Monteris Medical's laser neurosurgery tool wins 2015 Medical Design Excellence Award

A minimally invasive robotic laser neurosurgery tool has been selected as a 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards winner.

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Monteris Medical (Plymouth, MI)'s NeuroBlate minimally invasive robotic laser neurosurgery tool has been selected as a gold-winning product in the Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies category of the 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The 2015 MDEA winners were announced at the MDEA Ceremony held June 9, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, in conjunction with the MD&M East Event.

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With the NeuroBlate system, a surgeon makes a small hole in the skull, approximately as wide as a pencil. A small probe is then used to deliver laser light energy to heat and destroy the targeted tissue. The system combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and software-based visualization to allow surgeons to remotely ablate lesions in many locations in the brain, at the surface or deep inside, through a computer module. An MRI-compatible robotic probe driver helps the surgeon precisely guide the laser probe to the site and apply heat to it in controlled amounts, until the targeted tissue is destroyed.

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