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PEAK Surgical Announces Results of First PRECISE Studies at American College of Surgeons' Clinical Congress
Date:10/14/2009

CHICAGO and PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced results from the first of its PRECISE Clinical Studies (Pulsed Plasma Radiofrequency Energy to ReduCe Thermal Injury and Improve Surgical HEaling) demonstrating that its PEAK PlasmaBlade® tissue dissection device is associated with significant improvements in post-operative wound drainage, narcotic consumption, thermal injury, wound strength and return to normal diet volume compared with the standard of care.

The study results were presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 95th Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago by senior investigator Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner, Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center.

"The premise of the PRECISE studies is to more fully understand the impact of reduced thermal injury in human tissue and how that translates to post-operative recovery," said Dr. Gurtner. "These results, which build upon preclinical results presented at ACS in 2007, provide further proof of the improved patient outcomes provided by the reduced thermal output from the PEAK PlasmaBlade."

PRECISE Abdominoplasty Study Design

PEAK Surgical has initiated a series of clinical studies, called the PRECISE Studies to evaluate the use of the PEAK Surgery System in plastic and reconstructive, obstetric, general, orthopedic and oncologic surgery.

Results presented at the ACS annual meeting are from the first of the PRECISE Studies. This study is a prospective, randomized, single-blind controlled study designed to determine if an improved thermal injury profile would affect post-operative wound drainage, pain score and narcotic consumption, return to normal activity level and diet volume, and post-operative complications.

The study enrolled 20 adult females who were randomized to undergo an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with the PEAK
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