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UDEM receives distinction as first university with a Cardiovascular Tissue Bank

Author: UDEM

The Health Sciences Division at the Universidad de Monterrey has become the eighth Cardiovascular Tissue Bank nationwide and UDEM is the first university to obtain this distinction bestowed by the Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS – Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks).

Out of a total of 498 Tissue Banks registered with the Centro Nacional de Transplantes (CENATRA – National Center for Transplants), at present only seven Heart Banks operate in the country and one of them has partial registration, just for heart valves.

The other seven banks in the cardiovascular category belong to hospital institutions, which makes UDEM the only educational institution that has received a federal license to operate a cell, tissue, and cardiovascular organ bank from COFEPRIS.