DELRAY BEACH, Fla., June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VeriTeQ Corporation ("VeriTeQ" or the "Company") (OTC Markets:VTEQ), a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, announced today that more than 10,000 women have now received Motiva Implant Matrix® breast implants, manufactured by Establishment Labs S.A. ("EL"), with VeriTeQ's Q Inside Safety Technology™.
VeriTeQ's FDA cleared Q Inside Safety Technology™ acts as an electronic serial number in breast implants and other implantable and reusable medical devices to provide physicians and patients access to secure online databases to retrieve device-specific data, such as serial number, manufacturer name, date of manufacture, lot number, volume, size, and other data from the medical device manufacturer. Q Inside Safety Technology™ may also provide an extra level of protection to the patient in the event of a recall or other safety event.
"This is further proof that women seeking breast augmentation demand the highest safety profile for this procedure and as a result are increasingly choosing Motiva breast implants with Q Inside Safety Technology," said Juan Jose Chacon-Quiros, CEO of EL.
Scott R. Silverman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VeriTeQ, stated, "Better technology means better products, and the combination of EL's advanced breast implants with our Q Inside Safety Technology is transforming the global aesthetics industry to provide a best-in-class product for the ultimate in patient safety and device quality. The adoption we are seeing among patients and physicians is a testament to that."
EL's Motiva Implant Matrix® Ergonomix™, VelvetSurface® PLUS, and SilkSurface® PLUS, all with VeriTeQ's Q Inside Safety Technology, have received CE Mark approval.
VeriTeQ develops innovative, proprietary RFID technologies for implantable medical device identification, and dosimeter technologies for use in radiation therapy treatment. VeriTeQ offers the world's first FDA cleared RFID microchip technology that can be used to identify implantable medical devices, in vivo, on demand, at the point of care. VeriTeQ's dosimeters provide patient safety mechanisms while measuring and recording the dose of radiation delivered to a patient in real time. For more information on VeriTeQ, please visit www.veriteqcorp.com.
Establishment Labs is a global privately held breast, body and facial aesthetic company, with offices in Florida, Costa Rica and Belgium, that designs, develops, manufactures and markets an innovative product portfolio consisting of advanced silicone-filled breast (www.motivaimplants.com) and body shaping implants. Utilizing only the highest quality of medical grade silicones, the CE-marked Motiva Implant Matrix® line is rigorously scrutinized by professional Quality Engineers throughout the entire manufacturing process. All of its products are manufactured in full compliance with ISO and EU requirements, and are certified under the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC. For more information on EL, please visit www.establishmentlabs.com.
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