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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.

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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.

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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.​

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