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Organogenesis Inc. Sponsors Wound Healing Exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science
CANTON, Mass. ‐ July 5, 2017 – Organogenesis Inc., a global leader in advanced wound care innovation and technologies, announced today it will be a 2017 sponsor of the International Museum of Surgical Science’s exhibition on the history and future of wound healing sciences. Under the direction of lead scientific adviser William J. Ennis, DO, MBA, Section Chief of Wound Healing & Tissue Repair at University of Illinois Health, the exhibit, titled “Wound Healing: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Technology” details the history of wound healing from ancient times to modern day and features various artifacts ranging from classical medical materials to modern-day biotechnology innovations.
“We are pleased to support an exhibit that increases the public’s understanding of the evolution of wound care and the modern-day therapies that bring hope and healing to so many,” said Gary S. Gillheeney, Sr., President and CEO of Organogenesis. “As we continue to innovate, it’s important to appreciate tradition and the hundreds of years of research that contributed to the development of today’s ground-breaking wound care technologies.”
The International Museum of Surgical Science is a division of the International College of Surgeons that seeks to enhance the public’s understanding of surgery and related subjects in health and medicine. Through this partnership, Organogenesis hopes to continue to educate the public about advanced wound care therapies and their use in treating both acute wounds and chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.
“This exhibit is intended to illuminate the current state of advanced wound healing practices and the rich history of wound healing, from prehistoric times to the present,” added Gillheeney. “We are pleased to support this endeavor to chronicle the history of the quest to remedy one of humankind’s oldest medical conditions.”
The exhibit is housed in the Eleanor Robinson Countiss House, a historic landmark mansion on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive that is celebrating its Centennial in 2017. The exhibit will remain on display through 2018.
Headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, Organogenesis Inc. is a global leader in regenerative medicine, offering a portfolio of bioactive and acellular biomaterials products in advanced wound care and surgical biologics, including orthopedics and spine. Organogenesis’ versatile portfolio is designed to treat a variety of patients with repair and regenerative needs. For more information, visit www.organogenesis.com.
About The International Museum of Surgical Science
The International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS) is the only museum in North America entirely dedicated to the art and science of surgery. The Museum opened to the public in 1954 as a division of the International College of Surgeons with the mission of enriching the lives of its visitors by enhancing their appreciation and understanding of surgery and related subjects in health and medicine. Housed in an historic landmark mansion on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, the Museum’s four floors of exhibitions interpret the ancient and modern healing traditions of Eastern and Western civilizations, from acupuncture to the x-ray.