LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tissue Source, a leading supplier of porcine tissues used in medical products based in Lafayette, IN, is part of a new public-private Manufacturing USA initiative, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI). Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, ARMI brings together nearly 100 partner organizations from industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs.
Approximately $80 million from the federal government will be combined with more than $200 million in cost share to support the development of tissue and organ manufacturing capabilities. As part of continuing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and incentivize companies to invest in new technology development in the United States, ARMI will lead the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB) Manufacturing USA Institute on behalf of the Department of Defense.
Sherry Ziobro, founder and CEO of Tissue Source, was introduced to the ARMI community while attending a TERMIS meeting. "I knew instantly we needed to become a part of the ARMI community," she stated. "The long-term benefit of the partners' collaborative efforts will be immeasurable in moving the science of regenerative medicine forward, while at the same time each individual organization stands to gain so much from the collective expertise of the group."
Under the umbrella of Manufacturing USA, a public-private network that invests in the development of world-leading manufacturing technologies, ARMI will work to integrate and organize tissue bio-fabrication technology to better position the US relative to global competition. ARMI's efforts are supported by forty-seven industrial partners, twenty-six academic and academically affiliated partners, and fourteen government and nonprofit partners.
About Tissue Source
Tissue Source LLC is a privately-held, woman-owned business headquartered in Lafayette, IN For over 10 years, Tissue Source has supplied porcine tissues and organs to medical device, biologic, pharmaceutical, biomedical research and development, and academic communities. For more information, please visit www.tissue-source.com.
The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), headquartered in Manchester, NH, is the 12th Manufacturing USA Institute. It brings together nearly 100 partners from across industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs. For more information, please visit www.ARMIUSA.org.
SOURCE Tissue Source LLC