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|Pleasanton, CA -- January 21, 2004 -- AllMed Systems, Inc. announced that it has been granted clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market and sell two new surgical laser product lines. These lasers are used in minimally invasive surgical procedures in many different specialties ranging from Arthroscopy to Urology.|
Both of these laser products are manufactured by LISA laser products OHG of Katlenburg-Lindau Germany. LISA laser products OHG is renowned for its range of Holmium and Diode lasers that are used throughout the world. "We are very proud to be entering the U.S. market with these products," commented Dr. Heinrich Teichmann, Managing Director of LISA laser products OHG.
The SPHINX is a family of pulsed Holmium lasers that range in power from 25 watts to 80 watts, however, unlike other Holmium lasers the SPHINX utilizes a refrigerant chiller that ensures maximum performance is maintained throughout the surgical procedure. A full range of reusable fibers from 200 to 1000 microns is available that can be re-sterilized and used many times, saving money. The SPHINX is used in Arthroscopy, Urology, ENT, Gynecology, Gastroenterology and Spinal surgery. AutoFlex is a new handpiece with a bendable tip that is utilized with the SPHINX laser in minimally invasive spinal surgery. The surgeon can control the tip angle to steer the fiber into very tight spaces during the denuclearization of the spinal disk.
LISA laser products has utilized breakthrough technology to develop RevoLix, a Continuous Wave 2micron laser which is the first innovation in surgical lasers in almost ten years. RevoLix is the only CW 2micron laser in the world that has been approved for medical procedures in the U.S. market and it overcomes many of the problems associated with pulsed lasers when being used for ablation and incision of soft tissue. Visualization is vastly improved because of the lack of the "bubble effect", lower laser powers are needed to produce a smoother incision with much less trauma to surrounding structures. "I believe that we will see many new surgical applications gaining FDA approval for the RevoLix over the course of the next year," said Dr. Teichmann. "It is already being used in Europe for Neurosurgery and many other endoscopic procedures."
AllMed Systems, Inc. is the exclusive distributor for LISA laser products in the U.S. and is responsible for sales, marketing and service.
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