Misonix, a developer of ultrasonic medical device technology, has entered into a new, three year, exclusive distribution agreement with Applied Bio Surgical (ABS) based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Under the agreement, ABS will sell and distribute the SonaStar ultrasonic surgical aspirator and the BoneScalpel ultrasonic bone cutter throughout South Africa and the agreement includes annual minimum purchase requirements.

The SonaStar is used by neuro and general surgeons for 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.

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 and it offers the convenience and speed of a power instrument while minimising the peril associated with rotary sharps.

Misonix president and CEO Michael McManus said that the company is pleased to add ABS to its growing family of distributors and its success in introducing new medical devices, as well as the commitment to customer service, was appealing to Misonix.