Navigation Links
American Medical Systems' GreenLight HPS® Approved for Use in Japan

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (NASDAQ: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today announced it has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to market and distribute its GreenLight HPS® laser therapy system for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, in Japan.

As the worldwide market leader in laser BPH treatment, AMS' GreenLight provides treatment with fewer side effects than TURP, improving clinical outcomes and patient safety for individuals with mild to severe BPH symptoms. The system is designed to enable the treatment of a wide range of gland sizes, as well as for patients on anti-coagulation therapy.

"We are thrilled to offer this leading-edge technology to provide a safer and less-invasive BPH treatment for Japanese men," said Mike Ryan, AMS' vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific, Latin America and Canada. "The approval of GreenLight represents a significant opportunity in Japan, as BPH is one of the most common diseases among older Japanese men, with the number of treatment procedures growing by over 4 percent each year."

GreenLight's high performance system (HPS) delivers efficient procedure times and the ability to treat large glands. The system will be offered in Japan through an exclusive distribution agreement with MC Medical, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation and a leading supplier of minimally invasive medical devices and supplies in Japan.

"Over 500,000 patients worldwide have been treated with GreenLight and with nearly 4 million men suffering from moderate to severe BPH symptoms in Japan, this is a great opportunity for us to help a growing population," Ryan said. "Not only does this expansion strengthen AMS' global presence but it also allows us to leverage MC Medical's highly regarded reputation within the Japanese urological community and its sales organization to reach key academic and private medical centers throughout the country."

For more information about AMS' GreenLight line of laser therapy systems for the treatment of BPH, visit

About American Medical Systems:

American Medical Systems, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is a diversified supplier of medical devices and procedures to treat incontinence, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), pelvic floor prolapse and other pelvic disorders in men and women. These disorders can significantly diminish one's quality of life and profoundly affect social relationships. In recent years, the number of people seeking treatment has increased markedly as a result of longer lives, higher-quality-of-life expectations and greater awareness of new treatment alternatives. American Medical Systems' products reduce or eliminate the incapacitating effects of these diseases, often through minimally invasive therapies. The Company's products were used to treat approximately 340,000 patients in 2010.

More information about the Company and its products can be found at its website and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2010 and its other SEC filings.

SOURCE American Medical Systems
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Christiana Care Breast Center First in Delaware to Earn American College of Radiology Accreditation
2. Plato BioPharma Presenting Poster at the American Thoracic Society Conference
3. Hologic Features New Minimally Invasive Technologies at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting
4. Reportlinker Adds Latin American Markets for Dental Implants, Final Abutments and Computer Guided Surgery 2011 (Argentina, Brazil and Mexico)
5. American Regent Resumes Shipment of VENOFER® (iron sucrose injection, USP)
6. May is Older Americans Month
7. Nonin Medical Announces Mark VanderWerf, Vice President-eHealth, Elected to American Telemedicine Association College of Fellows
8. Pearl Therapeutics to Present Complete PT003 Results from Phase 2b COPD Study in a Late-Breaker Session at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting
9. CVS Caremark to Complete Acquisition of Universal Americans Medicare Part D Business
10. Sanare and BrightSky Announce National Strategic Partnership with American Diabetes Association
11. American Scientific Resources, Inc. Announces Corporate Update
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ) has ... Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders and ... report to their offering. Boston ... scientific and others. --> The ... Boston scientific and others. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... Global Cell Surface Testing Market: Supplier ... to their offering.  --> ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier ... Emerging Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ProSidebar: Fashion is a set of ... With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily add an informative sidebar to any FCPX ... Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, and text with the ease ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is ... an array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world ... is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The ... and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have overseen financial turnarounds, ... and helped advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Patients at Serenity ... have come together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things that they are ... the Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote on index cards, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery ... to integrate dose form selection in early phase drug development. The first of ... and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners, and investors, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):