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We are looking for US citizens, who plan or are willing to undergo a cosmetic/aesthetic surgical removal of their excessive abdominal skin (abdominoplasty). The removed skin will be further used to produce a drug product for international clinical trials.*

The cosmetic/aesthetic surgery will be performed at a renown specialized private hospital in Heidelberg, Germany by Dr. Joachim Beck, MD (

All incurred costs (travel expenses and accommodation) of the procedure will be reimbursed by TICEBA.

* e.g. to treat a rare childhood disease


Please note, that the following criteria (and more medical inclusion and exclusion criteria) must be met by the donor:

  • US citizens, who spent cumulatively less than 5 years in Europe
  • US military members, who spent less than 6 months in Europe
  • Not older than 40 years of age
  • No history of infectious diseases, e.g. HIV and Hepatitis
  • No history of tumor diseases, autoimmune diseases, or neurological disorders
  • Non-smoker
  • Weight loss must not exceed 66 lb
  • Weight before weight loss must be ≤ 265 lb
  • BMI ≤ 30
  • Proof of anesthesia capability in advance

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please contact the TICEBA Office: or T +49 6221 71833-0 for further information. We will establish the contact to Dr. Joachim Beck, MD. Furthermore, a detailed medical preliminary consultation will be held to clarify your health status and open questions. Your data will be treated confidentially and will not be disclosed to third parties.

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