KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Devon Medical Products, a global medical device designer, manufacturer, and distributor, announced it has received clearance to market the ViewSite™ Brain Access System (VBAS) neurosurgery device in the People’s Republic of China from the State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA), the country’s governing medical device body.
VBAS is made in the United States by Vycor Medical, Inc., a medical device company specializing in products for neurosurgery. Devon Medical Products is Vycor’s distributor in China.
Devon Medical Products also announced PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Peking University International Healthcare Group, as its co-distributor of VBAS in China.
“This regulatory approval has significant implications for surgeons and patients who will be able to benefit from the VBAS device in China as they have in the United States,” says Dr. John A. Bennett, president and CEO of Devon Medical Products. “Our goal is to help sell U.S.-made medical devices to the rest of the world to both support the U.S. economy but also improve quality of care where needed in other countries. We are excited to continue our strong relationship with Vycor Medical, and are proud to be working with a healthcare industry giant like PKU BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to bring this innovative device to Asia.”
VBAS is a brain access and retraction device that allows higher precision for surgeons in reaching target areas in the brain, such as tumors and hemorrhages, in a minimally invasive manner. VBAS helps surgeons see surrounding tissue better during surgery and allows them to reposition the retractor fewer times during surgery. The result is higher accuracy, less tissue trauma, and potentially faster recovery for patients.
“VBAS has received outstanding reviews from surgeons in the United States where it continues to gain traction with hospitals and neurosurgeons,” says Kenneth T. Coviello, CEO of Vycor Medical. “We are excited to begin working with healthcare professionals in China and look forward to the expansion of VBAS in Asia where we believe there is tremendous potential.”
Peking University International Healthcare Group owns and operates various companies spanning healthcare management, healthcare information systems, medical device distribution, and pharmaceutical R&D, manufacturing, and logistics.
“The healthcare industry in China continues to change and grow rapidly, and medical devices will be a central point of this positive healthcare reform,” says Tang Jun, general manager of PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. “The VBAS device is an innovation with power to help thousands of patients, and we are ecstatic it to add it to our large portfolio of products and services. We are proud to be working with the healthcare innovators at Devon Medical Products and Vycor Medical and expect this collaboration to be successful for patients, clinicians, and businesses alike.”
For more information about how VBAS works, or to read testimonials, please visit www.vycormedical.com.
About Devon Medical Products
Devon Medical Products (www.devonmedicalproducts.com) is a global medical device designer, manufacturer, and distributor that provides the medical community with innovative, safe, and cost-effective medical products. The company has cultivated an exclusive line of medical devices designed to advance healthcare treatments and maximize safety for healthcare workers and patients worldwide. The company has offices in China and other countries staffed with bilingual engineers, product developers, and regulatory experts. Devon Medical Products is part of the Devon International Group, a group of companies spanning the healthcare, IT, and international business industries headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
About Vycor Medical, Inc.
Vycor Medical (OTCBB:VYCO) is a medical device company specializing in products for brain and spinal surgery. The ViewSite™ Brain Access System (VBAS) is a unique new approach to brain retraction, which the company believes will offer major benefits to both surgeons and patients. Vycor Medical is an ISO certified manufacturer. Please visit www.vycormedical.com for more information.
About PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. is a specialized pharmaceutical logistics company providing medicine, chemical raw medicine, drug preparation services, and medical instruments. The company is a subsidiary of the PKU International HealthCare Group, which was established in 2003 to leverage the rich resources of the Founder Group as well as the medical science department of PKU. Presently, it has developed into a group enterprise covering the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Taking the projects of PKU International HealthCare Group as the development focus and strategic platform, the Group has a complete healthcare industry group integrating healthcare management, medical information systems, medical nursery, health management and logistics services for healthcare as well as a complete pharmaceutical industry group integrating drug research and development, medicine manufacturing, medicine logistics and medicine sale platforms. It is now an industry shareholding group company with complete healthcare and pharmacy industry chains.