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|Pleasanton, CA -- July 12, 2004 -- AllMed Systems, Inc. announced that LISA laser products has increased the power specification of their 25 watt SPHINX Holmium to 30 watts. This laser is used primarily in Urology to break up stones found in the kidney, bladder, urethra and the ureter. Other small urological procedures such as bladder tumor and strictures can also be performed.|
The SPHINX lasers are manufactured by LISA laser products OHG of Katlenburg-Lindau Germany. LISA laser products is renowned for its range of Holmium and Diode lasers that are used throughout the world. "This extra power means that the SPHINX 30 watt is ideally suited to treat stones and small soft tissue procedures. This laser is unique, the fact that we can vary the pulso width from 150 microsecs up to 800 microsecs allows us to match the lasers performance to the surgical procedure", 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 30 watts to 80 watts. Unlike other Holmium lasers, the SPHINX offers a full range of reusable fibers from 200 to 1000 microns that can be sterilized and reused many times, which creates substantial cost savings for the user. 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 surgery. The surgeon can control the tip angle to steer the fiber into very tight spaces during the procedure.
LISA laser has utilized unique technology to develop RevoLix, a Continuous Wave 2micron laser which is the first innovation in surgical lasers in almost 10 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 prodice 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 OHG in the U.S. and is responsible for sales, marketing and service.
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