An issue of tissue | Evolution Magazine

Posted by Trish Riley, December 30, 2011

Here’s another interesting story I wrote this year..what a cool biz: Recycling humans and animals!-tr

RTI Biologics employs 700 people worldwide, 500 of these at the Alachua headquarters. The spotlessly clean facility operates 24/7, with receiving facilities always ready for gifts of human donated tissue, which are quarantined in freezers on first arrival, while testing and screening is conducted to determine if the tissue is safe for transplantation. The tissue is shaped into its final form, then sterilized through one of RTI’s proprietary tissue sterilization processes before being distributed to surgeons worldwide.

via An issue of tissue | Evolution Online.