TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Venus Concept Inc. (“Venus Concept” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VERO), a global medical aesthetic technology leader, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to market the Venus Freedom device in the United States.
Venus Freedom is a noninvasive, non-ablative device with three applicators for the delivery of non-thermal radiofrequency energy combined with massage and magnetic field pulses. It is intended for the treatment of minor muscle aches and pain, relief of muscle spasm, and temporary improvement of local blood circulation.
“Following the receipt of Health Canada authorization for our Venus Fiore Feminine Health System in July, we are very pleased to further expand our portfolio of technologies that can treat a broad range of common women’s health conditions with the FDA 510(k) clearance of Venus Freedom,” said Domenic Serafino, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Venus Concept Inc. “Venus Concept devoted nearly six years to developing this technology in order to create a comprehensive, safe and effective system that has the ability to treat a variety of different women’s wellness issues, addressing important medical needs and supported with significant clinical data. We look forward to commencing a limited launch of the Venus Freedom in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2022. We intend to sell the Venus Freedom using a unique utilization-focused business model which we believe will make the return on investment of this system very attractive for both Venus Concept and the OBGYN community.”
The receipt of FDA 510(k) clearance for Venus Freedom follows the recent receipt of Health Canada authorization to market the Venus Fiore Feminine Health System in July 2021. In Canada, Venus Fiore is intended for women who are post-menopausal, or have undergone surgically induced menopause, and is intended to treat the vaginal canal to improve symptoms of vaginal laxity and for increased sexual function, skin tightening/improvement in skin laxity of the Mons Pubis (MP) anatomy and the Labia Majora (LA) anatomy and to improve blood flow.
About Venus Concept
Venus Concept is an innovative global medical aesthetic technology leader with a broad product portfolio of minimally invasive and non-invasive medical aesthetic and hair restoration technologies and reach in over 60 countries and 19 direct markets. Venus Concept focuses its product sales strategy on a subscription-based business model in North America and in its well-established direct global markets. Venus Concept’s product portfolio consists of aesthetic device platforms, including Venus Versa, Venus Legacy, Venus Velocity, Venus Fiore, Venus Freedom, Venus Viva, Venus Freeze Plus, Venus Glow, Venus Bliss, Venus Epileve and Venus Viva MD. Venus Concept’s hair restoration systems include NeoGraft®, an automated hair restoration system that facilitates the harvesting of follicles during a FUE process and the ARTAS® and ARTAS iX® Robotic Hair Restoration systems, which harvest follicular units directly from the scalp and create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms. Venus Concept has been backed by leading healthcare industry growth equity investors including EW Healthcare Partners (formerly Essex Woodlands), HealthQuest Capital, Longitude Capital Management, and Aperture Venture Partners.
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Investor Relations Contact: Westwicke Partners on behalf of Venus Concept: Mike Piccinino, CFA [email protected]