FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 5, 2012 /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 Micromedical Implantes DO Brasil Ltda., based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the distribution of the SonicOne® Ultrasonic Wound Cleansing and Debridement System. The agreement provides Micromedical Implantes with the right to sell throughout Brazil. Included in the agreement are annual minimum purchase requirements. Open market sales will commence following the completion of product registration with the government.
Micromedical Implantes has developed special expertise in wound care and has been responsible for introducing several state-of-the-art products into the Brazilian market. They are committed to clinical education and a high level of product support; both attributes are consistent with Misonix's core values.
The SonicOne is an innovative, ultrasonic wound care system that offers tissue specific debridement and cleansing for effective removal of devitalized tissue and fibrin deposits while sparing viable cellular structures. The SonicOne establishes a new standard in advanced wound care and ensures progress towards patient healing.
"We are committed to expanding our wound care franchise in Latin America and the addition of Micromedical Implantes to our distribution organization is important. Brazil is a large and rapidly growing market. We believe there are great opportunities in Brazil for Misonix to become established as a leading surgical instruments provider. This collaboration with Micromedical Implantes represents an important first step in realizing an important strategic objective. Their reputation for successfully introducing new technologies in Brazil is impressive," 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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