Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for South Africa
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON), a developer of state of the art, ultrasonic medical device technology, which worldwide is used for acute health conditions, has entered into a new, three year, exclusive distribution agreement with Applied Bio Surgical (ABS) based in Johannesburg, South Africa. ABS will sell and distribute the SonaStar® Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator and the BoneScalpel™ Ultrasonic Bone Cutter throughout South Africa. The agreement includes annual minimum purchase requirements.
ABS has a stellar reputation for introducing high tech, state of the art medical products to the South African market and is well known for their commitment to personalized customer service. ABS supplies a wide range of specialty medical products to the market with a heavy focus on head, neck and spine surgery.
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® 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 while minimizing the peril associated with rotary sharps.
"Misonix is very pleased to add Applied Bio Surgical to our growing family of specialty distributors. Their reputation as a quality distributor of medical equipment and devices in South Africa is well established," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "Their success in introducing new medical devices, as well as their commitment to customer service, was a