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Thank you for your interest in the Company’s Human Amniotic Membrane Allograft. MiMedx is committed to providing safe and effective bio-implants for a wide range of surgical applications. We believe that as a patient facing a surgical option, having access to the right information can play a vital role in the decision making process.



The information displayed on this page is intended to provide you, the patient, with an overview of the utility of human amniotic membrane; and should be used for informational purposes only. Patients and their surgical cases are typically unique, and communication with your surgeon is the most effective way to obtain specific answers to your questions or concerns.

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Human Amniotic Membrane Allograft:

What is the Amniotic Membrane? The amniotic membrane is the innermost layer of the placenta which lines the amniotic cavity. The membrane itself is made up of a single layer of tissue containing specialized cells. These cells allow the membrane to provide specific functions which aid in healing.

How is the Amniotic Membrane used? Human amniotic membrane has been used since the early 1900’s, and was recognized for its ability to treat various types of wounds. Presently, amniotic membrane is experiencing wide spread use in the area of ophthalmology (in eye surgeries), as well as for various other surgical indications, as a patch implant, commonly referred to as a “biological dressing”.

How safe is Amniotic Membrane? MiMedx uses the patent pending Purion? process for the processing of amniotic membrane tissue. The process technology and donor screening follow strict guidelines as set forth by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Eligible donors are all living mothers which have given full consent and must have delivered a live birth via cesarean section. Serologic blood tests are then performed to rule out the potential for infectious disease transmission. The complete process concludes with validation by an outside source to ensure that the procedural process results in a safe and effective implant.

Ask your surgeon about Human Amniotic Membrane today.