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PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA
Date:8/4/2009

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced the launch of the PEAK((R)) PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new product is indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT]) surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids.

"Having tried all of the energy-based device options on the market for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, I have found the PlasmaBlade TnA to be the first device that can effectively address both procedures," said Brian H. Weeks, M.D., otolaryngologist at Alvarado Hospital and Director of Minimally Invasive Head & Neck Surgery at SENTA clinic in San Diego. "The PlasmaBlade TnA not only cuts and cauterizes tissue precisely but the reduced thermal damage to surrounding healthy tissue has translated into clinical benefits for my patients."

"I have found the PlasmaBlade TnA to be an excellent precision dissection instrument that was specifically designed with the surgeon who does a lot of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in mind," said Kay Chang, M.D., associate professor of otolaryngology at Stanford University School of Medicine. "To date, my patients have experienced excellent post-operative recoveries, which I believe is due to the reduced thermal injury profile of this device."

The PEAK PlasmaBlade((TM)) is a family of disposable, low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation devices that offer the exacting control of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without the extensive collateral damage to surrounding tissue. The PlasmaBlade is part of the PEAK(R) Surgery System, which also includes the PULSAR((R)) Generator. The generator provides pulsed plasma radiofrequency energy to the PlasmaBlade to incise tissue
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