FARMINGDALE, N.Y., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for spine surgery, cranial maxillo – facial surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced today that Mr. Stavros Vizirgianakis has been appointed to the Misonix Board of Directors. The addition of Mr. Vizirgianakis expands the Misonix Board to seven members, with five members considered to be independent directors. Mr. Vizirgianakis is a Misonix shareholder, having acquired 5.3 percent of the Company's outstanding common stock in the open market in recent years.
Stavros Vizirgianakis has extensive medical device sales and marketing experience as a principal in Applied BioSurgical, a large medical device distributor in South Africa, and as a partner in MD Solutions Australasia PTY LTD, an Australian-based distributor of medical device products. Both companies are major distributors for a large number of medical device companies throughout the world.
Applied BioSurgical and MD Solutions have been exclusive distributors of Misonix products in their respective territories for many years.
Mr. Michael A. McManus, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Misonix, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Stavros Vizirgianakis to our Board of Directors. Stavros has a documented track record of success in marketing medical devices throughout the world. I have gotten to know Stavros over the years as he has successfully sold our products internationally. His industry knowledge, marketing experience, and his vast business relationships will be a great benefit to Misonix in the coming years."
Misonix, Inc. designs, 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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