Sources

Companies/institutions with referenced products
1. Organogenesis (Canton, MA)
2. VitaGen (La Jolla, CA)
3. Circe Biomedical (Lexington, MA)
4. Advanced Tissue Sciences (La Jolla, CA)
5. LifeCell (The Woodlands, TX)
6. Genzyme Tissue Repair (Cambridge, MA)
7. ABIOMED (Danvers, MA)
8. BioHybrid Technologies, Inc. (Shrewsbury, MA)
9. Novocell Co. (Irvine, CA)
10. Reprogenesis, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
11. ReGen Biologics Inc. (Redwood City, CA)
12. Atrix Laboratories Inc. (Fort Collins, CO)
13. Creative Biomolecules Inc. (Hopkinton, MA)
14. LIFE (c/o Michael Sefton, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario)
15. CryoLife, Inc. (Kennesaw, GA)
16. American Medical Systems, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
17. ETEX Corporation (Cambridge, MA)
18. Advanced Bionics Corp. (Sylmar, CA)
19. McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, (Pittsburgh, PA)
20. David Humes, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)


Background reading
"Engineering body parts from scratch," by Richard Saltus. The Boston Globe, 11/15/99.
"Spare parts: Bioengineers foresee a time when you can grow your own organs," by Josie Glausiusz. Discover, August 1999.
"How to build a body part," by Josh Fischman, Time, 3/1/99.
"The new cellular industry: Tissue engineers refocus their efforts on building simple body parts," by Paul Jacobs. Los Angeles Times, 1/11/99.
"Biotech bodies," by Catherine Arnst. Business Week, 7/27/98.
"The latest from the labs: human skin," by Catherine Arnst. Business Week, 5/18/98.
"Replacement parts," by Geoffrey Cowley. Newsweek, 1/27/97.



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