AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Biophysics Corporation of Austin, Texas proudly announces its new supply agreement with VGM Group, Inc. for the patent-pending AffloVest®. VGM Group, Inc., of Waterloo, IA, represents the largest group of Home Medical Equipment (HME) providers in the USA. VGM has over 2,000 HME Members throughout the USA. The AffloVest® is the first truly portable High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest available in the United States. The AffloVest is approved for FDA 510(k) market clearance as well as Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance reimbursement. AffloVest provides daily portable oscillation treatment for respiratory diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, ALS, MS, MD and similar related Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and neuromuscular diseases.
David Shockley, CEO and Founder of International Biophysics Corporation, said, "We are proud to have partnered with VGM and their thousands of members. This supply partnership expands our distribution network, making the AffloVest accessible to patients nationwide. AffloVest utilizes state-of-the-art oscillation technology to provide enhanced therapy for respiratory patients. The vest is truly portable and self-contained, enabling patients to easily comply with their treatment while performing daily activities at home, school, work or while traveling. If offers patients an unprecedented level of independence."
Van G. Miller, CEO and Founder of VGM Group, Inc., shares in the excitement. "When we learned about AffloVest, we knew it would be a strong addition to the family of products that we bring to our members. We're thrilled to connect our members to this innovative technology that will improve their patients' quality of life. We are pleased to be working with International Biophysics Corporation and look forward to a long relationship."
Since 1986, The VGM Group, Inc. has been committed to creating programs and services to help independent HME providers improve efficiencies, grow their businesses, save time and money, increase their viability and gain a competitive advantage.
VGM & Associates began in 1986 as a national buying group for independent home medical equipment providers. In 25 years, it has expanded to include buying groups for high-tech rehab and respiratory providers, orthotic and prosthetic practitioners, the golf private club industry and restaurant chains, and HME providers in Canada.
The organization has grown to more than 20 business units, the majority of which are related to the HME industry. Collectively, they're knows as the VGM Group, Inc. VGM is the largest group of its kind in the HME industry.
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International Biophysics Corporation owns the exclusive rights to market, sell and manufacture the AffloVest in the United States, including all of the Western Hemisphere, Australia and New Zealand. International Biophysics Corporation has exclusive ownership of the FDA 510(k) market clearance for the product, including CMS HCPCS reimbursement code approvals.
International Biophysics Corporation has been developing, manufacturing and marketing medical and surgical devices globally for over 20 years. ISO 13485 Certified, headquartered in Austin, Texas, International Biophysics specializes in both Cardiovascular and Pulmonary devices.
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