ELMSFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoVibronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company that produces the UroShield® and PainShield® Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Portable Ultrasonic Therapeutic Devices, today announced that it has received the publication of Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) with recommendations of the company’s UroShield device.
The Guidance states that UroShield has the potential to provide significant patient and healthcare system benefits in preventing catheter associated urinary tract infections (UTIs) with further UK-based research recommended to confirm the positive results shown for people with long-term catheters and also to determine whether people with short-term catheters would benefit from using UroShield, particularly if they are considered at high risk of infection or have regular catheter blockages.
Encouragingly, NICE also reported that their cost analyses suggest UroShield may be cost saving in hospital and in people with repeated UTIs or catheter blockages in community care, and they recommend the expansion of use by NHS patients so that further real world evidence can be collected.
Publication by NICE of its recommendation for UroShield is an important step towards identifying the specific research required to achieve NHS approval for use by all of its patients at risk of catheter associated urinary tract infections and blockages. NanoVibronix is already engaged with the NICE team who are working with funding bodies to ensure they are aware of the priority of this further research.
About NanoVibronix, Inc.
NanoVibronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NAOV) is a medical device company headquartered in Elmsford, New York, with research and development in Nesher, Israel, focused on developing medical devices utilizing its patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology. The proprietary technology allows for the creation of low-frequency ultrasound waves that can be utilized for a variety of medical applications, including for disruption of biofilms and bacterial colonization, as well as for pain relief. The Company’s primary products include PainShield® and UroShield®, which are portable devices suitable for administration at home without assistance of medical professionals. Additional information about NanoVibronix is available at www.nanovibronix.com.
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