LifeNet Unveils Center of Excellence for Research in San Diego

May 15, 2019 | Biobank, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue, Transplantation

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LifeNet Health unveils state-of-the-art facility to support drug discovery, tissue engineering and translational-research collaboration initiatives. LifeNet Health positions itself as the “leading provider of regenerative medicine solutions.” It touts its new facility as not only a hub for research but also a nexus for hospital and surgeon clients on the West Coast of the United States.

Who is LifeNet Health?

A non-profit global leader in regenerative medicine and the world’s largest provider of allograft bio-implants and organs for transplantation.  Founded in 1982, they have provided transplant solutions, from organ procurement to new innovations to bio-implant technologies and cellular technologies.

San Diego Location

Situated in San Diego, it is strategically located within a vibrant biomedical research coordinator, driving LifeNet Health’s expansion into the field of drug discovery and personalized medicine through its Life Sciences division.

“LifeNet Health’s unique expertise in tissue and cell recovery allows us to be a global catalyst for pioneering advances in life sciences and translational research,” said Rony Thomas, LifeNet Health President and CEO. “Our San Diego presence will not only expand our research capacity, but will also enable important partnerships with clinicians and scientists that will accelerate discoveries and ultimately advance medicine for patients.”

The 10,000-square-foot facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories as well as office space and meeting areas for employees, partners and surgeons. It complements the research capabilities of LifeNet Health’s Institute of Regenerative Medicine in Virginia Beach, Va., and its satellite laboratory in Durham, NC. It will also serve customers along the West Coast by enhancing access to LifeNet Health’s advanced tissue implants. It joins existing distribution facilities in Virginia, Washington state and Austria to give LifeNet Health an unparalleled ability to meet the needs of both clinicians and their patients.

“LifeNet Health’s expansion into southern California is another step in our commitment to ensure that patients have access to the healing solutions they need, regardless of geography or time zone,” said John Herre, MD, chairman of LifeNet Health’s Board of Directors and a cardiologist with Sentara Cardiology Specialists in Norfolk, Va. “Delivering allografts quickly and reliably has become even more vital as LifeNet Health has expanded to serve an ever-growing range of surgical disciplines.”


LifeNet Health manages a number of divisions from Bioimplants, Tissue Services and Transplant Services to the Institute of Regenerative Medicine.


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