MTF Signs Purchasing Agreement with Premier

Edison, NJ, January 2015

The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) Wound Care division announced today the signing of a group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. The agreement will allow Premier alliance members access to MTF Wound Care’s innovative product line, including Allopatch Pliable Allograft Dermal Matrix, and Amnioband Allograft Placental Matrix.

MTF Wound care is a division of MTF. The non-profit is the nation’s leading tissue bank supplying specialty donated human tissue to orthopedics, spine, plastic surgery, general surgery, sports medicine, and beyond. Founded and run by physicians over 25 years ago, MTF maintains strict standards for donor recovery criteria and tissue processing. With over 100,000 donors recovered and over six million grafts distributed since its founding, MTF has maintained an exemplary reputation for safety and quality.

“This is an exciting partnership for us,” said Kim Rounds, Vice President of MTF Wound Care. “We can now bring innovative and healing wound care solutions to Premier’s patients and surgeons—and help them conquer chronic and acute wounds.”

MTF Wound Care will initially offer two tissue forms: AmnioBandTM Allograft Placental Matrix, a dehydrated placental membrane; and AlloPatchTM Allograft Dermal Matrix Pliable, an acellular human dermal (skin) graft. Both will be available in January 2015.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), treating chronic wounds is a growing concern, fueled by increasing costs, an aging population and a sharp rise in such conditions as obesity and diabetes. NIH reports that in the United States alone, more than $25 billion is spent annually to treat chronic wounds.

Given the mounting concern, MTF Wound Care is dedicated to developing highly advanced, safe, clinically based and cost-effective wound care solutions that work in concert with the body’s natural healing process.

To learn more about MTF Wound Care, contact Kim Rounds, Vice President, MTF Wound Care at kim_rounds@mtf.org.

MTF Wound Care is a division of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Edison, NJ. MTF is a national consortium comprised of leading organ procurement organizations, tissue recovery organizations and academic medical institutions. For more information, visit www.mtf.org