LIVINGSTON, NJ--(Marketwired - July 05, 2016) - Milestone Scientific Inc (NYSE MKT: MLSS) today announced that Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine completed its pilot study and final report on the Company's computer-controlled injection and drug delivery technology. This was a controlled pilot study of 10 animals to determine the efficacy of using the CompuFlo® technology to identify a specific target when performing a maxillary foramen block in a horse. The study was conducted by Dr. Luis Campoy, Associate Clinical Professor in Anesthesiology and Analgesia and follows an earlier preliminary study conducted in 2015.
The pilot study confirmed that Milestone's CompuFlo® instrument can identify a target with a high level of accuracy using the instrument's Dynamic Pressure Sensing® (DPS) capability. In this study, the target was properly identified in all subjects on the first attempt. The study was conducted in conjunction with a letter of intent between Milestone Medical, Inc. and Mila International Inc, a major distributor of medical instrumentation for animals.
Milestone's patented technology regulates and controls the flow rate of fluid, minimizing tissue damage and allowing for painless injections. The Dynamic Pressure Sensing® (DPS) capability provides in-tissue pressure feedback. DPS provides medical practitioners with the ability to identify pressure signatures for the different tissue types and inject drugs at precisely the right location, eliminating guesswork. Additionally, the disposable injection handpiece allows for precise tactile control during an injection.
Dr. Luis Campoy commented, "The Compuflo® system performed as expected with a high level of accuracy and offered additional feedback while performing a maxillary foramen block in the horse. This device also has potential as a training tool for clinicians learning to perform this or similar blocks in which having tissue tactile feedback is of paramount importance, such as epidural injections in dogs, retrobulbar injections in horses, etc."
Leonard Osser, CEO of Milestone Scientific Inc., commented, "We are pleased to report the findings of this pilot study on horses, which further validates our earlier studies using Milestone's DPS® technology. Importantly, this study illustrates the potential of our instrument across a wide range of veterinary applications."
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) is a medical R&D company that designs, patents, incubates and commercializes a growing portfolio of innovative injection technologies. Milestone's computer-controlled systems make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. For more information please visit our website: www.milestonescientific.com.
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