MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that a poster detailing an EpiFix® case study received the award for the highest scoring abstract in the case study category at the recent Symposium on Advanced Wound Care ("SAWC"). In all, six posters chronicling the clinical effectiveness of EpiFix® were accepted for presentation at the recent SAWC.
The abstract titled A Long-term Follow-up Study of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers Healed with Dehydrated Human Amniotic/Chorionic Membrane Allografts was recognized at the SAWC as the highest scoring poster abstract in the Case Study category. The authors honored at the SAWC for the winning abstract were Charles M. Zelen, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM, FAPWCA; Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS; and Donald E. Fetterolf, MD, MBA, FACP.
The five other posters presenting EpiFix® cases and studies were:
- Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Dehydrated Human Amniotic/Chorionic Membrane Allografts for the Treatment of Non-Healing Wounds.
- Dehydrated Human Amniotic Membrane for the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers in Spinal Cord Injured Veterans: A Case Series.
- Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Tissue Graft for the Treatment of Intractable Ulceration: A Series of Extraordinary Outliers.
- Use of Dehydrated Human Amniotic Membrane Allografts to Promote Healing in Patients with Refractory Non-Healing Wounds.
- Viable Indications for the Use of Human Amniotic Membrane Allograft: A Case Series .
The six poster abstracts presented results of treatment with EpiFix® for a wide range of applications, including the treatment of non-healing wounds, pressure ulcers in spinal cord injured veterans, diabetic foot ulcers and intractable ulceration. The poster abstracts presented case and study results that showed closure of multiple different types of non-healing wounds using EpiFix®. In one poster abstract comparing EpiFix® with a competitor's human fibroblast derived dermal substitute, the study cases demonstrated an 82% reduction in cost of wound closure in non-healing wounds treated with EpiFix®. In another poster abstract, the case study examined the use of EpiFix® for the treatment of difficult intractable wounds and concluded that difficult wounds which did not heal after treatment with a payer approved amount of bioengineered skin substitute, even those wounds secondary to radiation, responded and healed with EpiFix® treatment.