine, Inc.

IBS® Allograft Lumbar

Description: The primary goals in interbody fusion are to immobilize the affected vertebrae, to restore disc space height and sagittal alignment, and to provide an enviroment for bone fusion between vertebral bodies. The IBS Allograft is designed to promote these goals as well as surgeon skills and training....
Company:Ortho Development Corporation

VertiGraft VG2 TLIF Spine Specialty Allograft

Description: VertiGraft allografts for spine surgery deliver the strength adn performance you demand in your procedures and they are backed by quality and safety standards that are unmatched in the industry....
Company:LifeNet

Bard® Dermal Allograft

Description: Bard® Dermal Allograft meets the demanding requirements of most pelvic floor reconstructive procedures, and is highly resistant to suture pull-through, demonstrating long-term durability, and serves as a structural support for effective ingrowth of the hosts collagen....
Company:C. R. Bard, Inc.

Bard Dermal Allograft

Description: Meets the demanding requirements of most pelvic floor reconstructive procedures, and is highly resistant to suture pull-through, demonstrating long-term durability, and serves as a structural support for effective ingrowth of the hosts collagen....
Company:C. R. Bard, Inc.

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Allograft in Medical Dictionary

Meniscus

...a rubbery, C-shaped disc that ... A torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working right. ... Meniscus transplant, also known as, Meniscal allograft transplantation, is a ... The meniscus also serves as a shock-absorption system, assists in lubricating ... The doctor has just told you you hav...

Glomerulonephritis

...onephritis , acute glomerulonephritis , chronic glomerulonephritis , glomerular disease ... New England Journal of Medicine -- Risk of Renal allograft Loss from Recurrent Glomerulonephritis ... The type of glomerulonephritis , the sex of the ... In glomerulonephritis , the glomeruli and somet...

Calcium channel blockers

... vascular ... Calcium Channel Blockers : Posttransplantation hypertension has been identified as an independent risk factor for chronic allograft dysfunction and loss. There is some evidence that calcium channel blockers may be useful in the ... Calcium channel blockers also have...
Allograft in Biological News

Turning on cell-cell communication wipes out staph biofilms

... with Jose Morcuende, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, to investigate the dispersal of staph biofilms from both allograft bone and medical implant materials. The findings also may have implications for treating biofilms of emerging antibiotic resistant staph strains, i...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

... those in our community who donate their tissue for transplantation. Recently, as a result of these unique efforts, the national leader in fresh allograft cartilage preparation, AlloSource of Centennial, Colo., has partnered with Community Tissue Services (CTS) of Dayton, Ohio, to create the Joint Restor...

Proteins may predict lung transplant rejection

...atients are beginning to reject the transplanted organ, they could try to head it off, she said. The study, "Proteomic biomarkers of chronic lung allograft rejection," was carried out by Wendt, Tereza Cervenka, Madelaine Haddican, Yan Zhang and Gary Nelsestuen, of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis....

Monkeying around to improve organ transplantation

... whether this approach can induce indefinite organ allograft survival in vivo, in six rhesus monkeys. The au...t anergic T cells generated ex vivo suppress renal allograft rejection in non-human primates. This may be an ap...e used in human transplant trials. Title: Renal allograft rejection is prevented by adoptive transfer of ane...

New type of rejection blocker protects kidneys after transplant

...nts receiving both the intensive and less intensive belatacept regimens compared to cyclosporine patients. Another indicator of kidney health, chronic allograft nephropathy (scarring of the kidney), also was lower at 12 months among patients receiving either of the belatacept regimens. Patients in all trea...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...ng at the current treatment for repairing bone defects, which is the use of allograft tissue, as well as newer treatments such as combining allograft with stem cells." One day soon, as a result of Arinzeh's research, patie...
Allograft in Biological Technology

CryoLife Conducts Surgeons Cardiac Allograft Symposium

ATLANTA, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, announced today that it is conducting the 2008 Cardiac Allograft Symposium at its corporate headquarters training facility in suburban Atlanta, GA, April 25-2...

CryoLife to Conduct Annual Cardiac Surgery Fellows Allograft Symposium

ATLANTA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, announced today that it will conduct its annual Cardiac Surgery Fellows Allograft Symposium on October 19, 2007, at the Company's corporate headquarters traini...

Cardium Announces New Orthobiologics Product Initiative Extending Gene Activated Matrix Technology to Deliver Bone Growth Factors

...ould include, but not be limited to, collagen, demineralized bone matrices, allograft and synthetic graft materials. Based on recently announced formulation adv..., which would include, but not be limited to, collagen, demineralized bone, allograft and other synthetic graft materials. The Company's studies have show...

Amedica Receives CE Mark for Valeo(TM) Ceramic Spinal Implant System Incorporating CSC Technology

... "Because these implants have a combination of distinguishing features, I would expect Amedica's implants to be well received in Europe and Asia where allograft bone is not frequently used." "Obtaining the CE mark for our Valeo CSC ceramic spinal spacers expands our ability to bring our portfolio of innov...

Chad Ronholdt Joins LABS Inc.

...geons worldwide. He has worked with various tissue allograft and orthopaedic medical device producers as well a...pending platform technologies that greatly enhance allograft safety and was a co-inventor on a specialized allograft designed for spine surgeries. He was also responsi...

Osteotech Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results; Company Plans Three Product Launches and Unveilings in 2009; Will Provide 2009 Guidance During Conference Call on March 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. EST

... for DuraTech in the third quarter of 2009. In December 2008, Osteotech temporarily suspended the distribution of tissue grafts processed from allograft tissue recovered by its Bulgarian operations as a result of deficiencies identified during an inspection by the French regulatory agency Afssaps. Pur...

AlloSource Distributes Record Amount of Tissue in 2008

... tissue network to produce and distribute the complete range of bone growth allograft products. Recognition from five prestigious awards programs: ...esponsibly processing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing human allograft tissue for our communities." added Cycyota. About AlloSource Al...

CryoLife, Inc. Receives Tissue From 100,000th Donor, Marking Industry Milestone

...oLife is implanted into children for whom the availability of cryopreserved allograft tissue can provide the best chance for a normal, active lifestyle. In addition, cryopreserved allograft vascular tissues have enabled patients with impaired circulatory systems to...

AlloSource, Tissue Recipient Join 'Stars of Life' Affected by Organ and Tissue Donation Aboard Donate Life Float in 2009 Rose Parade(R)

...all that's to come are because of the tissue donor family," said Chen. "The allograft gave me a second chance to fulfill an unrealized destiny." An addition... of patients the chance to live despite life-threatening burns, often using allograft skin (a gift from deceased human donors) to do so. "May Chen is a test...

LifeNet Health Introduces New Sports Medicine Bio-Implants

... VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LifeNet Health, a leading allograft bio-implant company, has released the KinetiGraft Tendon and the Triple Bunch Tendon, both offering new options for ligament reconstruction. ...
Allograft in Biological Definition

Immunology

...h health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders ( autoimmune diseases , hypersensitivities , immune deficiency , allograft rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro , in situ , and in vivo . Imm...

Liver

...s first performed in 1989 for pediatric liver transplantation. Only 20% of an adult's liver (Couinaud segments 2 and 3) is needed to serve as a liver allograft for an infant or small child. More recently, adult-to-adult liver transplantation has been done using the donor's right hepatic lobe which amounts to...
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