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Partnership to save and heal the lives of more patients in need of a tissue transplant
Edison, N.J. (October 3, 2018) – MTF Biologics today announced that it has formed a new tissue recovery relationship with Regenerative Biologics, Inc. (RBI). Together, the organizations will seek to provide expanded birth tissue donation opportunities for expectant mothers and their families and enhance patients’ access to high-quality placental tissues for wound care applications.
Joe Yaccarino, President and CEO of MTF Biologics added, “MTF Biologics is pleased to partner with RBI again as it combines the key strengths of each of our organizations and expands donation opportunities. We’ve known many of the senior staff at RBI for years and are excited to be collaborating with them again.”
“Regenerative Biologics is excited about the opportunity to partner with MTF Biologics. The affiliation will allow both organizations the ability to provide excellent service to families and patients for many years to come” said, Larry Hopkins, CEO and President of Regenerative Biologics.
MTF Biologics is the world’s largest tissue bank. Driven by a mission of honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science, the non-profit organization saves and heals lives by providing tissue grafts created from donated human tissue including skin, bone, tendons, cartilage, and birth tissues for medical procedures such as joint and spinal injury repair, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and the healing of chronic wounds.
In 2017, MTF Biologics distributed more than 550,000 tissue grafts made possible through the selfless gift of donation by more than 5,700 individuals. These transplantable tissues went on to heal an estimated 400,000 lives in more than 50 countries.
Regenerative Biologics, Inc., based in Gainesville, Florida, began as the University Of Florida Department Of Orthopedics Bone Bank by some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the orthopedic community. It is one of the largest birth tissue (placenta, umbilical cords, amnion, and amniotic fluid) recovery programs in the nation, having provided donation services to families for more than 35 years.
About MTF Biologics
MTF Biologics, also known as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, is a nonprofit organization based in Edison, N.J. It is a consortium comprised of leading organ procurement organizations, tissue recovery organizations and academic medical institutions, and governed by a board of surgeons who are leading experts in tissue transplantation. As the world’s largest tissue bank, MTF Biologics saves and heals lives by honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science. Since its inception in 1987, the organization has received tissue from more than 130,000 donors and distributed more than 8.4 million grafts for transplantation. Through its IIAM subsidiary, it has placed more than 58,000 non-transplantable organs for research. Through its Statline subsidiary, it has managed more than 11.3 million donor referrals. For more information, visit www.mtfbiologics.org.
About Regenerative Biologics, Inc.
Founded in 1982 as the University of Florida Department of Orthopedics Bone Bank, it remains a not-for-profit, 501c (3) charitable foundation committed to recovering and providing tissues for transplant and research and to educate the public and medical professional on the importance and benefits of donation. It is one of the largest birth tissue (placenta, umbilical cords, amnion, and amniotic fluid) recovery programs in the nation, with offices throughout Florida and Birmingham, Alabama. They have provided donation services for the past 35 years. For more information, visit www.rbidonorcare.org.