FARMINGDALE, N.Y., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international ultrasonic surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic instruments for spine surgery, neurosurgery and other surgical specialties, today announced its recently launched product, SonicVac™, has been recognized by Podiatry Today as one of the "Top 10 Innovations in Podiatry for 2016." Podiatry Today, an award-winning publication devoted to practicing podiatric professionals, lists the SonicVac in their July edition as an innovation that can spur wounds toward healing with the unique combination of ultrasound and aspiration.
SonicVac is the latest addition to the SonicOne® platform that combines the advantages of vacuum aspiration with the precision and power of Low Frequency Direct Contact Ultrasound (LFDCU) debridement. From data released at the 2016 Spring Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference, this combination has shown that SonicVac increased the removal of potentially infected irrigant and debris from the treatment area by 134% over ultrasound alone.
Dr. Lee Rogers, Medical Director, Amputation Prevention Centers of America, said, "SonicOne with SonicVac allows the surgeon to selectively debride from the superficial to deep tissue while containing the spread of air-transmitted infectious matter from the surgeon and the O.R. staff. The ability that this innovative product can provide safety for the patient and the user while potentially promoting healthy tissue regeneration for chronic wounds post debridement, positions SonicOne as the standard of advanced wound care."
"The combination of ultrasound and aspiration in the SonicVac is both innovative and important in treating patients with chronically infected wounds. Our data indicates the containment and removal of bioburden from the wound site is a significant improvement over existing debridement approaches," said Dr. Mark S. Granick, Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School. "The Podiatry Today Innovation recognition is timely given the focus by hospitals on infection control, decreasing length of stay and healing difficult chronic wounds. The SonicVac's unique characteristics can enable podiatrists to improve outcomes in all of these areas."
"This recent acknowledgement by Podiatry Today validates the hard work that our team has done to develop solutions that can significantly enhance treatment and improve patient outcomes," remarked Scott Ludecker, Misonix Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. "We have developed a growing portfolio of innovative medical devices that address unmet clinical needs in the marketplace, both domestically and internationally."
Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix, commented, "The recognition by Podiatry Today and the wide acceptance by wound experts of SonicVac further reinforces our focus in developing products that address needs in the wound space with advanced and innovative designs. We're honored to be recognized this year as a Top 10 innovation."
The SonicOne O.R. System is an innovative ultrasonic surgical debridement system that allows surgeons to address the challenges chronic wounds present to them, the patient and the health-care system. SonicOne O.R. establishes a new standard in surgical wound bed preparation, an essential first step in the wound healing process.
The SonicOne with SonicVac procedure will be sold and distributed through the Misonix sales team and its distributor network in the United States and worldwide.
About Misonix 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 $1.5 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used in spine surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, 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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