making bones

This was provided as an introduction to a financial article. However, it describes an interesting business that has nutrition and adult health implications as well.

Osteotech Is Boning Up For An Aging America

Osteotech, Inc. (OSTE) makes no bones about its business — well, yes, that’s exactly what it does. The company uses donated tissue from deceased humans to make bone products for the orthopedic, neurological, oral/maxillofacial, dental, and general surgery markets around the globe. Its Demineralized Bone Matrix [DBM] products, marketed under the Grafton brand name, fill in bone defects and can induce bones to grow. The firm’s Base Tissue segment makes weight-bearing structures [Graftech] used in spinal fusion procedures. Additionally, Osteotech processes bovine tissue for use as a substitute for bone grafts.