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PEAK Surgical Announces Completion of First PRECISE Clinical Study, Receipt of Medical Design Excellence Award for PEAK(R) Surgery System and Achievement of Over 1,000 Surgeries Using PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)
Date:4/7/2009

- Company Reports Significant Uptake of PlasmaBlade by U.S. Surgeons Since Product Launch -

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology, announced today several milestones related to its PEAK(R) Surgery System, which includes the PULSAR(R) Generator and the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) family of disposable, low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation devices. These milestones include:

  • Completion of the first clinical study in the series known as the PRECISE (Pulsed Plasma Radiofrequency Energy to ReduCe Thermal Injury and Improve Surgical HEaling) Clinical Study series evaluating improved surgical incision healing following use of the PEAK Surgery System in plastic and reconstructive, gynecologic and oncologic surgeries. The PRECISE abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") study, a prospective, randomized, controlled superiority study of 20 patients, examined chronic wound healing, post-operative pain, drain output, scarring and return to normal activity, and was conducted at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. PEAK Surgical expects to present trial results at several upcoming medical conferences.
  • Receipt of a 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for the PEAK Surgery System. The award recognizes advances in the design of medical products and evaluated entries on their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, and features that provide enhanced patient benefits.
  • Use of the PlasmaBlade by U.S. surgeons on more than 1,000 patients, including in general, gynecologic, and plastic and reconstructive surgeries.

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