Scientists in factory harvesting and packaging parts

Harvesting, Processing & Packaging

Our customized solutions include: 

Customer-focused harvesting. Timing and technique of source-animal harvesting can be an important variable in meeting life science specifications. We’ll work closely with you to customize harvesting practices to minimize your need for additional processing. We’re committed to adding value that reduces your overhead and investment. 

Process to specifications. We provide you materials in the condition that optimizes your efficiency. Procurement specialists at our harvest sites work in controlled medical material rooms to extract, trim and assemble materials precisely to client specification. 

Materials can then be processed to meet highly specific SOP requirements, including: 

Bioburden reduction 
Material debridement 
Arterial/vein preservation related to organs 
Washing/rinsing processes 
Viral inactivation 
Tissue layer separation 
Tensile strength testing 
Tissue and organ sizing 
Lot separation and tracking 

All medical material room personnel are trained in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and follow SSR Lifescience’s own rigorous quality and product safety protocols. 

Temperature control and preservation. From harvesting to delivery, we control temperature and other preservation requirements to optimize our materials and comply with your specifications. This begins with initial cooling of materials immediately after harvesting in ice- chilled saline baths or with CO2, and subsequent processing in refrigerated environments. Processed materials are frozen to your specifications. Our experience includes freezing to temperatures as low as -80°F. 

Custom packaging and on-time delivery. We’re experts in packaging our materials to maintain target temperature and tissue integrity during shipping. To ensure on-time delivery, the SSR team designs a work process in accordance with each customer’s SOP that incorporates every step from harvest to shipment. Depending on the need, our overnight delivery solutions may include FedEx, UPS, LTL (less than truckload) or customer pick-up programs. We communicate with customers when orders are shipped and follow through to ensure materials are received on-time and in proper condition.