UK Firm Gets Nod for Device to Coagulate and Kill Unwanted Tissue During Surgery

by Gopalan on  May 25, 2009 at 2:32 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
 UK Firm Gets Nod for Device to Coagulate and Kill Unwanted Tissue During Surgery
Acculis Limited, the UK-based firm, has announced the clearance of its latest device for coagulating and killing unwanted tissue during surgery.

The device, designed for coagulations at the surface of the tissue fires controlled high power microwave energy into the target area causing it to heat rapidly and the cells to die. Liver surgeons around the world are using the Acculis MTA System to address tumours inside the liver using its existing needle probes that take the microwave energy to the centre of tumours. Using the same control unit, this latest device allows surgeons to address deposits on the surface of the liver without using a needle.

"I successfully treated a patient with severe symptoms relating to more than 40 liver tumours using both this surface device and the high power needle. It is an important addition to our capability alongside the existing high power microwave needle probes." commented Lloyd, consultant surgeon from Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The device will now be made available for patients in the UK and Europe under the CE mark at centres already employing the Acculis MTA System.

"The Acculis MTA System is a groundbreaking system for the inter-operative coagulation of tissue. Focussed and controlled high power microwave energy kills the target cells very rapidly by quickly raising their temperature while blood flowing around the outside of the target area keeps adjacent tissue cool. The simplicity of the system also allows surgeons and staff to focus on the treatment rather than on managing complex control and generator systems. We are delighted to add this new device to the range." said Acculis and Microsulis Managing Director, Stuart McIntyre.

Source: Medindia

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