Blackstone Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BLV) has entered into a letter of intent, subject to receipt of all applicable regulatory and shareholder approvals, to acquire Lattice Biologics Inc.
Based in Scottsdale,Arizona, Lattice is an emerging personalized/precision medicine leader in the field of cellular therapies and tissue engineering, with a focus on bone, skin, and cartilage regeneration. Lattice develops and manufactures biologic products to domestic and international markets.
Lattice’s products are used in a variety of applications, including:
- Enhancing fusion in spine surgery
- Enhancing breast reconstruction post mastectomy for breast cancer patients
- Sports medicine indications, including ACL repair
- Promotion of bone regeneration in foot and ankle surgery
- Promotion of skull healing following neurosurgery
- Enhancing wound repair in burn victims
- Subchondral bone defect repair in knee and other joint surgeries
Lattice is partnered in developing new precision medicine technologies to address widespread unmet clinical needs in cancer treatment. These technologies will provide an invaluable diagnostic service by utilizing patients’ own prostate cancer tumor cells, amplifying them within a human Extracellular Cellular Matrix (ECM) and utilizing proprietary viability markers to test the efficacy of anti-cancer agents.
Lattice’s principal goal is to develop diagnostic treatments capable of assisting physicians in identifying the most effective treatment plans for individuals on a completely personalized basis.
Lattice’s headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing facilities are located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility includes ISO Class 1000 and ISO Class 100 clean rooms, and specialized equipment capable of crafting traditional allografts and precision specialty allografts for various clinical applications. The Lattice team includes highly trained tissue bank specialists, surgical technicians, certified sterile processing and distribution technicians, and CNC operators who maintain the highest standards of aseptic technique throughout each step of the manufacturing process. From donor acceptance to the final packaging and distribution of finished allografts, Lattice Biologics is committed to maintaining the highest standards of allograft quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
Lattice maintains all necessary licensures to process and sell its tissue engineered products within the U.S. and internationally. This includes Certificates to Foreign Governments from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 29 countries, which allow the export of bone, tendon, meniscus, ligament, soft tissue, and cartilage products outside of the U.S.