FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON), a developer of state of the art, ultrasonic medical device technology, which worldwide is used for acute health conditions, has announced a definitive agreement to end its non-exclusive distribution arrangement in the United States with Aesculap, Inc. for the SonaStar® Surgical Aspiration System.
As a result, Misonix will assume exclusive responsibility for the marketing, sales, distribution and service of the SonaStar effective October 18, 2010, utilizing its previously established 75 person sales and service organization, which began direct to hospital marketing of the SonaStar late last year.
The SonaStar is used by Neuro and General Surgeons for quick and efficient removal of both hard and soft tumors while sparing most vessels. In addition, OsteoSculpt™ bone sculpting technology can be employed with the SonaStar to safely remove osseous structures, thus providing access to the surgical site.
"We are very excited about bringing all domestic sales of SonaStar under our focused sales organization," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "Over time, we expect to gain significant margin improvement and sales growth by enabling our proprietary sales organization to sell another one of our key products exclusively under the Misonix label."
Misonix, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices and laboratory equipment. 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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