ReWalk Robotics Announces French Distribution Agreement with Harmonie Médical Service
Exclusive Agreement with One of France’s Largest Medical Device Providers To Facilitate Distribution of ReWalk Systems to the Spinal Cord Injured Community
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and YOKNEAM ILIT, Israel, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: RWLK) (“ReWalk” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of exoskeleton systems, announced today that the Company has signed a new, exclusive distribution agreement in France with Harmonie Médical Service (HMS). Through the agreement, HMS will serve as the sole distributor of ReWalk exoskeleton systems to qualifying candidates with spinal cord injury (SCI) across France. HMS, one of the largest medical device providers in the country, will be able to distribute both ReWalk Personal systems for use in the home and community and ReWalk Rehabilitation systems in clinical rehabilitation settings of providers working with individuals with SCI.
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“The partnership with HMS provides an ideal structure to allow paralyzed individuals throughout France the ability to walk again,” said Jodi Gricci, Chief Commercial Officer of ReWalk Robotics. “Starting in 2011, Dr. Jacques Kerdraon at Kerpape demonstrated leadership and built data to show the value of this technology. As the product is now available for everyday use at home and in the community, HMS provides the resources, support structure and quality as a leading provider of products for injured individuals.”
“Our partnership with ReWalk is a real opportunity for HMS,” said Sébastien Chamereau, Head of Disability Activity for Harmonie Médical Service. “We have been working for 30 years in the medical materials domain with people who have lost their mobility. We have always looked for innovative technologies in this domain, especially with the arrival of the first stand-up wheelchairs and, later, intelligent control systems. Our goal is to provide maximum autonomy to our customers in their everyday lives. The ReWalk 6.0 offers new medical and social opportunities to individuals with spinal cord injury. In signing this exclusive distribution contract with ReWalk, HMS will foster the arrival of this new technology throughout France. It is when I saw sparkles in the eyes and a large smile on the face of a young paraplegic man using a ReWalk system that I knew why I really wanted to provide this product in France.”
Established in 1789, HMS is a renowned health service provider in France, with branches throughout the country and more than 500 employees. The distribution agreement with ReWalk will apply to all of the HMS offices across France.
About Harmonie Médical Service
Harmony Medical Service is a family-owned health service provider founded in 1789. The firm joined the mutual Harmony network in 1997, and now includes more than 64 agencies and 45 departments spread throughout the French territory. The company offers a wide range of products for sale and rent in different areas, including disability and mobility, medical equipment, comfort items, technical aids for home care, community health facilities, orthopedics, physiotherapy and management vehicles. For more information visit www.harmonie-medical-service.fr
About ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
ReWalk Robotics Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. ReWalk’s mission is to fundamentally change the quality of life for individuals with lower limb disability through the creation and development of market leading robotic technologies. Founded in 2001, ReWalk has headquarters in the U.S., Israel and Germany. For more information on the ReWalk systems, please visit www.rewalk.com.
ReWalk® is a registered trademark of ReWalk Robotics Ltd. in Israel.
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