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Transplanting Tissue: Safety on the Public Radar Screen

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Blood safety has been on the public radar screen for more than a decade, and the focus of vast amounts of financial and human resources. But the infectious disease risks associated with tissue transplants are only now receiving widespread attention because of the troubles of CryoLife Inc. While the publicity and lack of government oversight may frighten people in the near-term, it also provides opportunities for companies to make changes that improve tissue safety.

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