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Nurse pleads guilty in body parts scam
February 6, 2008 08:21
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A former surgical nurse has admitted participating in the illegal sale of body parts and tissue from 244 dead Philadelphia residents.
Cruceta was employed by Biomedical Tissue Services of Fort Lee, N.J. Bruce Mastromarino, the company's founder, allegedly made agreements with three funeral-home operators in 2004 to supply human tissue, officials said.
Standards for the American Association of Tissue Banks
July 26, 2006 12:03
Founded in 1976, the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) http://www.aatb.org/ is a scientific, not-for-profit, peer group organization that facilitates the provision of high quality transplantable cells and tissues in quantities to meet national needs. The Association publishes standards to help ensure that the conduct of tissue banking meets acceptable norms of technical and ethical performance.
FDA Updates Info about Biomedical Tissue Services
July 19, 2006 12:03
FDA regulations require that, before tissues are released for distribution, blood samples from each donor be provided to the testing laboratory for donor testing. Each sample should be clearly linked to an individual donor and each tissue clearly linked to that donor. In some instances, blood samples didn't come from the same donor as the linked tissues which resulted in communicable disease testing from the blood sample may not correctly reflect donor status. http://www.fda.gov/
Frequently Asked Questions about Tutogen Medical Tissue Recall
July 12, 2006 12:04
The recall was due when Tutogen was unable to verify tissue received from Biomedical Tissue Services. Topics in the FAQ include: What tissue products are being recalled? How did Tutogen notify customers of the recall? Did I receive an affected product? Who pays for the cost of disease testing patients? What kinds of testing will be done? Other relevant biomedical tissue recall questions are included.
Improved Dental Implants
July 5, 2006 12:05
According to the latest research, titanium dental implants coated with proteins that induce bone formation may be a key advancement in treating tooth loss due to gum disease. Loss of teeth and bone is a common and devastating result of gum disease.
Lawsuit Filed - Ned Jackson v. A New Jersey company, Biomedical Tissue Services
May 11, 2006 09:56
His lawsuit claims that he contracted hepatitis B and C from tissue used in surgery on his lower back in 2003.