Misonix announced the completion of product registration for its BoneScalpel ultrasonic bone cutting system in Brazil. This follows the 21 April 2011, announcement of registration completion for the SonaStar surgical aspiration system in Brazil. Open market sales have commenced for the SonaStar.
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.
The SonaStar is used 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.
Both BoneScalpel and the SonaStar are exclusively distributed in Brazil by Neuro Orthopaedics Surgeries. The Company entered into a distribution agreement with Neuro Orthopaedics on 3 February 2010.
“Misonix is pleased with the outcome of the lengthy registration process required by the health ministry in Brazil. Latin America is a geographic market segment that Misonix has targeted for near-term sales growth and Brazil has a featured role in that plan,” said Michael A McManus, resident and CEO of Misonix. “We are particularly pleased that two of our key products will be sold and distributed by Neuro Orthopaedics Surgeries in this very important market.”