AxoGen, Inc. to Participate at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 98th Annual Meeting

Increasing Awareness of Nerve Injury and Repair in Multiple Conference Presentations

ALACHUA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXGN), a global leader in innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries, today announced its participation at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 98th Annual Meeting taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 18-23, 2016.

The meeting will feature an AxoGen supported lecture and lab session, with additional sessions and poster presentations regarding the use of AxoGen products.  AxoGen’s full portfolio of nerve assessment and nerve repair products will be featured at AAOMS Booth 868.  AxoGen will also have clinical leaders in trigeminal nerve repair available at the booth during the conference.  The distal trigeminal nerve is responsible for sensation in the mouth, tongue and lip, and can be injured in certain dental procedures such as third molar extraction, dental implant placement or mandible reconstruction.

“We are pleased to see the increased level of scientific discussion about nerve injury and repair at this year’s AAOMS Annual Meeting,” stated Karen Zaderej, AxoGen’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Oral and Maxillofacial injuries are a key focus for AxoGen and these clinical sessions and poster presentations, along with our continuing education initiative, reinforce AxoGen’s products as the preeminent choice for peripheral nerve repair surgery.”

The nerve related presentations for the AAOMS Meeting are as follows:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    From the Microscope to the Patient: What to Do Next In Lingual and Inferior Alveolar Nerve Injuries
    Speakers: Anthony M. Spina, Martin B. Steed, Michael Miloro, Shahrokh C. Bagheri, John R. Zuniga
Thursday, September 22, 2016
    AxoGen Supported Lecture and Lab: Numb Lip, Numb Chin, Numb Tongue: What to Do When
    Speakers: Ramzey Tursun, J. Marshall Green III, Andre C. Ledoux
    Outcome of Immediate Allograft Reconstruction of Long Span Defects of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve
    Speakers: David Salomon, Michael Miloro
Friday, September 23, 2016
    Updates in Trigeminal Nerve Microsurgery
    Speaker: Vincent B. Ziccardi
    Immediate Nerve Allograft Reconstruction with Ablation of Mandible for Benign Pathology
    Speakers: John R. Zuniga, Fayette C. Williams, Daniel Petrisor
    Outcome of Immediate Allograft Reconstruction of Long Span Defects of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve
    Speakers: David Salomon, Michael Miloro

About AAOMS 2016
The mission of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is to promote, protect and advance oral and maxillofacial surgery to assure excellence for surgeons and their patients. For more information on the conference, please visit

About AxoGen
AxoGen (AXGN) is a global leader in innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. AxoGen’s portfolio of products includes Avance® Nerve Graft, an off-the-shelf processed human nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site, AxoGuard® Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa extracellular matrix ("ECM") coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves, and AxoGuard® Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves and reinforce the nerve reconstruction while minimizing soft tissue attachments. Along with these core surgical products, AxoGen also offers AxoTouch™ Two-Point Discriminator and AcroVal™ Neurosensory & Motor Testing System. These evaluation and measurement tools assist healthcare professionals in detecting changes in sensation, assessing return of sensory, grip and pinch function, evaluating effective treatment interventions, and providing feedback to patients on nerve function. The AxoGen portfolio of products is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and several European and international countries.

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