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Ekkyo Describes the First Benefits of Controlled Hyperthermia in Humans in "Lasers in Surgery and Medicine"
Date:7/22/2008

r. Gwenaelle Iarmarcovai, head of Ekkyo's Clinical trials.

"This article confirms the benefits of the LASH technology to speed up the healing process and dramatically reduce or even prevent scars," said Alain Cornil, company CEO and co-founder. "We are now ready to launch EkkyLite(TM), our first laser system, which should soon become the reference for surgeons and their patients undergoing surgeries," he added.

**About the Clinical Pilot Study - Protocol no 0631

The clinical pilot study included 5 female patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV with linear surgical scars of greater than 2 cm. The main objective of the trial was to evaluate safety and performance of the 810 nm laser diode system.

Each surgical incision was randomly divided in two parts ; 8 cm receiving an 810 nm laser diode treatment. The other part was not being treated. Patients were treated with doses ranging between 80 and 120 J/cm2.

Scar appearance was evaluated for inflammation, thickness, width, discretion and linearity by surgeon and patient at 10 days, 3 months, and 12 months.

The final scar analysis at 12 months after laser treatment showed that the treated portion of the scar is of better quality as measured by the surgeon and the patient relative to untreated scar parts. No significant complications occurred during or after the course of this study.

About Ekkyo

Created in 2006 by one specialist in photomedicine, one plastic surgeon, one marketing expert specialized in medical devices and one specialist in production and quality processes, EKKYO formerly known as Heatwave Technology is a photomedicine company that develops first-in-class laser-based systems for scar prevention and reduction.

Resulting mostly from the pioneering work of Ekkyo's founding scientists and clinicians, Ekkylite(TM) is the first company's product. This very first Laser Assisted Scar Healing system combines a handheld laser, a "smart" safety device tha
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