All About Birth Tissue

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All About Birth Tissue

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Presentation 1

Presentation Summary:

As birth tissue has evolved expeditiously in the donation community, changes, revisions, and updates have mirrored this pace. During this session, we will review critical changes in standards, regulations and general practices concerning birth tissue.

Regulatory Overview & Development

 

Speaker: TBD
Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Presentation 2

Presentation Summary:

Uses and applications for birth tissue continue to rapidly expand. During this session, we will review breakthrough research and advancements in clinical application and utilization of birth tissue.

Dr. Namin

Dr. Namin

Dr. Namin is the Vice President of Research and Development for UMTB Biomedical, Inc. She is responsible for leading product development of all cell and tissue-based products for the company. In addition, Dr. Namin is an important member of the commercialization team. Her main interest is the development of regenerative therapies focused around amniotic derived tissue products. As such, Dr. Namin has played an integral role in developing and commercializing the company’s amniotic tissue offerings. Dr. Namin received her bachelors and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University. She also received an MBA and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami. During her studies, Dr. Namin spent several years working in many different facets of the tissue engineering realm, with a focus on the commercialization of cell and tissue-based products. She has multiple publications and patents for her work on the development of these therapies. She is currently an active member of the Scientific & Technical Affairs Committee (STAC) for the American Association of Tissue Banks.

New Trends in Clinical Application

 

Speaker: Shabnam M. Namin, PhD, MBA, CTBS
Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Presentation 3

Presentation Summary:

Quality is quality, but there are different considerations for quality assurance in living donation. During this session, we will review the development and launch of birth tissue quality assurance programs.

Quality Thinking in Living Donation

 

Speakers: Anna Tirrell, CTBS and Faith Case, CTBS
Date: November 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Anna Tirrell

Anna Tirrell

Anna Tirrell is the Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her tissue banking career more than ten years ago processing amniotic membrane allografts. Since then, she has expanded her roles and responsibilities to include successfully guiding 510k medical device clearance, CE mark, and quality system design. She has extensive experience with FDA and ISO, quality system build-up, and industry knowledge. She is an AATB Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and serves the Association as a member of the Standards Committee, Program Committee and the Quality Council. Anna is dedicated to, and passionate about, educating others about the benefits of human tissue donation.

Faith Case

Faith Case

Faith Case has served in the tissue bank industry for the past ten years, with a primary focus on quality systems. She is the Director of Quality Assurance, Risk & Safety at Regenerative Biologics, Inc. (formerly known as Southeast Tissue Alliance, SETA), a tissue recovery and acquisition agency in Gainesville, Florida. Faith has committed her career to continuous improvement by challenging the fundamental quality of people, processes, and products to achieve superior performance outcomes. She advocates creating cultures that promote continuous learning and process improvement. Recognizing and honoring the gift of donation, Faith is committed to maintaining the integrity of donors and raising awareness of the importance and benefit of donation.