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AMS Receives 510(k) Clearance of Its Revolutionary MoXy(TM) Liquid Cooled Fiber for Fast, Safe Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 8:34am
Bio-Medicine.Org

MINNETONKA, Minn., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, today announced the 510(k) clearance of its revolutionary MoXy™ Liquid Cooled Fiber.

Designed to be used with the recently launched GreenLight XPS™ (Xcelerated Performance System), the MoXy liquid-cooled fiber provides fast and efficient tissue vaporization. MoXy's Active Cooling Cap™ technology utilizes 360-degree saline flow to maintain the temperature of the fiber tip for dramatically increased fiber longevity. The GreenLight XPS 180-watt laser combined with the MoXy fiber delivers 50 percent more power than the GreenLight HPS® (High Performance System) 120-watt system and a 50 percent increase in the laser beam area resulting in a faster and wider area of tissue vaporization. The new system maintains the same safety profile as the proven GreenLight HPS and PV systems, even with the increase in power and beam area.

"The MoXy fiber gives physicians the ability to utilize the GreenLight XPS system to its full potential for the treatment of enlarged prostate," said Joe Martin, senior vice president and general manager of BPH Therapies at AMS. "Vaporization efficiency is significantly improved to enable the removal of twice the tissue—as compared to our GreenLight HPS system— to effectively cut treatment time in half." </

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