ELMSFORD, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoVibronix, Inc, (NAOV), a medical device company utilizing the Company's proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, today announced it has signed a new distribution agreement for UroShield® with Stöckli Medical AG (Stockli), a Swiss medical device company headquartered in Oberkirch that distributes specialized clinical devices throughout Switzerland, focusing on innovative products. UroShield® is a small external medical device that has been developed to prevent bacterial colonization and biofilm formation on both urethral and suprapubic catheters by means of the low frequency/low intensity ultrasonic waves that it generates. The action of the ultrasonic waves on the surfaces of the catheter interfere with the attachment of bacteria, prevent urinary tract infection from developing, reduce catheter encrustation and blockages and decrease or eliminate the need for antibiotics.
Brian Murphy, CEO of NanoVibronix, commented, “We are pleased to partner with Stockli to distribute UroShield®. They are a leading distributor of technology platforms and ground-breaking clinical approaches in Switzerland. Stockli will be a valuable asset as they will focus on distributing and educating clinicians on the benefits of UroShield®.”
Maurus Stockli, CEO of Stockli Medical, commented, “NanoVibronix’s UroShield® is an exciting addition to the product portfolio as it is the first ever multi-targeting ultrasound catheter solution we are aware of to remediate catheter related complications and we believe it will be a major success in the Swiss market.”
NanoVibronix Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV) is a medical device company headquartered in Elmsford, New York with research and development in Nesher, Israel, that is focused on developing medical devices utilizing its proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave technology. The company's technology allows for the creation of low-frequency ultrasound waves that can be utilized for a variety of medical applications, including the disruption of biofilms and bacteria colonization, as well as providing pain relief. The devices can be administered at home, without the assistance of medical professionals. The company's primary products include PainShield, UroShield and WoundShield. Additional information about the company is available at: www.nanovibronix.com.
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