CEO Letter  |  December 8, 2009

Science is Ever-Changing

tom_cycyotaI am continually invigorated by modern science that finds new ways to use donated human tissue to treat a host of medical conditions. I am very proud to have some of this pioneering innovation happening right here at AlloSource.

Last month, we shared two important new products with the world’s leaders in spinal care at the North American Spine Society (NASS) conference. These products, AlloStem Stem Cell Bone Growth Substitute and AlloWrap Natural Wound Cover, will provide new solutions for surgeons to form bone and cover wounds. You can read more about AlloStem further in the newsletter and on our blog.

I believe that the real thrill in any medical science is watching it come full circle.  As we all celebrate the things that we are thankful for this year during the year-end holiday season, it is especially poignant to reflect on the true miracles that tissue donation makes possible for patients in need. We include two such stories in this newsletter: one from donor and recipient mother Julie Prangl and another recent broadcast news story about tissue recipient and quadruple amputee Manuel Salazar. It’s such a privilege to see the science of tissue transplantation come to life in stories like this.

Happy Holidays,
Tom Cycyota, Chief Executive Officer

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