Our Mission

Tissue Source serves communities that strive to bring hope, healing and improved quality of life through innovation and education. Accordingly, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality tissues and animals for use by the medical device, biomedical research and development, and scientific education communities.

Our Values

Tissue Source is proud and yet humbled that our products, our commitments and our actions hold the power to affect the health and prosperity of the individuals and communities we touch. We are committed to:

  • Integrity – Our interactions are based in honesty and fairness, while safeguarding confidentiality and privacy
  • Environmental Stewardship - To responsibly use and protect the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices, while at the same time being diligent to minimize and as possible, eliminate any potentially negative environmental impact from our operations.  These include things we care about due to the human aspects, such as noise, odor and occupational exposures, laws and regulations, and responding to any community concerns in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Quality – To meet and exceed the requirements of our customers. We are committed to continually evaluating our performance against established standards, striving to improve our products and processes continually.
  • Respect – Regardless of whether a customer, a vendor or an employee, we recognize and appreciate the value they bring individually or collectively.
  • Teamwork – The whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts.


To be the vendor of choice for our clients with the quality and value we provide.


To be recognized as the developer of the industry’s best practices through our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.





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