ELMSFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoVibronix, Inc., (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company that produces the UroShield®, PainShield® and WoundShield® Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Portable Ultrasonic Therapeutic Devices, today provided an update on its efforts to expand distribution of its UroShield family of products.
In conjunction with the Company’s UK distribution partner, Peak Medical Ltd, the Company submitted an application to The National Health Service (“NHS”) Prescription Services for reimbursement of its UroShield family of products. NHS Prescription Services’ primary function is to determine the reimbursement and remuneration due when prescriptions are dispensed outside hospitals anywhere in England. All devices listed are nationally available on the NHS Drug Tariff. Listing of UroShield on the NHS Drug Tariff results in the NHS paying the cost of the device and not the patient.
Brian Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of NanoVibronix, Inc., commented, "We believe that inclusion in the NHS Drug Tariff enables UroShield technology to be reimbursed and gain broader distribution through pharmacies. Doctors and specialist nurses will be able to prescribe UroShield for patients who struggle with recurring catheter associated urinary tract infections (C-AUTI) and catheter blockages. This submission represents yet another channel that we are pursuing to get our products into the hands of the many patients who could benefit from them.”
Below is a sampling of testimonials that the Company has received from patients and clinicians:
“The wife of one patient swears that without the use of the UroShield, her husband would no longer be with us, as he suffered multiple infections and was resistant to many of the antibiotics. Since using the UroShield, he has not had any infections."
“The use of UroShield device has been transformational to N. and made his care much more straight forward. Given that UroShield contributes to a reduction in NHS resources, I strongly support the request for this to be provided by the NHS.”
Murphy continued, “We are hopeful of receiving approval of our application in the near-term as it could open many more channels for our UroShield products. Recent data from NHS indicates there were nearly 12,000 active community pharmacies and Dispensing Appliance Contractors responsible for dispensing medications, appliances and medical devices to NHS patients.1 Expanding our addressable market and points of distribution are essential to growing and scaling our business. If approved, this application could make it financially feasible for an increasing number of patients to have access to UroShield.”
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 devices can be administered at home without the assistance of medical professionals. 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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