Help promote our vision and mission to ensure safe, ethical, and respectful tissue banking practices.
Who Can Become an Affiliate Member?
AATB affiliate membership is open to any company or organization that shares AATB's vision, but is not eligible for AATB accreditation.
What’s Expected of Affiliate Members?
AATB and affiliate organizations work together to promote and encourage the appropriate practices of tissue banking as stated in the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking.
Current AATB Affiliate Members
Biocut Systems is an engineering leader for the bioscience industry specializing in regenerative medicine and is committed to honoring and maximizing the donated gift of life. Their primary focus is helping streamline production in a safe, sterile, and efficient manner by providing bio-format presses, biologic cutting dies, and soft and hard tissue processing equipment. They collaborate with leading bioscience industry companies to assess current market needs and requirements and then develop products that deliver new technology and unparalleled performance levels.
BIOLOGOS is an ISO13485:2016 & GMP certified manufacturer and distributor of sterile-filtered sera, reagents, and cell culture media. Based in the Chicago area, they have over four decades of experience servicing industry leaders in the tissue processing, animal health vaccine, and pharmaceutical space. They are committed to providing the highest quality solutions and resources to support the global advancement of health and wellness.
ECL2/Q-Pulse is the US provider of Q-Pulse, a highly configurable Quality Management Software. Multi-Module integration (Documents, CA/PA, Audits, Assets, Suppliers, Customers.)
Exsurco Medical engineers high precision products for both the healthcare and tissue bank professionals. Their products allow these professionals to work with ease, efficiency, and compassion. They are dedicated to working together with this community of professionals who are advancing the healing power of skin to patients who need it the most. Their mission is to redefine excision science across the continuum of care through delivery and advancements in clinical solutions, strategic healthcare partnerships, and strong customer knowledge. They are committed to improving patient lives and outcomes by advancing innovation, product development, and the marketing of medical devices for healthcare professionals in the surgical and tissue bank markets.
As one of the fastest-growing packaging companies in 2020, Instant Systems continues its decades-long tradition of providing high-quality packaging systems designed to solve the challenges facing the Human Tissue Banking and Cell Therapy markets today. Using the widest range of materials, manufacturing technologies, and sterilization methods, Instant Systems provides the most trusted packaging systems for an entire range of HCT/Ps. Instant Systems offers unparalleled and complete customer support, offering concept development, testing/validation, kitting/sterilization, and inventory management/distribution services.
JRF Ortho specializes in providing orthopedic surgeons with the highest viability, most widely available cartilage solutions in the industry, helping patients regain movement and improve their quality of life. Their approach maximizes tissue safety and availability for elective procedures. Through innovation and commitment to clinical results and positive outcomes, JRF Ortho is redefining the standard for allograft joint repair and maximizing the gift of donation.
Lifecycle Biotechnologies is a global manufacturer and distributor of custom and semi-custom aqueous reagents, chemicals, and medias, as well as medical-grade plastic products to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, medical device, biologics, diagnostics, cellular agriculture, and cell- and tissue-based product manufacturers. Their products are manufactured and distributed out of multiple FDA site registered locations around the United States. Lifecycle’s products aren’t used to diagnose, treat, or cure patients, but without their contribution, none of this would be possible. Lifecycle Biotechnologies honors the gift of donation and is honored to play a role in it.
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, IL, the company offers 550,000 medical devices and support services through more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. Medline's leading products include kitting, custom surgical procedure trays, medical/surgical products, and head-to-toe PPE.
Ossium Health™ is recovering and cryopreserving bone marrow from deceased organ and tissue donors to build the first global bone marrow bank. This bank will meet unmet needs in conventional bone marrow transplants for cancer therapies as well as improve the transplantation of other organs and limbs.
QualTex Laboratories is a full-service laboratory that screens millions of donor specimens for infectious agents each year for blood and tissue banks, plasma centers, and biotechnology companies locally and across the globe. QualTex is FDA & ISO registered, CLIA certified, and is an approved/accredited testing facility by multiple companies and health ministries worldwide.
Whether being sent out for research or used as allografts such as skin and bone grafts, heart valves or corneal grafts — human tissue shipments will vary greatly in size, weight, and temperature sensitivity. Working with key tissue processors and recovery organizations, Quick understands the challenges of delivering these life-saving and life-enhancing shipments. That's why they assess all aspects of your specific shipping needs, from the appropriate packaging and temperature requirements to optimized routing to meet your deadlines. They set up a comprehensive, detailed logistics operating procedure in advance to ensure the safety and integrity of every tissue shipment. A medical desk supported by healthcare logistics experts with the longest tenure in the industry is available 24/7/365 to support your worldwide critical shipping needs.
ShipCritical/Airways Freight provides door-to-door transportation of anatomical specimens, medical equipment, and events shipments. Their Anatomical & Events Logistics teams are specifically trained to handle the unique sensitivities and circumstances that arise for these types of shipments. Their team is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to perform and accomplish your worldwide logistics needs and goals.
Steri-Tek is a high-volume E-beam/X-ray contract sterilizer and R&D innovation center serving the medical device, biotech, tissue product, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Particularly with sensitive materials, Steri-Tek has developed a proprietary system for optimizing E-beam/X-Ray sterilization of drugs/biologics, allograft/xenograft tissue product, combination device, and other complex products. With a flagship location in Fremont, CA, Steri-Tek is currently building a brand new 100,000 sq. ft. high volume E-beam/X-ray facility in Lewisville (Dallas) slated to open March 2022 with plans in development for additional locations.
Specializing in door-to-door transportation of live research animals, human and animal tissues, organ transplants, and pharmaceuticals. They are staffed with transportation experts in the animal, airline, and tissue fields. Same-day and next-day transport options are available. They will work with you to make sure you can continue your important business with the most minimal transport cost possible.
VRL Eurofins is committed to servicing the transplant community with multiple regional high complexity testing laboratories. Each laboratory is focused and equipped to perform donor eligibility testing for both STAT and routine testing, utilizing state-of-the-art technology with FDA-licensed test kits and reagents. All of their laboratories are staffed with a dedicated and professional team of laboratory technologists and support staff. Additionally, each laboratory is equipped with multiple and redundant systems to ensure the timely delivery of test results. In addition to donor eligibility testing, They offer high complexity pre-processing, in-process and final product USP microbiology and immunogenetic HLA testing. VRL Eurofins maintains the highest quality standards, including the following licenses and registrations: CLIA, FDA 21CFR 1271, German Health Authority, Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration GMP, and state licenses where required.
Affiliate Member Benefits
As an affiliate member, you'll enjoy engagement opportunities and access to AATB leadership and members, year-round visibility and brand awareness, and discounts and opportunities strictly for Affiliate Members.
All AATB affiliate members receive a diverse range of year-round benefits and recognition, including:
Engagement and Access
- Complimentary Individual Membership for five employees. These individual members are non-voting Affiliate Member Representatives (AMRs).
- AMRs are eligible to receive the member rate on registrations for AATB-hosted webinars.
- AMRs can join an AATB council and/or committee(s) to network with other industry leaders and drive change within our industry.
Visibility and Brand Awareness
- Presence on the AATB website (www.aatb.org), including company name, link to company website, and 100-word company description on the AATB affiliate membership page for the duration of your membership.
- New affiliate member announcement in AATB News Brief email newsletter (one time).
- Periodic recognition on AATB social media.
- Opportunity to promote and leverage affiliation with AATB by displaying an AATB Affiliate Membership logo on your website and in your email signature.
AATB Annual Meeting
- AMRs are eligible to receive the member rate on registrations for the AATB Annual Meeting.
- Eligible to receive priority registration and a discounted rate on meeting sponsorship opportunities.
- Eligible to receive priority registration and a discounted rate on exhibit space.
- Affiliate member recognition on signage in a high-traffic area of the host hotel.