Human Tissue Cos. Clash Over Vietnam Supply Sites

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 2:52 PM EDT) -- ILSbio LLC has accused rival human tissue supplier Asterand Inc. of blatantly violating nondisclosure contracts and poaching a key employee in order to usurp ILS’ crucial supply network in Vietnam.

The complaint, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleges Asterand has stolen ILS’ trade secrets and is looking to take over closely guarded human tissue supply sites in Vietnam that form the bulk of ILS’ business.

Asterand competes with ILS in the procurement and supply of human tissue for...
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