ACell Honored with Local Business of the Year Award

Columbia, MD – (May 22, 2013) – ACell was named Businesses of the Year by the Howard County Economic Development Authority in October, 2012. The award is given annually to local companies for their success, creativity and ingenuity. ACell was formally recognized during an awards dinner and ceremony at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, MD. Former Maryland Head Basketball Coach Gary Williams served as the keynote speaker.

“Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy,” said Laura Neuman, CEO of the HCEDA. “There are more than 25,000 businesses in Howard County, and the event is a way to celebrate those who start, grow or relocate their business in or to Howard County.”

Other winners of the 2012 HCEDA’s business awards included United National Bankcard Services, Social Growth Technologies, Vytex Windows, and Breezy Willow Farm.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by Howard County with this award. ACell is a thriving manufacturer employing more than 200 talented employees, and Howard County was our number one choice to establish our corporate headquarters,” said Rodney Bosley, ACell President & COO.

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting businesses. For more information, call (410) 313-6500 or visit

ACell, Inc. offers the next generation of regenerative medicine through the development and commercialization of unique extracellular matrix (ECM) medical devices to repair and remodel damaged tissues in a broad range of applications. ACell’s patented ECM medical devices address important clinical needs, while providing safe, effective, economical and therapeutic outcomes to the wound care and surgical communities. These devices, trademarked as MatriStem, are appropriate for acute wounds, chronic wounds and various surgical procedures. All MatriStem medical devices are made in the USA. For more information, call (800) 826-2926 or visit

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