TBF Tissue Engineering Celebrates 20 Years of Clinical Use of the PHOENIX® Cancellous Bone Treatment Process  
9/4/2012 11:58:00 AM

Mions (I-Newswire) August 31, 2012 - TBF Tissue Engineering, a leading provider of orthopedic cancellous bone allografts from live donors only, is celebrating 20 years of sterilizing human allografts through the PHOENIX® process. Since the first clinical use in 1992, there has been no incidence of allograft associated infections from more than the 100,000 grafts implanted.

The PHOENIX® process is a highly advanced technical cleaning process designed and developed by TBF Tissue Engineering, France to sterilize and preserve bone tissue for implantation. The end-product is secured, freeze-dried and packaged for a 5-yr shelf life storage at room temperature. PHOENIX® Products have been duely authorized by the Affsaps - now ANMS - (French MOH authorities) and is fully compliant with most restrictive European directives on Human Tissues. The cancellous bone allografts produced through the PHOENIX® Process are mostly used in dental, orthopedic, spinal, neuro, trauma and oncology surgery.

“Besides, the ethical foundations of working only with live donors, we are extremely proud of our history of PHOENIX®-secured implants, which fully meet our mission statement, ie. guarantee patients and surgeons utmost quality products with maximum safety.” said Dr. Laurence BARNOUIN, General Manager of TBF. “Providing efficient, easy to use and safe products is indeed a top priority for our company.”

Given the obvious benefits in terms of safety (ie. non-contamination) and traceability of working with living donors, in addition to the thoroughness of its cleaning process, TBF has been proud to provide surgeons worldwide a fast, reliable and durable solution for osteoconduction (hence osteoconstruction) since 1992 through its 100% mineralized cancellous-only bone allografts.

About TBF:

TBF Tissue Engineering (also known as Tissue Bank of France) is a well-established innovative biotechnology company, created in 1992, which focuses on advanced Tissue Engineering on human material, exclusively from living donors. TBF is today a leading provider of Secured freeze-dried cancellous bone allografts for bone-void filling and reconstruction. TBF is also an R&D structure working on human tissues (eg. meniscus, ...), a Pharmaceutical establishment manufacturing medicinal cell therapy products (eg. chondrocytes implants), a GMP partner offering CMO services for advanced medicinal therapy products (any development stage).

TBF markets include mainly Orthopaedic, Neuro, Spine, Trauma and Dental surgery.

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