Trimedyne wins new U.S. patent on fiber lasers for BPH treatment, back and neck surgery

FEBRUARY 20, 2009--The U.S. Patent Office has issued surgical laser manufacturer Trimedyne Inc. (Lake Forest, CA) a patent covering an improvement in side firing laser fibers that increases the fiber's tissue vaporization rate and durability. The invention is one of several advances Trimedyne has incorporated into its new DuraMAX Side Firing Fiber. This laser will be marketed by Boston Scientific (Natick, MA) in the U.S. and Japan, and by Lumenis (Yokneam, Israel), one of the world's largest manufacturers of medical lasers, throughout the rest of the world.

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