Lays out key upcoming milestones for the next 12 months
ELMSFORD, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoVibronix, Inc, (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company utilizing the Company's proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, today provided a business update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.
Brian Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of NanoVibronix, commented, "When I first joined NanoVibronix as CEO, the Company had developed a potentially breakthrough technology, but lacked the key ingredients for success. The past 12 months have been transformational for the Company, as we have laid the foundation for our commercial launch in each of the key verticals. First, we completed a number of important trials that will be important for expanded regulatory approvals and validation for distributors as well as potential partners. We have a number of additional trials planned that we expect to complete near-term. Additionally, we have put in place the commercial infrastructure necessary to support an aggressive launch. Specifically, we have added a number of key hires to support our global sales and marketing initiatives. We also added a number of distributors in key markets. In the coming months, we plan to announce a number of additional distributors in both the domestic and international markets.
Looking ahead, we are seeking to accomplish a number of major milestones that should help drive value for shareholders, as outlined below:
LungShield™ & RenooSkin™
Overall, we are building substantial clinical data supporting the clinical efficacy of our devices. To-date, we have now completed the following clinical studies for our UroShield device:
We recently met with the FDA and expect to file a 510(K) Class 2 filing in the first quarter of 2019. Towards this end, we have several smaller studies planned and underway we expect to include in our submission, which we believe will help support our application, including an animal model in sheep, a comparative study of leachables from a urinary catheter with and without UroShield attached, which is already underway, and a small study of patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Given our past clinical data we are quite confident in our FDA submission and our goal is to receive marketing clearance in the U.S. by the third quarter of 2019, which we believe will be a major milestone for the Company. In the meantime, we are in active discussions with a number of potential partners in the U.S. and abroad, all of which should help drive value for shareholders. To-date, we have signed agreements with IMS Medical in the U.K., Instrumed Surgical in Canada and Morulaa HealthTech in India.
Turning to PainShield, we have signed a distribution agreement with Fabrication Enterprises in the U.S., Golfballs.com covering both the U.S. and international markets, IMS Medical in the UK, Morulaa HealthTech in India and M.D.S. Pharm Ltd. in Israel. We are very pleased with the strong support we have witnessed from both potential partners, as well as patients already using the device, including a number of high-profile sports celebrities who have publicly endorsed the product. We currently qualify for reimbursement codes in the United States for clinical use only, which require a prescription. We are currently conducting additional safety and usability studies to secure clearance without a prescription requirement, which we expect to complete by the first quarter of 2019. We believe this will help to dramatically expand the addressable market and remove a major barrier to commercial adoption by consumers. Towards this end and to satisfy the requirements of the FDA, we are completing a usability study to reinforce ease of use for consumers, redesigning the product, and revamping the user manuals and reference guides to meet OTC and FDA requirements. We believe these initiatives will help facilitate our approvals.
In terms of the supporting clinical data for PainShield, we recently completed a double blinded, crossover trial across the US for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, which is considered one of the most chronically painful conditions and is associated with a high suicide rate directly attributable to the condition. As previously disclosed, this trial included 59 patients with a diagnosis of unilateral trigeminal neuralgia; 30 in the active treatment group and 29 in the control group. The treatment group saw a 55.2% improvement in baseline scores vs 2.3% for control group. The treatment group saw a 46.4% reduction in breakthrough pain medication versus 1.5% for the control group. We believe the results of this study are quite compelling, and our plan is to have the final comprehensive data submitted for publication in a leading industry journal.
Finally, we are moving forward with a number of initiatives with WoundShield, LungShield™ and RenooSkin™. In the meantime, we continue to carefully manage our expenses. We have maintained a clean capital structure with sufficient cash to accomplish our near-term goals and have no long-term debt. Overall, we are making tremendous progress and look forward to providing further updates to shareholders in the months ahead.”
The Company filed its Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2018, with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 14, 2018, which is available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, or the Company’s website, www.nanovibronix.com.
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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