ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN TISSUE BANK
The Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank is a Colorado, 501c3 non-profit corporation, established in 1980. It is governed by a Board of Directors and is an independent tissue processing facility with no affiliation with any other tissue bank.
Our Mission Statement
The Rocky Mountain tissue Bank, a non-profit corporation, organized to develop and produce irradiated allogenic cancellous bone and marrow for human transplantation. This product stimulates bone regeneration in patients with bone loss due to trauma, disease, or genetic malformation and provides a foundation for dental implants. The primary distribution network is through Periodontists, and Oral Surgeons and clinicians specializing in implant dentistry.
The vision of our founder, Dr. William H. Hiatt, was the force behind our creation as a humanitarian organization located in Colorado. His research produced the highest quality and most cost effective bone transplant material that would stimulate rapid, predictable, clinical results.We will focus on these goals and continue to fund research and education through leading dental and surgical clinicians in the United States and abroad.
Our Quality Policy
It is the policy of Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank to meet and exceed our customers requirements by processing the highest quality, safe and efficacious bone grafts with predictable clinical value for guided bone regeneration, and to deliver those grafts to our customers in a timely manner. Further, we will invest in research and development, as resources allow, to develop additional HCT/P products needed by the medical community.
Our Quality System is established and Maintained to ensure compliance with FDA current Good Tissue Practices (cGTP) (21 CFR 1271), the requirement of the American Association of Tissue Banks, “Standard for Tissue Banking”, Health Canada Guidance Documents, Basic Safety Requirements for Human cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation. International Standards of Operation which meet ISO 9001:2008.
William H. Hiatt, DDS
William H. Hiatt, a Periodontist who practiced in Denver, Colorado, from 1946 until his death in 1993, founded Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank. Dr. Hiatt studied with Dr. Balint Orban at Loyola University in 1945 and with Dr. Orban as a Preceptor Periodontics in 1946. Dr. Hiatt was a contributor to Dr. Orban’s “Periodontal Textbook” and published with him in 1960 and 1961.
Among his many honors, Dr. Hiatt served as the President of the American Academy of Periodontology, President of the American Society of Periodontists, and as President of the American Association of Endodontists.
He did research projects with Dr. Robert Schallhorn on bone and marrow grafting in periodontal disease at the University of Colorado Medical Center – Veterans Administration beginning in 1960. It was the efforts from this research that ultimately culminated in Irradiated Allogenic Cancellous Bone and Marrow. Dr. Hiatt published five times with Dr. Schallhorn from 1970 to 1978.