Most human tissue products are derived from cadavers and processed by third-party tissue banks. At BioD, we believe the use of live, healthy donors is a better approach to regenerative medicine. BioD’s placental-derived allografts are recovered from live, healthy donors that we pre-screen during pregnancy and choose based on our stringent donor selection criteria. From aseptic recovery of the tissue at childbirth to timely processing of our allografts, our protocols and procedures have been developed to meet or exceed all applicable industry standards for the use of human cellular and tissue-based products. Our operating entities are registered with the FDA and accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks.
All potential donors are pre-screened during an examination of pre-natal medical records and test results. A comprehensive medical history and behavior risk assessment is obtained from the donor prior to donation incorporating U.S. Public Health Service guidelines. Discussions with the physician and/or the donor mother are conducted to identify circumstances that may lead to the exclusion of the donor or donated tissue.
Our infectious disease screening requirements meet or exceed all FDA requirements.