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PEAK Surgical Introduces PlasmaBlade(TM) Product Line Extensions for Use in General Surgery
Date:10/28/2008

lade. Because the radiofrequency is provided in short on-and-off pulses and the blade contains a highly insulated cutting electrode, the PlasmaBlade cuts tissue at an average temperature that is half that of a conventional electrosurgery device and can be as low as 50 degrees Centigrade. This temperature reduction results in reduced heat transfer and significantly less damage to surrounding tissues compared with traditional electrosurgical devices. The PlasmaBlade also can dissect tissue in a wet or dry surgical field.

The pulsed plasma-mediated discharges and electrode insulation techniques were originally developed at the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory and Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University.

About PEAK Surgical, Inc.

PEAK Surgical, Inc. is a medical device company that has developed the PEAK(R) Surgery System, a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology that represents an important advance in radiofrequency surgical technologies. The PEAK Surgery System consists of the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM), a family of disposable cutting tools that offer the exacting control of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without extensive collateral damage, and the PULSAR(TM) Generator, which supplies pulsed plasma radiofrequency energy to the PlasmaBlade. The PEAK Surgery System is cleared for use in general surgery in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.peaksurgical.com.


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