FARMINGDALE, N.Y., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, has entered into a new, three year, exclusive distribution agreement with L-MED, based in Maribor, Slovenia, for the distribution of the SonaStar® Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration System and the BoneScalpel™ Ultrasonic Bone Cutting System. The agreement provides L-MED with the right to sell throughout Croatia and Slovenia. Included in the agreement are annual minimum purchase requirements. Product training is complete and open market sales have commenced.
L-MED is a rising presence in surgery, particularly spine and neurosurgery, and is well known for introducing high tech products to the two countries. Their commitment to service, technical support and clinical education is highly regarded and is consistent with the Company's core values.
The SonaStar is used by neurosurgeons and general surgeons for quick and efficient removal of both hard and soft tumors while sparing most vessels. OsteoSculpt™ bone sculpting technology can be employed with the SonaStar to safely remove osseous structures, thus providing access to the surgical site. SonaStar enjoys a clinical presence in a large number of well-regarded hospitals through Europe.
The BoneScalpel is a tissue specific osteotomy device capable of safely making precise cuts through bone and hard tissue while largely preserving delicate soft tissue structures. It offers the convenience and speed of a power instrument without the danger associated with rotary sharps as represented by saws and drills. BoneScalpel is routinely used in European hospitals for numerous procedures in spine and skull-based surgery.
"We are pleased to see L-MED join our growing family of distributors in Europe; their presence fills one of our last remaining gaps in worldwide coverage. We are aware of their past record of successfully introducing new products to their markets," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "We are very pleased that they will be selling two of our key products throughout Croatia and Slovenia."
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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