TheraCell and AlloSource Announce Issuance of Patent for Bone Fiber Technology
Northridge, Calif. and Centennial, Colo. — Oct. 25, 2016 — TheraCell, a regenerative medicine company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will issue TheraCell a patent for its demineralized bone fiber (DBF™) technology. The addition of this patent expands TheraCell’s patent portfolio, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovation and leadership in the orthopedic allograft industry.
TheraCell’s DBF technology is incorporated into two new innovative demineralized cortical fiber allografts, AlloFuse® Cortical Fibers and AlloFuse® Fiber Boats, provided by AlloSource®, one of the nation’s largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts. AlloFuse Cortical Fibers and AlloFuse Fiber Boats can be used in a variety of spine and orthopedic procedures. Both products consist of 100 percent demineralized cortical bone and provide exceptional handling characteristics for bone fusion procedures.
“We are tremendously pleased that the USPTO has notified us of the issuance of this patent for our DBF technology. Our technology for fibers with highly controlled geometry allows us exceptional capabilities for developing a broad range of products. We are intently focused on providing disruptive products for bone healing and other indications,” said TheraCell Chief Science Officer, Nelson Scarborough, Ph.D.
“Collaborating with TheraCell provides a great opportunity for us to incorporate this new technology into our AlloFuse product portfolio,” said AlloSource Chief Commercial Officer, Kerr Holbrook. “We are seeing a shift to fiber-based allografts and are proud to offer this solution to our surgeons and their patients.”
AlloSource is one of the largest nonprofit cellular and tissue networks in the country, offering more than 200 types of precise cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts to advance patient healing. For more than 20 years, AlloSource’s products have bridged the proven science of allografts with the advanced technology of cells, offering life-saving and life-enhancing possibilities in spine, sports medicine, foot and ankle, orthopedic, reconstructive, trauma and wound care procedures. As the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts, fresh cartilage tissue for joint repair and skin allografts to help heal severe burns, AlloSource delivers unparalleled expertise and service to its growing network of surgeons, partners, and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit allosource.org or our educational website, allograftpossibilities.org.
About TheraCell, Inc.
TheraCell, Inc. is a regenerative medicine company developing the next generation of advanced technologies for tissue repair for both the human and veterinary markets. TheraCell has three synergistic technology platforms. The first of these is a proprietary process for making demineralized bone fibers (DBF™). The second platform is an oxygenation technology. Oxygenation leads to improved tissue regeneration. The third technology platform is a point of care stem cell isolation and purification system. Founded in 2008, the firm is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices, laboratories and production facilities in Littleton, MA. www.theracellinc.com. DBF™ is a trademark of TheraCell, Inc.