Healthcare Industry News: RT Technology
News Release - March 29, 2012
Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for EcuadorFARMINGDALE, N.Y., March 29, 2012 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON ), a medical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spine surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications has entered into a new, three-year, exclusive distribution agreement with B. Braun Medical, S.A. for the distribution of the SonaStar® Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator and the BoneScalpel™ Ultrasonic Bone Cutter. The agreement provides B. Braun with the rights to sell throughout Ecuador. Included in the agreement are annual minimum purchase requirements. Product training and registration are complete; open market sales have commenced.
B. Braun is well-entrenched in the fields of spine surgery and neurosurgery with a long-standing reputation for successfully introducing state-of-the-aRT Technology to the Ecuadorian market. Their commitment to product service and physician education is consistent with the Company's core values.
The SonaStar is used by neurosurgeons and general surgeons for quick and efficient removal of both hard and soft tumors while sparing most vessels. OsteoSculpt™ bone sculpting technology can be employed with the SonaStar to safely remove osseous structures, thus providing access to the surgical site.
The BoneScalpel is a tissue specific osteotomy device capable of making precise cuts through bone and hard tissue while largely preserving delicate soft tissue structures. It offers the convenience and speed of a power instrument without the danger associated with rotary sharps.
"We are very pleased to add B. Braun as a business partner, adding another top-notch company to our broad-based Latin American distribution team. Their reputation for successfully introducing advanced medical devices is well known," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "We are particularly pleased that they will be selling two of our key products throughout Ecuador."
Misonix, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices. Misonix's therapeutic ultrasonic platform is the basis for several innovative medical technologies. Addressing a combined market estimated to be in excess of $3 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and medical applications. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.misonix.com.
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