Bovie Medical Corporation (the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: BVX), a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, today announced that the Company has received initial orders for J-Plasma™ and has been granted its fifth patent for the product. The Company has five additional patents pending based on the J-Plasma™ technology.
In other news, the Company will be attending and presenting J-Plasma™ at the 41 st AAGL Global Congress on minimally invasive gynecology November 5-9 th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AAGL conference is attended annually by over 3,000 gynecologists from throughout the world.
J-Plasma™ is formed by passing helium over Bovie’s proprietary electrode, which is held at high voltage and high frequency, producing a luminous discharge beam. The electrode can also be in the form of a retractable surgical blade, providing multiple modes of operation in a single instrument. The extended surgical blade can be used for incisions and other cutting procedures, and when retracted, the blade is used to form the J-Plasma beam for coagulation. The extended blade can also be used in combination with the J-Plasma beam, providing an enhanced cutting capability with minimal impact on surrounding tissue.Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements Certain matters discussed in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Federal securities laws. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this news release can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company’s Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. For forward-looking statements in this new release, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.