Technology | June 06, 2011

AngioDynamics Launches VenaCure 1470nm Laser for Treatment of Varicose Veins

June 6, 2011 – AngioDynamics has expanded its VenaCure EVLT System product offering with the global launch of the new VenaCure 1470nm laser to treat varicose veins with greater energy efficiency.

“Our VenaCure 1470 endovenous laser has shown to be highly efficient in the treatment of varicose veins, as it utilizes a lower power output compared with other lasers to achieve effective vein closure,” said Tom Kupec, Vice President of Marketing for AngioDynamics. “The new laser is complemented by the benefits of our NeverTouch gold-tip fiber, designed to result in improved procedure parameters for patients and physicians.”

The VenaCure 1470nm laser’s light energy is precisely delivered through the NeverTouch gold-tip fiber, and is more readily absorbed by the water in the blood and endothelial lining than is the case with other wavelengths. The NeverTouch fiber’s jacketed tip has been engineered to maximize clinical efficacy and minimize post-operative pain and bruising. It has a lower power density and is designed to virtually eliminate the risk of direct contact between the laser fiber and vein wall.

“Our research group found excellent vein closure rates, minimal postoperative discomfort and bruising, and a clear reduction in symptom severity over the follow-up period. By allowing for the more efficient transfer of energy to the vein, this new long wavelength laser translated into improved clinical outcomes as compared to short wavelength lasers we have studied,” said Jose I. Almeida, M.D., FACS, managing partner, Vascular Device Partners, LLC.

The VenaCure 1470nm lasers are manufactured in AngioDynamics’ Cambridge, U.K., facility, which has been established as a center of excellence and reliability. It has received the CE mark, and a 510 (k) approval.

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