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Medigus (MDGS.TA) Broadens Availability Of MUSE Through Distribution Agreement With ADMEDICS AG In Switzerland And Liechtenstein



7/26/2017 11:41:42 AM

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OMER, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - July 26, 2017) - Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) (TASE: MDGS), a medical device company developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and a leader in direct visualization technology, today announced a distribution agreement in Switzerland and Liechtenstein with ADMEDICS AG (Advanced Medical Solutions AG), a distributor of minimally invasive medical devices. The commercialization agreement will take effect July 1, 2017; ADMEDICS AG will be required to purchase a minimum of EUR 1.8 million of Medigus Ultrasonic Surgical Endostapler (MUSE™) equipment over the course of the five-year agreement.

"The introduction of a minimally invasive treatment option such as MUSE™ into Switzerland and Liechtenstein will greatly benefit gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients," said Hans Jäggi, President, ADMEDICS AG. "MUSE™ addresses the unmet treatment need for patients who can no longer rely on drug therapy. This minimally invasive and more cost-effective option can benefit these patients, their doctors and the healthcare system at large."

"GERD is a highly prevalent disease in Western countries[i], so we are excited to expand availability of MUSE™ to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, two development markets that will greatly benefit from it, " said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Medigus. "We are pleased to have ADMEDICS AG as our partner, and our distribution agreement is an important milestone for expanding market access to our product."

The MUSE system is a single-use flexible transoral stapler that merges the latest advancements in microvisual, ultrasonic and surgical stapling. The device comes equipped with an ultrasonic sight and range finder and a micro ScoutCam™ CMOS camera, which enables a single physician to perform an incisionless transoral fundoplication -- the procedure intended to treat the anatomical cause of GERD, commonly referred to as acid reflux.

Those who experience symptoms such as heartburn or regurgitation twice a week or more, may be at risk for persistent GERD.

About Medigus

Medigus is a medical device company specializing in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. They are the pioneer developer of the MUSE™ system, an FDA cleared and CE marked endoscopic device to perform Transoral Fundoplication (TF) for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), one of the most common chronic conditions in the world. In 2016, the CMS established the Category I CPT® Code of 43210 for TF procedures, such as the ones performed with MUSE, which establishes reimbursement values for physicians and hospitals. MUSE is gaining adoption in key markets around the world -- it is available in world-leading healthcare institutions in the U.S., Europe and Israel. Medigus is also in the process of obtaining regulatory clearance in China. Medigus is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the TASE (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange). To learn more about the company's advanced technology, please visit www.medigus.com or www.RefluxHelp.com.

This press release may contain statements that are "Forward-Looking Statements," which are based upon the current estimates, assumptions and expectations of the company's management and its knowledge of the relevant market. The company has tried, where possible, to identify such information and statements by using words such as "anticipate," "believe," "envision," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "target," "potential," "will," "would," "could," "should," "continue," "contemplate" and other similar expressions and derivations thereof in connection with any discussion of future events, trends or prospects or future operating or financial performance, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements represent Medigus' expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the results described in this press release will not be achieved. By their nature, Forward-Looking Statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause future results of the company's activity to differ significantly from the content and implications of such statements. Other risk factors affecting the company are discussed in detail in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-Looking Statements are pertinent only as of the date on which they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any Forward-Looking Statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Neither the company nor its shareholders, officers and employees, shall be liable for any action and the results of any action taken by any person based on the information contained herein, including without limitation the purchase or sale of company securities. Nothing in this press release should be deemed to be medical or other advice of any kind.

[i] Savarino E, Marabotto E, Bodini G, Pellegatta G, Coppo C, Giambruno E, et al. Epidemiology and natural history of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 2017;63:175-83. DOI: 10.23736/S1121-421X.17.02383-2


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Lazar Partners Ltd.
212-867-1762
cbeaudry@lazarpartners.com


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