Flexpoint on Target for Release of Disposable Directional ColonoScope with Haemoband Surgical, LTD. - Product Expected to be Available During 1H 2014
DRAPER, Utah, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (http://www.flexpoint.com/), today announced they expect to complete both Phase Two and Phase Three of development of the colonoscope application during the remainder of 2013. The company will receive milestone cash payments for each stage of the development process.
Phase Two will be finished upon delivery of the revised electronic and sensor package. Phase Two completion will include working prototypes to be used for lab testing. The final phase will include several working colonoscope devices and the associated electronics in preparation for successful medical trails and gathering the information necessary for completion of the required governmental certifications. Phase Two is nearing conclusion. The completed systems should be delivered for Phase Two and the commencement of Phase Three should begin by the end of September.
There are about 5 million procedures per year in the US alone with growth expected as population ages in industrial nations.
"The product has superior accuracy and resolution over traditional sensor designs and is disposable after one use. At full production this is the most promising consistent revenue stream of our products. Phase Two has included refinements to the system and actual testing of the completed systems. After successful meetings between the two companies last week, it became clear that we are on track to deliver the innovative, inexpensive, accurate product that Haemoband Surgical requires. We are pleased with the results and look forward to delivering the sensor, electronics and hand-held monitors to Haemoband by the end of the month. It is anticipated, upon approvals and certifications of the product, that we will enter into a long term Manufacturing and Supply agreement with Haemoband. This product should be widely available during the first half of 2014," stated Flexpoint CEO Clark Mower.
About Haemoband Surgical Ltd
Haemoband Surgical was founded in 2005 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, by Essam Ghareeb and Colin Foster. Mr Ghareeb's profession as a lower gastrointestinal surgeon, and Mr Foster's experiences in the medical marketplace and in bringing products to a global market, led to the design, development and launch of Haemoband, the first automatic multi-action, pre-loaded, disposable ligator onto the global market. Haemoband Surgical works to the highest levels of quality possible and has achieved many quality certifications. The most recent of which is a FDA 510k clearance. For further information please visit www.haemoband.com
Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT), (http://www.flexpoint.com/) is an innovative technology firm specializing in developing products that feature the Company's patented Bend Sensor® and related technology. The Bend Sensor® is a groundbreaking sensing solution that is revolutionizing applications in the automotive, safety, medical and industrial industries. The Bend Sensor's single-layer, thin film construction cuts costs and mechanical bulk while introducing a range of functions and stylistic design possibilities that have never before been available in sensing technology. Flexpoint's technology and expertise have been recognized by the world's elite business and academic innovators for over 17 years. The company is setting a new standard for sensing solutions in the "smart" age of technology.
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Clark Mower, President
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