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Orthopedics This Week: Allosource Partners with NASA

Posted October 8, 2014 in News Category
case-422croppedA tissue procurement team at MTS prepares to recover tissue. MTS sends tissue to Allosource, where it is tested and processed for transplant.

Allosource, a tissue bank partner with MTS, has entered into an exciting partnership with NASA to share ideas about microbiological testing methods and ways to identify microorganisms earlier. These collaborative efforts will assist Allosource in maximizing tissue donations by improving safety and efficiency of tissue recovery, ensuring recipients receive the safest tissue in a more timely fashion. Orthopedics This Week covered the new partnership in its October issue.

Allosource technicians conduct several scientific tests to ensure recovered tissue is safe and suitable for transplant. This program includes microbiological testing to detect microorganisms and other contaminants.  

A nonprofit based in Denver, CO, Allosource was founded in 1994 by three organ procurement organizations, including MTS. The organization promises to honor and respect the gift of donation by responsibly developing, processing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing allografts. 

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