FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 30, 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, announced that a scientific poster titled "BoneScalpel – A cutting edge technology" won the Best Poster Award at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India (NSICON) in Mumbai held December 11-15, 2013.
The Neurological Society of India is the apex body representing neuroscientists in India. Its annual meeting was attended by 800 neurosurgeons from South Asia. Since its inception, the Society has been involved in organizing seminars and conferences to initiate interaction between practicing neurologists and keeping the neuroscientist community up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The Indian society expresses its mission with the following statement: "We are 1.5% of the world's neuroscientists working on the neurological afflictions of every sixth human on the planet."
The Grant Medical College in Mumbai is one of the premier medical institutions in India and consistently being ranked as one of the top 10 medical colleges in the country. Their advanced team of neurosurgeons is led by Dr. V. Velho together with his predecessor Dr. A Palande and lead author of the award-winning poster Dr. H. Kharosekar concludes that BoneScalpel is setting a new standard for surgical bone removal technologies at their institution with important benefits over traditional methods.
The college's neurologists reviewed 50 neurosurgical procedures ranged from opening of the cranium (craniotomy) over nerve decompression in the spinal canal to harvesting bone segments for re-implantation. The absence of incidental tears to spinal and cranial dura is below published findings for comparable technologies and showcases BoneScalpel's ability to minimize trauma to adjacent nerves and vessels. In addition, use of BoneScalpel resulted in better cosmetic results after surgically opening the cranium. Dr. Velho and his colleagues are adamant about the BoneScalpel's innovativeness. They state "BoneScalpel is a safe and effective ultrasonic device that is useful in osteotomies in various cranial and spinal procedures. The device allows precision bone cutting with minimal bone and blood loss and obviates the risk associated with the use of high speed burr and also saves time."
Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix comments, "We are seeing increasing evidence from around the world that BoneScalpel is superior to traditional methods of cutting bone in surgery. More and more groups of surgeons are experiencing important reductions in blood loss, loss of bone and operative time. We have every reason to believe that ultrasonic technology, namely our Misonix BoneScalpel, will set new surgical standards for bone removal in orthopedic and neurological procedures."
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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