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2014-03-31 08:30:30

New contract broadens access of MatriStem to an additional 100,000 healthcare entities COLUMBIA, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it has entered into a national purchasing agreement with Novation for the Company's MatriStem® devices. The MatriStem devices also were awarded the elite Innovative Technology...

2014-02-05 08:29:47

Offers broad range of regenerative therapy solutions COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it has expanded the MatriStem® Pelvic Floor Matrix product portfolio with the addition of four device sizes. The addition of four new sizes to the portfolio offers a broad range of viable solutions for physicians treating...

Researchers Link Von Willebrand Factor To Heart-valve Calcium Deposits
2013-11-07 09:32:39

Rice University Heart valves calcify over time, and Rice University scientists are beginning to understand why. The Rice lab of bioengineer Jane Grande-Allen found through studies of pigs’ heart valves that age plays a critical role in the valves’ progressive hardening, and the problem may be due to the infiltration of a protein known as von Willebrand factor (VWF). Tissues from pig valves are commonly used to make human heart-valve replacements. VWF helps regulate blood clotting...

2013-10-25 12:24:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of surgical and wound management products, today announced that it has broken ground on the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Lafayette, Indiana to support the Company's current and anticipated growth. The 14,000 square-foot addition to the current building will increase scalability and efficiency of ACell's...

2013-09-24 11:19:29

TAU researchers develop spring-like fibers to help repair damaged heart tissue The threat from a heart attack doesn't end with the event itself. Blockage of blood flow to the heart can cause irreversible cell death and scarring. With transplants scarce, half the people who live through a heart attack die within five years. Scientists are trying to address this problem by engineering cardiac tissue to patch up damaged areas. Now doctoral students Sharon Fleischer and Ron Feiner — under...

2013-05-15 12:33:58

COLUMBIA, Md., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading developer of next-generation regenerative medicine products, announced today that its MatriStem medical devices demonstrate the highest constructive remodeling response in a recent study comparing 14 extracellular matrices (ECM) designed to aid in surgical procedures. The study, "Macrophage phenotype as a predictor of constructive remodeling following the implantation of biologically derived surgical mesh materials," by Bryan...

2013-04-24 00:22:14

COLUMBIA, Md., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell MatriStem® medical devices were featured in a peer-reviewed article, "Porcine Urinary Bladder matrix: a Retrospective Study and Establishment of Protocol," published in the October, 2012 issue of the Journal of Wound Care (www.journalofwoundcare.com). Analysis showed a decrease in mean closure time after application of MatriStem in wounds that had received previous applications of other advanced wound care products. All wounds utilizing...

2013-04-17 00:21:47

COLUMBIA, Md., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis was successfully treated and discharged after ACell MatriStem was used in an effort to save her leg from amputation, reported Marcie Fraser of Your News Now. Jonna Rue went to the hospital when her foot became blood-red and swollen. A flesh eating bacteria was quickly destroying the tissues in her leg. Doctors intervened surgically to remove a great deal of tissue in an attempt to stop the bacteria...

2012-08-15 10:23:49

OAKLAND, N.J., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Collagen Matrix, Inc., the leader in collagen- and mineral-based matrix engineering, announced today that Dr. Shu-Tung Li, the Company's Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer was selected as a 2012 inductee into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame co-sponsored by Stevens Institute of Technology and Greenberg Traurig, LLP. His award recognition is for: "Patented Technology Related to: Collagen based medical implants for the repair and...

Composite Nanofibers Developed, Next Chapter In Orthopaedic Biomaterials
2012-08-07 15:34:19

Bioengineered replacements for tendons, ligaments, the meniscus of the knee, and other tissues require re-creation of the exquisite architecture of these tissues in three dimensions. These fibrous, collagen-based tissues located throughout the body have an ordered structure that gives them their robust ability to bear extreme mechanical loading. Many labs have been designing treatments for ACL and meniscus tears of the knee, rotator cuff injuries, and Achilles tendon ruptures for patients...