Milestone Scientific Inc (NYSEAMERICAN: MLSS) announced Monday that a hospital in Italy has become the first in the country to use the company’s CompuFlo system for epidurals in labor and delivery.
The medical-device company said in a statement that the CompuFlo systems helps customers, including Ospedale Pugliese Ciaccio di Catanzaro in Italy’s Calabria region, reduce failure rates and accidental punctures.
The device’s numerical, graphical and auditory verification gives anesthesia provides added confidence, according to Livingston, New Jersey-based Milestone.
CompuFlo is 99% successful in identifying the epidural space even for patients with a higher body-mass index, according to the company, citing a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia Journal.
“Pugliese Ciaccio’s new standard of care with the CompuFlo epidural instrument is good for both providers and patients,” said Pino Purrone of PF Medical, a CompuFlo distributor in the Calabria region. “We anticipate more hospitals will follow suit.”
Shares of Milestone traded at $0.35 in Monday’s New York trading.
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