FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Feb 03, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON), a developer of minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which in Europe is used for the ablation of tumors and worldwide for other acute health conditions, has entered into a new, three year distribution agreement with Neuro Orthopaedics Surgeries, based near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the distribution of the SonaStar(TM) Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator and the BoneScalpel(TM) Ultrasonic Bone Cutter. The agreement provides Neuro Orthopaedics Surgeries with the right to sell exclusively in Brazil and includes minimum purchase requirements. The addition of Neuro Orthopaedics Surgeries marks the Company's 8th distributor in Latin America, which is part of an organization of over 30 export distributors worldwide.
Neuro Orthopaedics Surgeries is widely recognized for their success in introducing state-of-the-art medical devices and capital equipment to the Brazilian surgical marketplace. In particular, their special expertise in neuro and spine surgery is well known.
The SonaStar is used by Neuro and General Surgeons for quick and efficient removal of both hard and soft tumors while sparing most vessels. In addition, OsteoSculpt(TM) bone sculpting technology can be employed with the SonaStar to safely remove osseous structures, thus providing access to the surgical site.
The BoneScalpel is a tissue specific osteotomy device capable of 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.
"Misonix is pleased to add Neuro Orthopaedics Surgeries to our family of Latin American specialty distributors, a geographic area that is receiving a special emphasis from our Sales and Marketing team," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "We are particularly pleased that they will be distributing two of our key products through their well established surgical products organization."
Misonix, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices and laboratory equipment. 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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