OmniGuide gains EU approval for flexible fibres for CO2 surgical lasers
5 August 2007
OmniGuide, Inc. has received the CE mark for its
OmniGuide fibre delivery system for CO2 surgical lasers. This will make
flexible fibre delivery of a CO2 laser for minimally invasive surgery
available in Europe and other countries that accept the CE mark.
now, CO2 lasers have limited applications to invasive surgery due
to the absence of a fibre delivery system at their wavelength of operation.
CO2 laser energy offers unparalleled precision and a high degree
of control over penetration into soft tissue. These attributes are critical
in otology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, and pulmonology procedures
for which there is the potential to damage delicate untargeted structures.
"The CE Mark approval of our flexible fibre delivery system for CO2
lasers is a significant step forward for our surgical business," said Prof.
Yoel Fink, OmniGuide Founder. "This is the next step in opening new
opportunities through additional markets for the surgical product portfolio
based on OmniGuide's CO2 fibre technology. The approval will
allow OmniGuide to fully engage the surgical market in CE countries and
drive new minimally invasive treatment modalities in multiple specialties."
Surgical cases will be performed initially by the Department of
Otolaryngology at the CHUV Medical Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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