The Firefly™ Device Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance to Market in the USA for Faster Muscle Recovery and Improved Muscle Performance after Intense Exercise

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Firstkind Ltd, a subsidiary of Sky Medical Technology Ltd, announce FDA clearance for USA commercialization of their sports recovery device, firefly™, indicated for increased lower limb blood circulation to decrease muscle soreness after intense exercise and improve muscle performance.

Incorporating this innovative device into recovery strategies in order to help an athlete recover back to baseline quicker can be a key determinant for success."

The size of a wrist-watch and worn at the knee, the battery powered firefly™ device delivers painless electrical impulses to the common peroneal nerve to activate the muscle pumps of the lower leg that return blood towards the heart. The mechanism of action emulates the blood flow rate normally achieved by walking - up to 60% - without having to move or exert energy. An alternative or supplement to active recovery, such as light jogging or swimming, the firefly device increases blood circulation without re-imposing cardiovascular strain.

A clinically proven medical device, firefly™ is used by elite athletes and teams in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sarah Thomas, former GB International hockey player winning an Olympic bronze medal in the London 2012 Games and now Director of International Sport at Firstkind, said: “Having experienced the benefits of using firefly™ as part of my recovery protocol in the build up to and during the London 2012 Games and introducing the device to other elite athletes and professional sports teams in the UK since joining Firstkind I am now looking forward to building strong networks in elite sport across the USA. Incorporating this innovative device into recovery strategies in order to help an athlete recover back to baseline quicker can be a key determinant for success.”

Since receiving FDA marketing authorisation we are already in discussion with professional teams in America and will be making further announcements soon. To find out more and register your interest visit our new US website: http://www.fireflyrecovery.us.

About Firstkind & Sky Medical Technology Ltd:
Firstkind Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sky Medical Technology, is a leading UK based medical devices company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Privately held and based in High Wycombe, Firstkind manufactures and distributes industry-leading medical devices utilizing OnPulse™, Sky Medical’s proprietary neuromuscular electro-stimulation technology, cleared by the US FDA to market the firefly™ device for increased blood circulation, for decreased muscle soreness after intense exercise, faster muscle recovery and improved muscle performance. The clinically proven OnPulse™ technology is non-invasive and embedded within the small, portable, one-size-fits-all firefly™ device.

Firefly™ and OnPulse™ are registered trademarks of Sky Medical Technology Limited and are covered by a family of pending patent applications. All intellectual property is held by Sky Medical Technology Ltd and covers the use of the OnPulse™ technology in a range of medical indications as well as sports recovery. To find out more about the firefly™ device and the OnPulse™ technology please visit: http://www.fireflyrecovery.com.

Sky Medical Technology Limited
Hawk House
Peregrine Business Park
Gomm Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13 7DL
United Kingdom

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