LifeCell Corporation

Develops and markets biologic products for the repair or replacement of damaged or inadequate tissues.

Rapidly growing tissue regeneration company

LifeCell was headquartered in New Jersey and traded on the NASDAQ under symbol LIFC. The Company develops tissue-based products for use in reconstructive, orthopedic and urogynecologic surgical procedures to repair soft tissue defects. LifeCell’s technology produces a regenerative tissue matrix that creates a biological framework for organizing the same tissue regeneration process that the body undergoes to repair worn or damaged tissue. Leading products include AlloDerm and Strattice. Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) acquired LifeCell for $1.7 Billion in cash in 2008.

  • Branchburg, NJ

  • Contact:
    Marty Sutter
  • Acquisition
  • Acquired by: Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
  • Exit date: April 07, 2008

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