This presentation will provide focus on the critical areas associated with the recovery of peripheral nerve tissue and processing of peripheral nerve tissue. The presentation will discuss recovery techniques and provide processing results (preservation of peripheral nerve tissue and decellularization of the tissue).
Speakers: Mark Friedman, PhD, CTBS and Jan Hendrix, CTBS
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Dr. Friedman joined AxoGen in September 2006. He has served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for AxoGen, Inc. since November 2011, and AxoGen Corporation since June 2011. Prior to his current role, he served as Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs from September 2006 to June 2011 for AxoGen Corporation. Prior to joining AxoGen, Mark held several regulatory and quality leadership positions at Enable Medical Corporation, a medical device company, including Director of Quality Assurance from 1997 to 1998, and Vice President of Quality and Regulatory from 1998 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2005. Mark also worked for AtriCure, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures and sells surgical ablation systems to treat atrial fibrillation, as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory from 2001 to 2004 and as Vice President of Operations in 2004. Mark has over 30 years of experience in developing and directing regulatory strategy and quality systems for medical products, including 15 years with startup medical product firms. Mark has a Ph.D. in Chemistry, specializing in protein biochemistry, from the University of Cincinnati.
Ms. Hendrix joined the AxoGen team in March 2018. Jan came to AxoGen after serving as the Director of Tissue Services at LifeCenter Northwest in Seattle, WA for 10 years. Jan was instrumental in starting the tissue recovery program there in 2008. Prior to that Jan held many positions at Northwest Tissue Center, the first full service tissue bank to serve the Pacific Northwest. Jan moved from Denver to Seattle in 1988 to assist in the launch of this new program which successfully served the Pacific Northwest for 20 years.