Can you lend me a hand? or a foot, or maybe some skin. We all knew it would come to this. Eventually we would start falling apart and we would need a few new body parts. With everyone getting older and people living longer, the tissue trade has grown into a billion dollar industry over the last 10 years. Skin and body parts are getting harder and harder to find and these companies are surging due to incredible demand. It is illegal to sell body parts but “Companies charge fees or “reasonable payments associated with the removal, transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control and storage of a human organ,” according to the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984.” According to an article in the AP. These fees are not cheap and people are making good money on the acquisition and sale of body parts. I think its time I made some money on this as well. No, I’m not going to start going out to hunt for bodies, I’m going to invest in companies like Lifecell (LIFC). They make fake skin. Well its not exactly fake because its generated from real skin. This has led to two things. Incredible demand and profits and limited availability. They are presently working on a new form made of pig skin and will revolutionize the market. It will revolutionize things because presently Lifecell can’t use their product for cosmetic surgery because there is just not enough product and and they would rather go to lifesaving uses rather than making sure a stripper’s boobs look good. We can grow pigs quickly and they will have unlimited supply and thus unlimited profits. I’ve already bought this one based on its future products despite its high. Another one I’m buying is Cryolife (CRY) . Here is a description of Cryolife by the company itself. “Founded in 1984, CryoLife, Inc. is a leader in the processing and distribution of implantation living human tissues for use in cardiovascular, vascular, and orthopedic surgeries throughout the United States and Canada. The Company’s BioGlue(R) Surgical Adhesive is FDA approved as an adjunct to sutures and staples for use in adult patients in open surgical repair of large vessels and is CE marked in the European Community and approved in Canada for use in soft tissue repair and approved in Australia for use in vascular and pulmonary sealing and repair. The Company also distributes the CryoLife- O’Brien(R) stentless porcine heart valve and the SG Model #100 vascular graft, which are CE marked for distribution within the European Community.” They also are looking for approval for a “Bio-disk” which is in layman’s terms, a piece of plastic that takes the place of the gushy stuff between disks in the spine. I like this company only because I think it is a prime takeover target. They will be taken over very soon by a larger company looking to get a head start or a better supply of heart tissue. I like Tutogen (TTG) for the same reason. Tutogen “engages in processing, manufacturing, and distributing specialty surgical products made from human (allograft) and animal (xenograft) tissue.” LifeCell is far and away my favorite of the three and the only one I think will go all the way on its own. Take my advice and make money on “hands over fists” Sorry buy I had to do it.

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