Significant US Peripheral Nerve Repair Market Opportunity Highlighted in New Independent Research

Report estimates transected peripheral nerve repair in the US at $1.68 billion, quantifies markets services by AxoGen, Inc.

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"Based on the conclusions of this report the total current peripheral nerve repair market would be approximately $2.4 billion in the US" -Jill Schiaparelli, SVP of Business Strategy & Marketing

Alachua,FL (PRWEB) September 20, 2013

AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the commercialization of technologies for peripheral nerve reconstruction, protection and regeneration, today announced the publication of a new independent research report by Magellan Medical Technology Consultants, Inc. (“MMTC”) on the US peripheral nerve repair market.

The report, which involved primary research via an online survey of nerve repair surgeons plus analysis of publicly available emergency room data and reimbursement data, determined the current size of the peripheral nerve injury repair device market for transected nerves in the United States to be between $1.32 and $1.93 billion per year, with an average of about $1.68 billion per year.

The report provides insight into the importance of transected nerve gap length, noting that each millimeter of nerve gap separation represents greater repair challenges and more complicated treatment decisions. It also emphasizes that there are different approaches to treating transected nerves of varying gap lengths. Researchers examined the distribution of transected gap lengths defined by the surgeons in relation to the surgeons’ decision making process for repair approach to develop a three tiered gap-length treatment model: No/Short Gap (0 –9 mm), Small Gap (9 – 20 mm) and Long Gap (greater than 20 mm).

Jill Schiaparelli, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy & Marketing at AxoGen said, “AxoGen is delighted to see independent validation of the sizable nerve repair market in the United States. Based on the conclusions of this report for the transected nerve repair market, combined with our data on the wrapping and OMF markets, the total current peripheral nerve repair market would be approximately $2.4 billion in the US. We are excited that we are participating in a market with such large opportunity and able to provide new options for patients and surgeons. “

The full report is available on the MMTC website at http://magellanmed.com/recent-studies. AxoGen provided sponsorship for a portion of the research.

About Magellan Medical Technology Consultants, Inc.
Magellan Medical Technology Consultants is a full service consulting organization focused exclusively on the medical technology industry. Magellan provides project teams to assist clients in the areas of: Market Research, Sales Support, Marketing, Regulatory, Reimbursement and Clinical Research. Magellan uses an employee based business model that has been proven to provide more consistent, focused solutions than a loose association of independent contractors.
About AxoGen, Inc.
AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is a leading regenerative medicine company dedicated to advancing the science and commercialization of peripheral nerve repair solutions. The Company’s innovative approach to regenerative medicine has resulted in first-in-class products that we believe will define their product categories. AxoGen’s products offer a full suite of surgical nerve repair solutions including Avance® Nerve Graft, the only off-the-shelf commercially available processed 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 preventing soft tissue attachments.

AxoGen is the parent of its wholly owned operating subsidiary, AxoGen Corporation. AxoGen’s principal executive office and operations are located in Alachua, FL. For more information on AxoGen and its technology, please visit http://www.AxoGenInc.com. To receive email alerts directly from AxoGen, please click here http://www.axogeninc.com/emailalerts.html.

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