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OSTEOTECH RECEIVES U.S. PATENT FOR A UNIQUE COATING FOR IMPLANTS

    OSTEOTECH RECEIVES U.S. PATENT FOR A UNIQUE COATING FOR IMPLANTS
    SHREWSBURY, N.J., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Osteotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTE) announced today that the U.S. patent and trademark office has awarded the company U.S. patent No. 5,061,286 for technologies relating to the coating of non-absorbable osteoprosthetic implants.  The coatings are derived from demineralized bone parties, a biomaterial that is recognized to stimulate the formation of new bone. The coatings may improve the ability of the patients' bone to grow into implanted artificial hips, knees and other devices.  The patent is a result of the company's research and development activities in the field of bone healing.  Further research is required to assess the clinical utility of the technology.
    Osteotech is the leading processor of human bone and bone connective tissue for transplantation, and an innovator in the development of tissue related biomaterials and pharmaceutical delivery systems for musculoskeletal surgery.
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    /CONTACT:  Michael J. Jeffries of Osteotech, 908-542-2800/
    (OSTE) CO:  Osteotech, Inc. ST:  New Jersey IN:  MTC SU: TS-OS -- NY016 -- 2902 11/11/91 09:20 EST
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