FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 2, 2013 /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 Maersk-Andersen AS, based in Randers, Denmark, for the distribution of the Misonix® BoneScalpel Ultrasonic Bone Cutting System. The agreement provides Maersk-Andersen with the right to sell throughout Denmark. Included in the agreement are annual minimum purchase requirements. Product training has been completed and open market sales have commenced.
Maersk-Andersen, known for their focused market presence in neuro, spine and other orthopedic surgeries, is well prepared and strategically well positioned to successfully introduce high tech products, like the BoneScalpel, to the Danish market. Their commitment to clinical education and product service is well known and separates them from the competition.
The Misonix BoneScalpel is a novel ultrasonic osteotome (bone cutting device) used for safe, tissue-selective bone dissection that encourages non-fragmented bone removal and refined osteotomies while sparing elastic soft tissue structures. Most users report that the surgical field is relatively clean and bloodless. Loss of viable bone is minimal and controllable. The BoneScalpel has been used extensively for bone removal in spine surgery and maxillo-facial reconstructive surgery.
"It is our pleasure to add Maersk-Andersen to our distribution organization in Europe; their presence in a sophisticated healthcare market like Denmark could add measurably to our sales success. Their history of successfully introducing cutting edge products to the Danish market is well known to us," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of 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 $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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