New Contract is Expected to Increase Availability and Expedite Distribution of UroShield Across the United Kingdom
NanoVibronix, Inc., (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company utilizing the Company's proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, today announced its UroShield has been approved for sale by the U.K.’s National Health System’s (NHS) internal supply organization, NHS Supply Chain, through a new contract.
Brian Murphy, CEO of NanoVibronix, stated, “This new contract with NHS Supply Chain provides dedicated end-to-end supply chain service of our UroShield for every NHS healthcare organization. UroShield will be available to all patients who the need the device with full clinical support, through the NHS supply chain. It represents a significant opportunity for us to expand distribution of UroShield as it will now be made available to all clinicians and their patients through the NHS organization’s own supply channel. NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products and services for NHS trusts and healthcare organizations across England and Wales. The organization processes more than eight million orders per year across 94,000 order points and 17,465 locations serving as an integral part of the national healthcare system in the U.K. We are ramping up production to meet an increase in demand that we anticipate as a result of this exciting development.”
The new contract, which is designed to provide new innovative products for healthcare providers, begins in October 2022 and will merge with the existing Urology and Stoma framework contract in February 2024 with optional extension periods.
Under the contract, NHS Supply Chain describes UroShield as a disposable ultrasound device designed to reduce the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) by reducing bacterial colonization and biofilm formation on indwelling urinary catheters. This ultimately translates into improved outcomes for patients and care providers, reduces the need for antibiotics, catheter changes and washouts and incidence of hospital visits, thereby reducing nursing time, bed days and ambulance transfers.
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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