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Raydiance collaborates with Rutgers, MTF to develop innovative tissue processing approaches
Date:11/19/2007

Petaluma, CA and New Brunswick, NJ, November 19, 2007 Raydiance, Inc. today announced that is has entered into an innovative collaboration with Rutgers University and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the nations largest tissue bank, to improve the science of dermal tissue processing.

In a first-of-its-kind test, world leading tissue engineers will utilize a new type of laser developed on the Raydiance Ultrashort Pulse (USP) laser platform to maximize the transplants processed from donated dermal tissue. As part of this process, the collaboration will explore new ways to use the transformational power and precision of the Raydiance laser, which can instantly vaporize material without heat or residual damage at very precise scales, down to a resolution of several microns.

The collaboration involves MTF as the project sponsor, Rutgers as the center for developing innovative tissue processing approaches and Raydiance as the core laser technology provider. Experts from all three parties will work towards providing more advanced technology that results in less expensive and faster solutions for those in need of skin transplants for burn, complicated hernia repair, and reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Zhixiong (James) Guo, principal investigator for Rutgers University, said, Having worked with lasers for years, the Raydiance laser platform is one hundred times more powerful than anything I have ever used before. Not only can it separate skin more precisely and effectively, but also it has the unique capability to decontaminate the surface of soft tissue. If our tests prove successful, we will be able to disrupt and reinvent dermal tissue processing as we know it. This is great news for burn victims as well as those suffering from cancer, degenerative joint disease, arthritis and other skin trauma.

Bruce Stroever, President and CEO of MTF, said Over 900,000 Americans receive tissue transplants each year, but m
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Contact: Carl Blesch
cblesch@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x616
Rutgers University
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