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Posted on October 16th, 2009

Community Tissue Services Breaks Ground

Dayton, OH - Community Tissue Services (CTS) announces the September 30th groundbreaking ceremony for its new state-of-the-art tissue processing and distribution facility in Miami Valley Research Park, Kettering, Ohio. This 90,000 square-foot facility will be the sole processing center of the entire CTS network throughout the United States, and house the functions of tissue processing, marketing, distribution, and research and development.

"This is a remarkable time in the history of CTS," said Dr. David Smith, CEO. "The addition of this new facility will further our mission of providing tissue grafts to the patients who need them, and to the medical professionals who expect both quality and ample supply in order to meet a growing worldwide demand for tissue grafts."

The addition of this facility will position CTS to be on the forefront of new graft development and biotechnology, and will further the organization's commitment to meeting the growing worldwide demand for quality tissue grafts. The full-service, fully equipped facility has allocated significant space for greater tissue processing capacity including the production of specialty grafts, and a state-of-the-art research and development lab which will use advanced equipment and an expert staff to expand tissue biomechanics and biomaterials technology.

Located in Miami Valley Research Park, CTS will join such prominent research partners as Wright Patterson Air Force Base and others, giving the opportunity to develop new relationships and work in a collaborative technology effort down the road. CTS will continue working with its founding organization, Community Blood Center, with blood services operations and administrative functions for both organizations still housed at the downtown Dayton headquarters. Upon opening of the center about 150 jobs will move to the new processing center in Kettering. Equally significant to the Dayton community is the expectation that in the next five years up to 100 additional employees will be hired to keep pace with the anticipated requests from medical professionals worldwide.

The estimated time for completion of the new CTS facility is the first quarter of 2011. "We are moving toward an aggressive goal in order to positively impact thousands of more lives. People need us and we are here to respond," said Smith. "It is our mission, passion and commitment that will advance CTS to a new level of technology and exceed expectations on every level of the tissue banking process."

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CTS is a nonprofit quality, ethical provider of services to recipients, donor families, medical communities, and community partners through the respectful recovery, processing and distribution of tissue grafts. CTS, an accredited member of the American Association of Tissue Bands, is one of the largest tissue bands in the United States and operates regional offices in California, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Pensylvania, Oregon and Ohio, and two satellite offices in Idaho and Oregon. In 2008, CTS distributed more than 125,000 tissue grafts to 2,000 hospitals, physicians and surgeons.

For more information on CTS, visit www.communitytissue.org or call 937-461-3364.

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