FARMINGDALE, N.Y., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, recently attended the 65th Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS) Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico from February 19-22, 2014.
Misonix exhibited and highlighted the BoneScalpel and SonaStar Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration System. The Misonix BoneScalpel is a novel, ultrasonic surgical device that enables rapid, safe and precise osteotomies. It is designed to provide clean cuts through osseous structures with minimal loss of viable bone and intra-operative bleeding reduced, keeping the surgical site clear of blood. Reductions in operating room time can also be significant. SonaStar offers precise and soft tissue aspiration and effective removal of osseous structures. SonaStar state-of-the-art technology includes the most powerful handpiece on the market today, and wireless technology. The Southern Neurosurgical Society is one of the largest regional neurosurgical societies with more than 300 active members from 17 states including Florida, North Carolina and Texas. This year's SNS Annual Meeting in San Juan attracted a record number of surgeon attendees who, over the course of the three-day meeting, had an opportunity to stop by the Misonix booth to trial the BoneScalpel and SonaStar systems.
Peyman Pakzaban, MD, FAANS from Houston MicroNeurosurgery in Houston, Texas, has stated, "As a neurosurgeon specializing in spinal microsurgery, I have had extensive experience with the use of BoneScalpel in spine surgery. The reduced risk of cerebrospinal fluid leak and neurological injury is expected to have significant economic benefits, such as reduced use of tissue sealants, diminished length of hospital stay and reduced rate of readmissions and reoperations for CSF complications. I believe BoneScalpel is as significant to spine surgery today as the adoption of the pneumatic drill was several decades ago."
Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix, commented, "Our presence at the SNS furthers our commitment to introduce our novel, ultrasonic technology to some of the foremost neurosurgeons in the world. We are very excited about the interest that the participating surgeons expressed in having the BoneScalpel and SonaStar evaluated at their respective institutions."
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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