FALL RIVER, Mass., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced today that the company will provide freezer storage and cold chain distribution services for customers' biologic products from the Memphis, TN, facility. Millstone Medical's Memphis operation is already a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) registered and state licensed human tissue bank, authorized to store and distribute human tissue and bone products. In 2012, Millstone will offer cold chain product management services to answer a growing need for customers to be able to document validated cold chain integrity and compliance for their biologic product shipments. Millstone, outsource partner to the nation's top orthopedic companies, is the fast-growing provider of advanced inspection, clean room packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to medical and dental device manufacturers worldwide.
To meet customer demand, Millstone Medical purchased ThermoFischer freezers capable of maintaining temperatures as low as -80 Celsius. The freezers are currently undergoing validation procedures and are expected to be operational by the end of the year. The top-of-the-line freezers will be located in Memphis as an extension of the existing ambient tissue service.
"Millstone is committed to investing in equipment, services, and personnel in order to meet the needs of our customers," said Chris Ramsden, Millstone Chief Executive Officer. "Our customers are under increasing pressure to consolidate supply chains and use expert outsourcing partners to deliver services of the highest quality. Our addition of the cold chain and distribution service is designed to help our customers achieve efficiencies and compliance without compromising quality."
About Millstone Medical Outsourcing
Millstone Medical Outsourcing is a leading provider of customized outsourcing solutions to the medical device industry. With a client roster of over 50 prominent companies in the orthopedic sector alone, including nine of the top ten, Millstone delivers superior quality service, unparalleled expertise, and guaranteed ROI. The company offers advanced inspection, sterile and non-sterile packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to device and product manufacturers worldwide. Millstone is privately-held and operates state-of-the-art facilities in Fall River, MA, and Memphis, TN. The company is FDA registered and ISO certified by BSI, Inc. to ISO 13485: 2003. For more information, please visit www.millstonemedical.com.
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