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MiMedx Corrects A Second Inaccurate MTF Press Release

MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare, corrected the inaccurate statements published by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation ("MTF") in its press release of September 1, 2015.

MTF's September 1st press release characterizes the inter partes review ("IPR") decision rendered by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") related to MiMedx's '437 patent as a "ruling in favor" of MTF's challenge. However, the IPR decision was simply related to the Board's granting of a review, not a final ruling on the merits. Further, the IPR on the '437 patent is going forward on only one of the seven grounds requested by MTF. While MiMedx does not believe MTF will eventually prevail on this single ground, the outcome of the IPR does not impact the validity of any other patent, regardless of any familial relationships amongst the patents. While the '437 patent was the first to be filed in the chain, it remains an ancillary patent. Further, as noted in a previous MiMedx press release, the PTAB refused to review the primary EpiFix® and AmnioFix® patents.

Parker H. "Pete" Petit, Chairman and CEO, said, "As I stated in our press release of August 27th, the PTAB declined to even review the two primary configuration patents for EpiFix and AmnioFix, and those patents stand as they are – barring others from manufacturing infringing products. We consider the PTAB's decisions in that regard as very positive for our patent litigation. I remain very disappointed in how MTF continues to misrepresent the facts in this matter. Incidentally, the last time MTF was involved in major patent litigation, they lost the case which resulted in a $23 million judgment."