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Intronix Technologies Corporation

Canadian Company Introduces Handheld Needle-EMG Guided Injection System

Toronto, Sept. 18 – Intronix Technologies Corporation will unveil “Myoguide”, their new injection site targeting, handheld device, at MEDICA 2009, November 18-21 in Düsseldorf, Germany.  

Clinicians use Myoguide to locate areas of hyperactive muscle fibers for treatment. These sites are often the source of pain and other hidden disorders. This multifunction device includes a single-channel EMG amplifier with stimulator, signal display with analysis, and EMG audio.

“Myoguide is particularly useful for needle-EMG guided injection applications carried out by Neurologists and other clinicians such as Otolaryngologists, and Physiatrists,” explains Dr. Evan Friedman, Intronix CEO and founder of the 25-year-old company. “It makes injections of neuromodulators such as Botox©, Myoblock©, and Dysport© – used for the management of pain, movement disorders, spastic muscle management and cosmetic applications – much more accurate.”

Myoguide houses an innovative injection site targeting system that gives users superior ability to see and hear EMG signals, display real time analyzed EMG, and use stimulation location.

Other advantages and benefits of Myoguide’s more accurate injection site targeting are:

•the integration of several systems into one convenient, highly portable unit

•helps identify involved muscles by pre-injection physiopathological evaluation, or pre-intervention evaluation. (Either by EMG or stimulation location) – which in turn may lead to potentially reducing drug dosages and hence, drug diffusion at sites surrounded by essential nerves and blood vessels. Reduced dosages can contribute to reduced future drug resistance.

– recent United States Food and Drug Agency (FDA) reviews underline the need to increase accuracy when injecting neuromodulators to avoid dangerous peripheral effects. 

In short, Myoguide helps make treatment more beneficial. To see how it works, or simply for more information on the new Myoguide, please visit us at MEDICA 2009 Düsseldorf, Germany: Hall 16 (Canadian Pavilion), Booth G 42 November 18-21, 2009. 

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