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Cynosure Enhances Industry-Leading Smartlipo Laser Lipolysis Workstation with Increased Energy and Intelligent Temperature Sensing

... unique characteristics. The 30-watt 1064-nm wavelength disrupts a broad region of tissue while heating the treated areas evenly. The 1064-nm wavelength also mediates blood vessel coagulation enhancing hemostasis. The 16-watt 1320-nm wavelength is highly concentrated with minimal scatter, and ...

New technique that scrambles light may lead to sharper images, wider views

... acute with details that are smaller than the wavelength of light. (Each color of light has a distinct wavelength -- green, for instance, has a wavelength of 530 nanometers, roughly the size of a typical ...

Ellex to Preview New Multi-Color Photocoagulation Laser at AAO

... in photocoagulators -- 1.5 watts of 561nm yellow wavelength and 1 watt of 670nm red -- permits the full ... green wavelengths, the Integre Pro's 561nm yellow wavelength creates a more gentle retinal burn and results ... between laser beam and tissue. The yellow wavelength is not absorbed by xanthophyll, which makes it ...

CoolTouch Launches 'CoolLipo Trio' Offering Physicians Three Functions in One

... on CoolTouch's signature 1320 nm wavelength, a wavelength that has a proven track record for fat ... ablation of varicose veins. This particular wavelength targets water within the cellular structure ... In 1994, CoolTouch introduced the first 1320 nm wavelength laser to medical professionals for non-ablative ...

Nano sculptures in gold

... The vibration in question is revealed by the wavelength that registers on the scale of the infrared ... fire a very intense infrared laser with a certain wavelength at the mix. The laser light is so intense that it ... and destroyed by the infrared light of a certain wavelength leave hardly any traces in the mass spectrum. The ...

Renowned Doctor Says Best Way to Obtain Crucial Vitamin D Is From Sun; but Still, Don't Forget Sunscreen

... back up its UVA protection claims with a critical wavelength value printed on the bottle. With this ... up to six hours in intense sunlight. Critical wavelength is an international rating system for UVA protection and LUCA's critical wavelength of 383nm is the highest available in the U.S. The ...

United States Patent and Trademark Office Accepts CoolTouch's Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent

... the '873 patent is invalid." The CoolTouch CoolLipo™ 1320 wavelength laser was designed to be superior to the Cynosure SmartLipo 1064 laser ... technology industry. In 1994, CoolTouch introduced the first 1320 nm wavelength laser for non-ablative wrinkle treatment. CoolTouch continued to set new ...

IRIDEX Announces Shipment of New IQ 577(TM) Laser Systems

... and audible confirmation of adjustments. "The 577 nm laser wavelength previously was available to ophthalmologists only in argon-pumped dye ... experience and expertise to develop the IQ 577, reintroducing this laser wavelength to clinicians in a modern product utilizing reliable and efficient ...

John A. Millard, M.D. is 1st Surgeon in Colorado to Offer Smartlipo MPX™

... melt fat, which is then removed from the body. The other laser, a 1320 wavelength device, heats water in the patient's tissues while melting some fat. ... surgical openings do not require stitches afterwards. "The 1064 wavelength is also absorbed by blood, so the patient experiences less blood loss and ...

CoolTouch Introduces CoolBlue Duet(TM) Laser Lipolysis Suction Handpiece

... and thighs. The excellent tissue absorption properties of the 1320 nm wavelength tighten the skin by directly targeting collagen and connective tissue. The ... with the most recent improvements." Dr. Weiss finds the CoolLipo 1320 wavelength provides excellent skin tightening and fat contouring ability not seen ...

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to non-visual effects of light

... of light that the retinal ganglion cells respond best to, and not the wavelength that the visual system detects best. In the second patient, a different ... pupillary contriction was stimulated most by blue light (~480 nm), the wavelength that pRGCs are most stimulated by. Given that the non-visual responses ...

Skin Cancer Prevention Update:

... SPF only provides a measurement of protection against the sun's shorter wavelength UVB rays, the proposed one-to-four star rating of a sunscreen's UVA ... of protection afforded by a particular product against the sun's long wavelength UVA rays," explained Dr. Read. "The Academy also commends the FDA for ...

Is a good night's sleep crucial for your health?

... the University of Surrey has been investigating the effect of blue short wavelength light on circadian rhythms and sleep in the young and elderly. A reduced responsiveness to short wavelength light has been observed in older people and this may have implications for ...

National Cancer Coalition Announces Angel Grant Recipients

... of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Taub's grant will be used to provide a new visible wavelength microplate reader, which is integral to his innovative research and treatment of acute leukemias. Eric C. Beyer, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief of ...

105-Day Mars Simulation: U.S. Studies Focus on Improving Work Performance

... work logs, and submitting urine and saliva samples. "Based on previous laboratory studies, we anticipate that during exposure to the shorter wavelength green light that melatonin will be significantly suppressed, resulting in better performance during overnight work," Czeisler said. "The findings ...

105-day Mars simulation: US studies focus on improving work performance

... and work logs, and submitting urine and saliva samples. "Based on previous laboratory studies, we anticipate that during exposure to the shorter wavelength green light that melatonin will be significantly suppressed, resulting in better performance during overnight work," Czeisler said. "The findings ...

X-rays for early Alzheimer's disease detection

... within the DOE Office of Science. How it works To make a diffraction-enhanced image, x-rays from the synchrotron are first tuned to one wavelength before being beamed at an anatomical structure or slide. As the monochromatic (single wavelength) beam passes through the tissue, the x-rays scatter ...

Oclaro Launches Eye-Safe High Power Laser Diodes at LASER 2009

... 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR ), a provider of optical components for industrial applications, has entered the eye-safe wavelength market with laser diode single emitter and bar products emitting at around 1.5 micrometer (um). The new long-wavelength devices target eye-safe ...

Schneider Introduces APO-Xenoplan 2.0/24mm Lens, Specially Designed for Kodak 4 MP Sensors Having Microlenses

... filters enhance the image contrast capabilities of vision systems that use advanced LED lighting, by allowing light only of a specified transmission wavelength (the "pass band") to pass through, while blocking any light at wavelengths shorter or longer than the pass band. Custom versions of filters ...

Expression of infrared fluorescence engineered in mammals

... Roger Tsien, PhD have shown that bacterial proteins called phytochromes can be engineered into infrared-fluorescent proteins (IFPs). Because the wavelength of IFPs is able to penetrate tissue, these proteins are suitable for whole-body imaging in small animals. Their findings will be published in the ...

CoolTouch Inc. Settles Diomed Lawsuit, Files Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent

... science-based, CoolTouch is considered a pioneer in the medical and aesthetics technology industry. In 1994, CoolTouch introduced the first 1320 nm wavelength laser to medical professionals for non-ablative wrinkle treatment. CoolTouch continued to set new standards in the industry with the launch of ...

Hollow gold nanospheres show promise for biomedical and other applications

... absorb near-infrared light efficiently. Zhang told Li he could synthesize hollow gold nanospheres that absorb light most efficiently at precisely the wavelength (800 nanometers) emitted by Li's near-infrared laser. "The heat that kills the cancer cells depends on light absorption by the metal ...

Carestream Molecular Imaging Releases Western Blot Kits For Added Convenience, Better Performance

... Nanospheres , which are available in four distinct wavelengths including three in the near-IR range. The kits are offered in several different wavelength combinations that include up to three X-SIGHT Nanosphere Conjugates, making them ideal for multiplex applications . Each kit is optimized for 10 ...

Human papillomavirus lesion identified at the dentist

... study, discovered that the blue light emitted from the VELscope also detects cancerous oral tissue. The study explains that when emitting a specific wavelength of light into the mouth, oral fluorescence occurs, which in turn causes the tissue to emit its own light (this is called natural fluorescence). The ...

Cynosure Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008

... therapy. We also rolled out a series of technology enhancements such as the SmartSense(TM) intelligent energy delivery system and the Affirm Er wavelength for anti-aging applications. For customers, these solutions raise the bar for efficacy and safety in the aesthetic industry, and further ...

Cell phones using lens-free imaging promise to improve health monitoring

... Shadow imaging), has now been successfully installed in both a cell phone and a webcam. Both devices acquire an image in the same way, using a short wavelength blue light to illuminate a blood, saliva or other fluid sample. LUCAS captures an image of the microparticles in the solution using a sensor array. ...

Sciton Introduces ProLipo PLUS(TM), the Most Robust Laser-Assisted Lipolysis System Available

... the most powerful laser-assisted lipolysis system available. Sciton's ProLipo PLUS offers physicians a new level of flexibility -- its dual wavelength capability means that physicians can choose to use each of the wavelengths alone or combine the benefits of both wavelengths. This new technology ...

New Treatment Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder, from Harvard Mental Health Letter

... have also been promising. Blue light. Studies have found that cells in the retina are particularly sensitive to blue light, suggesting that this wavelength may powerfully affect circadian rhythms. Researchers are investigating whether blue light might provide the same benefit as white light but with less ...

Novel Solid-State Laser Design Based on Synthetic Diamond From Element Six Opens up New Applications

... Raman active crystals, it should be an excellent Raman medium and allow us to generate much higher output powers." In addition, diamond shifts the wavelength slightly further than the Raman-active crystals that are currently used which may extend its application potential. "The team at the Institute of ...

Soon to Be Released: Lutronic Announces the MOSAIC eCO2, the World's First 'Smart' Fractional CO2 Laser System for Treating Aesthetic and Dermatological Conditions, Will Soon Be Coming to the U.S. Market for Commercial Use

... scars, and uneven pigmentation, such as lentigines and dyschromia. The MOSAIC eCO2 Laser System utilizes a CO2 tube to generate a laser beam with a wavelength of 10.6 um. Taken together with the unique scanner hand piece, the physician can optimize the effect for different applications by controlling the ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008

... the structure to light changes its shape so that "blades" stop spinning, putting on the brakes. The braking power can be turned off by altering the wavelength of light exposure, they add. MTS ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "A Pentiptycene-Derived Light-Driven Molecular Brake" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ...

Lutronic Inc. Announces FDA Clearance of Its Spectra VRM III Q-Switched Nd: Yag Laser System for Treating a Broad Spectrum of Dermatological and Aesthetic Conditions

... and manufacturers of medical laser systems, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to market its Spectra VRM III multiple laser wavelength system. This dual pulse Q-Switched Nd: Yag laser is the feature-laden successor to the Spectra VRM II. It is specifically designed to treat a wide ...

Recent Advances Make Sunscreen More Effective and Easier to Use

... Higher SPFs and UVA Protection The SPF number on sunscreens largely reflects the product's ability to screen out UVB rays, the sun's shorter wavelength UV rays that are primarily linked to sunburn and skin cancer. In August 2007, the FDA proposed to increase the maximum SPF ratings for sunscreens and ...

Laser Energetics Files Patent Application for a New BrightStar(TM) Alexandrite Laser

... be conductively air cooled to compete favorably against water cooled lasers in many applications. In addition, these lasers have one of the greatest wavelength tuning ranges with a bandwidth of over 250nm. The company is pursuing markets that are diverse yet can use the same laser with their compact user ...

New techniques improve imaging quality, not diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus

... technique, NBI, was developed that uses light that penetrates the tissue at varying levels depending on the chosen wavelength. Light of a short wavelength (e.g. blue light in the visible spectrum) penetrates very little, allowing for improved surface detail imaging. Two other additives were applied to ...

Acne And Rosacea Getting You Down? Laser, Light And Cosmetic Treatments Give Patients A Much-Needed Boost

... that has been used for many years to treat the redness and visible blood vessels that occur from rosacea is the pulsed dye laser (PDL). This laser's wavelength effectively targets the obvious blood vessels, absorbing them through the light-attracting molecules that work to destroy them. PDL also can reduce ...

Laser Energetics Provides Joint Venture Update to Shareholders

... be conductively air cooled to compete favorably against water cooled lasers in many applications. In addition, these lasers have one of the greatest wavelength tuning ranges with a bandwidth of over 250nm. The company is pursuing markets that are diverse yet can use the same laser with their compact user ...

Laser Energetics Receives a $550,000 Order for a Dental Laser System

... be conductively air cooled to compete favorably against water cooled lasers in many applications. In addition, these lasers have one of the greatest wavelength tuning ranges with a bandwidth of over 250nm. The company is pursuing markets that are diverse yet can use the same laser with their compact user ...

CoolTouch Introduces CoolLipo(TM) Laser System, Recently FDA Cleared for Laser-Assisted Lipolysis

... Institute in Portland, Oregon has evaluated the safety and efficacy of laser lipolysis on the underchin & jowl of thirty patients. He found the 1320 wavelength in conjunction with conventional aspiration was twice as effective as aspiration alone. "By choosing light that is more highly absorbed, we are ...

Light and sound -- the way forward for better medical imaging

... types of soft human tissue to identify and map features that other imaging methods cannot distinguish so well. By appropriate selection of the wavelength of the laser pulses, the light can be controlled to penetrate up to depths of several centimetres. The technique therefore has important potential ...
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