Entellus Medical assumes exclusive distribution rights for Image Guidance Systems for all ENT customers
AUSTIN, TX and PLYMOUTH, MN (May 24, 2016) – Entellus Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTL) and Fiagon NA Corporation announced today that they have expanded their agreement allowing Entellus to exclusively distribute Fiagon branded Navigation Systems and accessories in the United States and Canada. The expanded agreement enables Entellus to be the exclusive distributor of Fiagon Image Guidance Systems (“IGS”) to hospitals, in addition to ear, nose and throat (ENT) offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The integration of the Entellus XprESS™ Pro and LoPro Multi-Sinus Dilation Systems, and the Fiagon IGS, provide another level of confirmation to increase physician confidence in device placement.
In addition to the expansion into hospital settings, Entellus and Fiagon will introduce the Premium Fiagon Navigation System for hospital customers, complete with more advanced ENT and cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) applications.
“The addition of the Fiagon IGS to the Entellus portfolio has enabled more advanced procedures in the office setting through positive clinical outcomes and reduced costs to both the patient and healthcare system,” said Robert White, President and CEO of Entellus Medical. “Now with our expanded agreement, we will be able to support those ENT’s who would like to utilize this same platform in the hospitals where they practice.”
“Our system has been developed with simplicity and ease of use in mind. The result is a platform that is tailor-made for all settings where a physician may practice. The combination of the Entellus XprESS Pro and XprESS LoPro, along with the Fiagon IGS is a tremendous benefit for physicians and patients,” said Timo Kruger, CEO of Fiagon.
Fiagon’s Navigation Systems use an electromagnetic tracking system to locate surgical instruments during a surgery in relation to a patient’s CT scan. The use of surgical navigation tools allows surgeons to significantly reduce the risk to patients of each intervention and shorten surgery time by reducing the number of instrument changes.
Fiagon’s technology includes instruments that have a proprietary “chip on the tip” technology instrumentation that integrates seamlessly with the Entellus portfolio of malleable products. Together these technologies allow physicians to safely navigate challenging anatomy.
About Entellus Medical, Inc.
Entellus Medical is a medical technology company focused on delivering superior patient and physician experiences through products designed for the minimally invasive treatment of chronic and recurrent sinusitis in both adult and pediatric patients. The Entellus Medical platform of products provide effective and easy-to-use solutions to simplify everything from diagnosis and patient selection, to complex case revisions and post-operative care. Entellus Medical’s three core product lines, XprESS™ Multi-Sinus Dilation Systems, MiniFESS™ Surgical Instruments, and FocESS™ Imaging & Navigation, combine to enable ENT physicians to conveniently and comfortably perform a broad range of procedures in the office and simplify OR based treatment. Entellus Medical is committed to broadening its product portfolios with high-quality and purposeful innovations for the global ENT market. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.entellusmedical.com.
About Fiagon NA Corporation
Fiagon develops and manufactures the latest generation in innovative surgical navigation systems with its proprietary “chip on the tip” technology. In the last few years Fiagon, along with world-renowned physicians, have changed the standard in ENT navigation with its electromagnetic based navigation technology. This unique technology is currently in use for ENT, oral and maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery and spine surgery applications outside the United States, primarily in Europe, Asia and Russia.