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Vycor Medical to unveil VBAS product line extension and prototypes at CNS 65th annual meeting in New Orleans

Vycor Medical, a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, will introduce its ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS) product line extension and prototypes at the 2015 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting.

The event will be held at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans September 26-30, 2015.

Attendees may visit the company’s booth to learn about its two new ViewSite TC model devices that are half the diameter of VBAS smallest devices. The devices were developed in close collaboration with a leading neurosurgeon, who identified a need for a much smaller VBAS than those currently available to allow less invasive surgery yet still enable the use of instruments such as endoscopes.

The smaller size also enables minimally invasive approaches to areas where existing retractors are too potentially invasive, such as the ventricles. The company expects the devices to be commercially available in the fourth quarter of this year.

Peter Zachariou, CEO of Vycor, commented: "The VBAS product line extension allows us to better address under-served neurosurgical needs in the market and is consistent with our stated objective of adding new product variations to our core VBAS product line. Given the devices’ extremely small dimensions and smooth shape, we believe the product features represent a significant step forward in minimally invasive brain access and retraction.

"We see our two new devices helping us address an estimated 25,000 procedures in the U.S. which were previously un-addressable by Vycor’s existing VBAS product line."

Vycor will also showcase at its booth a finalized pre-manufacturing prototype of a set of four VBAS devices designed to be integrated with selected Image Guided Systems (IGS). Management strongly believes that the existing VBAS rigid structure lends itself well to being incorporated into the increasing trend of IGS surgery.

The products being displayed were developed in conjunction with input from both a leading neurosurgeon and a strategic company that is a leader in the image guidance space. The company plans to launch the products in the second half of 2016.