tissue bank


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tissue bank

repository for human tissue intended for clinical or research purposes.
See also: bank.

tissue bank

a facility for storing and maintaining a collection of tissues for future use in transplants.

tissue bank

A repository of cadaveric tissues destined for transplantation; banked tissues include arteries, BM, cartilage, cornea, dura mater, fascia, heart valves, pericardium, semen, skin, tendons, veins. See LifeNet case.

tis·sue bank

(tishū bangk)
Repository for human tissue intended for clinical or research purposes.
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After the tissue bank was shaken by scandals, the Bishop himself had given up on it.
The cardiopulmonary patch, the only nonmusculoskeletal tissue distributed, had been treated with antibiotics by the tissue bank according to protocol and was implanted by a health-care facility in Massachusetts on September 26.
If someone goes into hospital with colorectal cancer and has the tumour removed in surgery, it goes to the pathologist to check that it has all been removed and then into waste, but we are requesting that it goes to the tissue bank instead," added Dr Steele.
To support the business, two key executives from the human tissue bank sector, Jacki Trafford and Dr Shaun Kingston, have joined Abcellute to drive the new Abcellute Tissue Bank service forward.
If a deal is signed, it will place Regen Med head and shoulders above other tissue banks in Canada.
Art Mellor, president of the Accelerated Cure Project, noted, "What we do at blood banks requires a different skill set from what experts do at brain tissue banks.
When regulators complain that "you can start a tissue bank in a garage," they're talking about places like AGR.
By expressly deeming such activities to constitute a service, the legislature must have intended a tissue bank to be immune from strict liability.
Among the specimens in the tissue bank are 20 to 30 brains taken from individuals whose deaths were subject to inquests 10-20 years ago.
Though roughly 650,000 soft-tissue transplants are performed annually, federal oversight and quality control of tissue banks and human tissue processing firms leaves something to be desired.
A tissue bank could lose its accreditation if it fails to meet the requirements.
First it is screened via standard tissue bank testing.