Friday December 6, 2013 0 commentsCENTENNIAL - AlloSource, one of the nation's largest nonprofit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, has been awarded a patent for its proprietary tissue cleaning and disinfecting system called AlloTrue, the company announced.
The patent is the sixth in a family of patents protecting AlloSource's AlloTrue process and method, the company said.
AlloSource said AlloTrue is an innovative tissue cleaning and disinfecting system that uses rotation, coupled with sonication, to effectively reduce bacteria.
The technology works by exposing allografts to a variety of cleaning solutions inside a fully automated, closed, rotating canister. In addition to bacteria, the system also removes the marrow and lipids that can lead to allograft discoloration, AlloSource said.
"Garnering not one but an entire group of patents surrounding the AlloTrue system has been a lengthy process but an important and highly valuable one due to the unique and pioneering nature of AlloTrue," said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource president and CEO.
"This exclusive method of cleaning transplantable tissues allows us to maximize each gift of life donated by generous tissue donors and their families."