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Company Profile and History

Bone SA was established in 1994 and specialise in the marketing and distribution of human bone and tissue allograft to the medical community in South Africa and SADC regions.
The company was registered as a Public Benefit Organisation by the South African South African Revenue Services in terms of section 30 of the income Tax Act, and complies with the National Health Act of 61 of 2003.
The company is fully ISO 9001:2008 accredited and is a signatory to the SAMED code of ethical conduct, giving customers and business partners complete assurance of world class standards of service and governance.

The Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) of Bone SA stipulates that this company has as its primary objectives:
•     The promotion of the interests of people disabled by disease or injury, through the processing and distribution of bone and tissue related products   
•     To provide competitively priced and relevant services to our customers
•     To utilise the income generated from the sale of bone related products to further the main objectives of the company
•     To strive towards continuous improvement of current protocols and products in order to optimize the quality and effectiveness of the donated
       bone and related soft tissue allografts

Bone SA’s employees, directors and associates have been serving the South African Community since 1994, by connecting bone tissue donors with recipients in conformance with our founding statements.  
Bone SA is committed to operate with the highest ethical standards. Bone SA Code of Ethics sets forth the standards of Integrity, Reliability, Innovation and Excellent Service and quality products and we conduct our operations according to these values. It applies to all directors, managers and employees.
Bone SA lives these values, with pride and humility. We love what we do. Above all we care.
Click here to see our ethics code.

We continuously invest service excellence and have invested extensive resources in our corporate logistics infrastructure and information technology to ensure consistently excellent and reliable service delivery to customers.

History
Bone SA has over the years invented several new protocols and products.
We view this as a way of applying our expertise and resources out of a deep respect for the benevolent intentions of donors. The intended outcome is to benefit and to best serve the needs of our main beneficiaries, the recipients of allograft bone and related soft tissues.
In 2002, following a proposal from Bone SA to the Tshwane University of Technology, the Centre for Tissue Engineering was established.
The aim was to promote and expand the initiative of tissue donation and transplantation in South Africa, through deferential procurement and responsible processing of donated allograft tissues.

Bone SA has over the many years of its existence, sponsored inter-organisational collaborative research projects, teaching staff and undergraduate and postgraduate studying in the field of Tissue Engineering.
We believe this concept of tissue transfer to be a unique example of our common humanity, setting aside our differences in terms of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, language, caste or class.


 
•     Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone which surround the teeth and provide support. As this disease progresses, defects occur and
      support is lost. Untreated, this may lead to the loss of a tooth. Allograft tissue is used to supplement existing bone growth in the damaged
      area and to provide proper support for the tooth.

•     Many patients also require reconstruction. Allograft tissue affords surgeons the opportunity to reconstruct a nose, rebuild a jaw or reinforce a leg.

•     Many patients develop bone loss as a result of injury, joint replacement or arthritis. Allograft tissues allow the surgeon to rebuild this defect as a
      stage to functional rehabilitation.

•     In spinal fusions allograft bone plays an important role in supplementing the patient’s own bone (usually taken from the hip
      area through a surgical intervention) and by making it unnecessary to do a second procedure.
 
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