First published in June 2017, Tissue Times is AATB’s e-newsletter, designed specifically for members to keep them up to date on the Association’s activities. Select articles from Tissue Times are featured on this page.
Tissue Policy Group (TPG) Update
Published on: August 01, 2019
On June 18, key AATB representatives held a conference call with Dr. Peter Marks, the Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). During that one-hour conversation, topics included recent changes to the electronic HCT/P establishment registration (eHCTERS) system, ongoing discussions regarding the 36-month discretionary period, and concerns regarding the potential for the FDA to change the regulatory status of human acellular dermal matrixes (ADMs) for breast reconstruction.
12 Years of a Lifesaving Mission
Published on: June 06, 2019
AATB Vice President & Chief Science Officer, Roman Hitchev, MD, returned to the AATB home office last month after completing a successful pediatric scoliosis surgery mission trip in his home country of Bulgaria. Dr. Hitchev regularly participates in these trips as part of a charitable program that he co-founded in 2007. This year marks the 12-year anniversary of that program, the Euro-Atlantic Transplant Alliance (EATA)-Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Mission. The Mission was founded with the intent to provide surgical care to disadvantaged children with advanced spinal deformities in Bulgaria.