Open House Gives Special Preview Inside State-of-the-Art Facility
LAS VEGAS – On Friday, November 16, invited community leaders, surgeons, healthcare professionals, and government officials took a glimpse inside Origin Biologics, Nevada’s first-of-its-kind tissue processing facility. Only five short years ago, Nevada Donor Network and Australian Biotechnologies began envisioning a partnered venture in which they could enhance the gift of life through tissue donation. This vision turned reality now takes physical form in a state-of-the-art 22,000-square-foot facility less than a mile from McCarran International Airport. Within these newly constructed walls, Nevada Donor Network will have the opportunity to honor heroic tissue donors, and Australian Biotechnologies able to offer their tissue processing expertise to the U.S.
Origin Biologics Co-founder and Australian Biotechnologies Chief Executive Officer, Simon Berry, explains, “It’s hard to believe that just five years ago, this was only an idea – and now, here we are ready to show the world what Las Vegas can make possible in terms of innovation and medical advancements. We look forward to serving this community and offering the gift of healing to those in need.” Origin Biologics is focused on providing the highest quality musculoskeletal implants, which accelerate and restore biological and mechanical functionality of degenerative, diseased and trauma induced orthopedic and spinal defects.
By establishing a local tissue processing facility, Nevadans in need of these healing gifts will have increased access and expanded options available. “We are making history, and I am honored to be part of it,” says Origin Biologics Co-founder and Nevada Donor Network Chief Operating Officer, Simon Keith. “This new facility brings tremendous opportunity to Nevada. It is something we can all take great pride in, knowing there is now the opportunity for tissue donated by heroic Nevadans to be processed and transplanted right here in Nevada. This is Nevadans serving and saving Nevadans.”
Nevada Donor Network President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe Ferreira, shares, “This joint venture alongside our partners at Australian Biotechnologies in creating Origin Biologics represents our commitment to the heroic donors, courageous families, and more than 2 million Nevadans we passionately serve. We proudly stood alongside many of our biggest hospital and community champions tonight at this open house as history is made, and we wish to thank each and every one for their support. Together, we are making hope, strength, and life possible for more people than ever before.”
The future of tissue processing in the state of Nevada is here, as well as the increased opportunities it brings to our community. As Origin Biologics enters into the arduous FDA regulatory compliance process, the facility will be closed to the public. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks throughout the process as Nevada’s first tissue processing facility gets ready to “go live”, making hope and healing possible for more Nevadans!