200 new jobs: Community Tissue Services is about to double in size

A groundbreaking for the expansion that will double the size of the Community Tissue Services Center — an expansion that will also create more than 200 new jobs — happens today.

A 132,000-square-foot expansion for the Center for Tissue, Innovation and Research in the Miami Valley Research Park will more than double the organization’s footprint and will house 16 new clean rooms for additional processing, distribution and supply chain management.

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The facility is the main processing center of the Community Tissue Services network across the United States.

“The addition of this new facility will further our mission of providing lifesaving and life-enhancing tissue grafts for transplantation to patients and medical professionals across the country and around the world,” David Smith, the center’s chief executive, said in a release.

Center leaders say the center is one of the largest providers of tissue allografts, distributing more than 600,000 tissue allografts in 2017. It’s also the largest nonprofit provider of skin grafts for burn patients, they say.

The expansion is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

The expansion will create more than 200 jobs and will allow the center to expand services to medical professionals worldwide.

Most of new jobs will be in manufacturing and support fields.

Community Tissue Services operates regional tissue centers in California, Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Ohio, and two satellite offices in Idaho and Oregon.

In 2017, Community Tissue Services distributed more than 600,000 tissue grafts to 5,000 hospitals, surgeons and surgery centers.

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