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New study: Increased risk of thrombosis among patients with varicose veins – Laser therapy ELVeS® Radial® 2ring especially for varicose vein patients

Patients with varicose veins have four to five times higher risk of thrombosis – New study from Taiwan shows connection – Risk of pulmonary embolism also increased – ELVeS® Radial 2ring method by biolitec® particularly suitable

New study: Increased risk of thrombosis among patients with varicose veins - Laser therapy ELVeS® Radial® 2ring especially for varicose vein patients

ELVeS® Radial® 2ring fiber during the treatment (Source: @biolitec biomedical technology GmbH)

Jena, June 12, 2018 – Longer flight or car journeys, sedentary activities and sitting with bent legs for long periods have an impact on the blood flow. This is sometimes followed by swollen and aching legs. In unfavorable cases, this may even result in thrombosis: a blood clot or thrombus, which can cause pain and, in the worst case, pulmonary embolism. A visit to the doctor is inevitable in case of thrombosis. A connection with the occurrence of thrombosis has now also been discovered concerning varicose veins. Varicose veins are common, but rarely associated with serious health risks. However, a new study* published in February 2018 in Taiwan has shown that there is an association between the presence of varicose veins and the future development of deep vein thrombosis. The data basis for the study was compiled from a Taiwanese health insurance program. The aim was to examine the connection between varicose veins and increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or peripheral artery disease. Over 200,000 patients diagnosed with varicose veins or treated for varicose veins have been examined during the study. The control group without varicose veins was the same size.

In the group of varicose vein patients, the risk of thrombosis was five times higher than in the group without varicose veins – regardless of sex and age. The study also revealed a 70% higher risk of pulmonary embolism. In the first year after diagnosis, the risk of thrombosis was particularly high, presumably because those affected seek medical help only in cases of severe suffering and have not yet received treatment.

It can be assumed that varicose veins are a sign of a damaged vascular system with an increased risk of inflammation and thrombosis. In the event that acute and chronic venous diseases are diagnosed, the patients should discuss the personal risk with their doctor.

If it turns out that the removal of varicose veins is medically advisable, the minimally invasive therapy with the ELVeS® Radial® 2ring method of biolitec® is also particularly suitable for high-risk patients. With the ELVeS® Radial® method, the surgeon removes the varicose veins with a very fine laser fiber. The specially developed two-phase ring-shaped radiation of the fiber closes the vein from the inside, protecting the surrounding healthy tissue. The treatment is carried out within a short time and usually without general anesthesia. In addition, it enables patients to resume their lifestyle habits quickly.

Patients can find further information on the gentle laser therapy by biolitec® on the website www.info-varicose-vein.com. Information on doctors who apply the ELVeS® Radial® method is available to patients via the e-mail address post@info-varicose-vein.com and by telephone via the biolitec® hotline +49 6172 27159-11.

*ChangSL et al. Association of Varicose Veins With Incident Venous Thromboembolism and Peripheral Artery Disease. JAMA 2018; 319:807-17

A retrospective cohort study using data from the Taiwanese health insurance program. From January 01, 2001, to December 31, 2013, 212,984 varicose vein patients aged 20 years and older and a control group of the same number of patients without varicose veins have been included and compared. Patients previously diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) or peripheral artery disease (PAD) were excluded. The follow-up ended on December 31, 2014.

About biolitec
biolitec® is one of the world“s leading medical technology companies in the field of laser applications and the only provider which possesses all the relevant core competences in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT) – photosensitizers, lasers and fibre optic cables. Besides laser-supported treatment of cancers with the drug Foscan®, biolitec® researches and markets above all minimally invasive, gentle laser procedures.
ELVeS® Radial® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the world“s most-used laser system to treat venous insufficiency. The LEONARDO® diode laser from biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which has a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and which can be used across disciplines. The innovative contact fibre XCAVATOR® in conjunction with the LEONARDO® DUAL 200 Watt laser allows in urology a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostate enlargement (BPH). The light-weight LEONARDO® Mini laser weighing only 900 g was developed especially for mobile application on site. Gentle laser applications in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thorax surgery and pneumology are also part of biolitec®“s field of business. More information available at www.biolitec.com

Contact
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
E-Mail: joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
Url: http://www.biolitec.com

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www.biolitec.com: New website presents modern medical laser therapies

biolitec® has launched a new website – Functional modern design – Worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive laser therapies – Successful research and development in areas such as phlebology and proctology – 10 years ELVeS®

www.biolitec.com: New website presents modern medical laser therapies

biolitec®_Homepage_en (Source: @biolitec biomedical technology gmbh)

Jena, May 22, 2018 – The developer and manufacturer of medical laser systems for minimally-invasive therapies, biolitec biomedical technology GmbH, has unveiled its new online presence. A modern layout now stands for an adapted innovative website functionality and a better overview of the company’s versatile product and application areas: Thanks to the new tile design, the entire website is structured in a way that the extensive range of medical applications and laser systems of biolitec® can be recognized at first glance.

This principle of fast recognition can be found both in the subject area for doctors and for patients. This, for instance, gives doctors an immediate overview of all biolitec® lasers. For example, if the visitor clicks on the „Dual 100“ tile, he can, due to the simple depiction, see all the therapeutic areas in which this laser can be used.

The same applies to patients: The respective therapy subpages under the menu item „patients“ lead directly to the patient websites adapted to the special needs of patients, such as www.info-varicose-vein.com, which can also be accessed as independent websites.

Founded more than 30 years ago, biolitec® has become one of the world’s leading companies in the field of minimally invasive laser therapies – due to continuous research and development of its products. Thanks to subsidiaries, including in South America and Asia, its innovative laser systems and methods are available for a wide range of applications for gentle and low-intensity treatment options all around the globe. biolitec® lasers are often innovative alternatives to conventional treatment methods in phlebology, proctology, thoracic surgery, urology, gynecology, ENT and orthopedics.

For 10 years now, the unique ELVeS® Radial® 2-ring laser fiber of biolitec®, with its efficient and simple technology, has been convincing in the treatment of varicose veins.

As a result of intensive research, biolitec® has always been able to offer the most modern possibilities in minimally invasive laser medicine. The new LEONARDO® laser family by biolitec® includes the only laser systems available on the market in which two wavelengths can be adjusted and used independently and continuously during the treatment. The universal applicability of the lasers in various fields of application is unique.

Further information on all products and applications of the laser therapies by biolitec® is available directly on the new website www.biolitec.com.

About biolitec
biolitec® is one of the world“s leading medical technology companies in the field of laser applications and the only provider which possesses all the relevant core competences in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT) – photosensitizers, lasers and fibre optic cables. Besides laser-supported treatment of cancers with the drug Foscan®, biolitec® researches and markets above all minimally invasive, gentle laser procedures.
ELVeS® Radial® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the world“s most-used laser system to treat venous insufficiency. The LEONARDO® diode laser from biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which has a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and which can be used across disciplines. The innovative contact fibre XCAVATOR® in conjunction with the LEONARDO® DUAL 200 Watt laser allows in urology a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostate enlargement (BPH). The light-weight LEONARDO® Mini laser weighing only 900 g was developed especially for mobile application on site. Gentle laser applications in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thorax surgery and pneumology are also part of biolitec®“s field of business. More information available at www.biolitec.com

Contact
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
E-Mail: joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
Url: http://www.biolitec.com

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LEONARDO® DUAL by biolitec®: First medical laser for multifunctional applications in minimally invasive therapies

LEONARDO® laser family first universally applicable medical laser system with a combination of two wavelengths for use in several disciplines

LEONARDO® DUAL by biolitec®: First medical laser for multifunctional applications in minimally invasive therapies

biolitec® LEONARDO® DUAL lasers family (Source: biolitec biomedical technology GmbH)

Jena, April 19th, 2018 – The unique medical laser system LEONARDO® DUAL consists of lasers with 45 watt, 100 watt and 200 watt power ranges. These lasers are the most versatile medical lasers available for medical la-ser treatments, offering a variety of tissue interactions – for open and for endoscopic procedures with contact or non-contact delivery options. The possibility to use two wavelengths in one compact, mobile and space-saving laser system constitutes a clear benefit for the user, just as the multidisciplinary use of the lasers and the low-maintenance. Each wavelength can be individually selected or blended together to offer the desired tissue effects, such as incision, excision, vaporization, hemostasis and coagulation of soft tissue. All of the lasers are equipped with the two wavelengths of 980 nm and 1470 nm, which can be continuously used during the treatment.

The new LEONARDO® DUAL series lasers are suitable for minimally invasive procedures in phlebology, proctology, urology, gynecology, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, pneumology, ENT and aesthetic surgery. As the lasers feature not only a wavelength of 980 nm but also of 1470 nm, they are also ideally suited for the use in phlebology. The laser procedure with a wavelength of 1470 nm minimizes any post-operative inflammatory pain and bruising, due to a 400 times greater absorption coefficient in water compared to 810 nm lasers targeting hemoglobin. In addition, an easy-to-use system for a significantly improved treatment outcome is provided by means of the radial (360°) emission of the patented ELVeS® Radial® 2ring fiber.

The ELVeS® Radial® 2ring fiber splits the energy in two phases, which leads to an effective closure of the vein. By avoiding perforation of the vein wall and associated thermal irritation of the surrounding tissue, post-operative pain is minimized. The ELVeS® Radial® 2ring slim fiber was especially designed for the treatment of superficial venous reflux on perforator veins and small saphenous veins.

With the biolitec® therapies FiLaC® (Fistula-tract Laser Closure for anal fistulae), SiLaC (Sinus Pilonidalis treatment) and LHP® (LaserHemorrhoidoPlasty for hemorrhoids) for proctology, biolitec® introduced a new innovative minimally invasive method, where the diseased tissue is irradiated from the inside with the laser energy and thus gently destroyed.

Also part of the family and suitable for varicose vein treatment is the LEONARDO® Mini 1470 nm. Weighing only 900 grams, this device can be used mobile in the established treatment methods of biolitec® for venous diseases and other medical treatments. Besides the lasers, biolitec® provides a wide range of accessories and offers suitable fibers with specific characteristics that are perfectly coordinated with versatile therapeutic areas and the respective application, due to continuous research and development.

If you are interested in presentations or congresses on the subject of minimally invasive medical laser therapies by biolitec®, please have a look at our website www.biolitec.com (section Company/Events).

About biolitec
biolitec® is one of the world“s leading medical technology companies in the field of laser applications and the only provider which possesses all the relevant core competences in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT) – photosensitizers, lasers and fibre optic cables. Besides laser-supported treatment of cancers with the drug Foscan®, biolitec® researches and markets above all minimally invasive, gentle laser procedures.
ELVeS® Radial® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the world“s most-used laser system to treat venous insufficiency. The LEONARDO® diode laser from biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which has a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and which can be used across disciplines. The innovative contact fibre XCAVATOR® in conjunction with the LEONARDO® DUAL 200 Watt laser allows in urology a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostate enlargement (BPH). The light-weight LEONARDO® Mini laser weighing only 900 g was developed especially for mobile application on site. Gentle laser applications in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thorax surgery and pneumology are also part of biolitec®“s field of business. More information available at www.biolitec.com

Contact
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
E-Mail: joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
Url: http://www.biolitec.com

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ELVeS Radial™ laser treatment for varicose veins convinces phlebologists at UIP Conference in Seoul 2015

Unique ELVeS Radial 2ring™ fibers for varicose vein treatment proven as extremely effective on Seoul UIP Chapter Meeting 2015 – more than 800 participants from over 56 countries – clinical studies on quality and safety of the fibers excite expert audience – ELVES Radial 2ring™ and ELVeS Radial slim™ allow for effective and save treatments

Jena, 24. September, 2015 – The unique ELVeS Radial 2ring™ and slim™ fibers by biolitec were in the focus of clinical studies at this year“s UIP Chapter Meeting in Seoul, which took place from 27-29 August. More than 800 guests from over 56 countries attended the presentations of clinical studies in which the ELVeS Radial™ laser therapy for varicose veins was confirmed as an extraordinarily successful and gentle treatment.

Among the renowned speakers was Dr. Uldis Maurins, head of Maurina Vein Clinic in Riga, Latvia, who presented his studies „Technical tips for endovenous laser ablation from the Baltic“, and „Endovenous laser ablations with 1470 nm laser and radial fibers in varicose vein surgery“. In his studies, which can be found in the congress issue „International Angiology – The Journal of Vascular Biology, Medicine, Surgery and Phlebology“, Maurins explains that varicose vein surgeries with ELVeS Radial™ fibers are are extremely effective: With the 2-phase radial emission of energy through the ELVeS® fibers, the energy can be applied homogeneously to the vessel wall. Thus the vein is sealed accurately. The risk of perforating the vein wall is minimized, side effects of typical varicose vein treatments rarely occur. The ELVeS® fiber with an atraumatic fiber tip is inserted into the affected vein through a small puncture. Due to perfect view via ultrasound the fiber can be monitored and placed perfectly well.

In combination with the 1470 nm LEONARDO® laser by biolitec, ELVeS® fibers are the perfect solution for endovenous thermal ablation. The absorption coefficient of water in the vessel wall is higher when using the 1470 nm wavelength than it is with lower wavelengths of 810-1064 nm. Therefore the laser energy can be controlled better in order to avoid thermic irritations of the vessel wall. Dr. Maurins: „The ELVeS Radial™ procedure minimizes any post-operative inflammatory pain and bruising, due to a 40 times greater absorption coefficient in water compared to 810 nm-980 nm lasers targeting hemoglobin. Incompetent veins treated with ELVeS Radial™ showed a 30-40 % reduction in vein diameter one day after the procedure.“

Furthermore Dr. Maurins shows that a treatment with ELVeS 2ring fibers is also possible in the summer since wearing compression stockings may not be necessary.

About biolitec:
biolitec is one of the leading companies worldwide in the field of medical laser treatments and the only provider that possesses all relevant core competencies – photosensitizers, laser devices and optical fibers – in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Besides laser-based treatment of cancer with the drug Foscan®, biolitec primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS Radial™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is the most often used laser system worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins. In combination with the Ceralas® HPD laser, the innovative contact fiber XCAVATOR® enables a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in urology. The new LEONARDO® diode laser by biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which features a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and is suitable for interdisciplinary use. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thoracic surgery as well as pneumology also belong to the business field of biolitec. Further information at www.biolitec.com.

Kontakt
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
+49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
www.biolitec.com

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New FUSION® technology by biolitec®: Unique quality and safety with medical laser therapies such as ELVeS Radial™

biolitec® introduces unique FUSION® technology for the ELVeS Radial 2ring™ fibers for varicose vein treatment and all other biolitec products – quality and high-tech provided for utmost safety of laser treatments with biolitec products

Jena, 14. July, 2015 – biolitec®, worldwide leading specialist in the field of medical laser treatments, introduces its new and unique FUSION® technology. FUSION® provides physicians with the safest medical fibers on the market today, ensuring high-tech laser treatments for the patients“ wellbeing.

Especially the fiber products of the ELVeS Radial™ line have already proven themselves as the most gentle and effective alternative to traditional treatments of varicose veins. In the field of medicine maximum safety is crucial, in particular with regard to medical laser applications. Thanks to the innovative FUSION® technology the treatment of varicose veins with ELVeS Radial™ and the ELVeS Radial 2ring™ fiber was further refined: With FUSION®, the silica glass fiber caps are fused to the fiber instead of just glued. That way they resist even the highest temperatures and mechanical strains.

What may seem like a small detail is vital for the patients“ safety: When using fibers of low quality, the risk of losing the fiber cap is significantly increased. A lost fiber cap has to be removed during an emergency operation, which again exposes the patient to additional risks, side effects, and pain.

As with all minimally invasive laser procedures by biolitec®, the ELVeS® laser therapy for the treatment of varicose veins can be performed with almost no side effects. What distinguishes the ELVeS Radial 2ring™ fiber from other laser treatments is that this endoluminal treatment has a 2-phase radiation. This allows for an optimal homogenous radiation to the vessel wall, yet with less energy density of each ring.

Regardless of which medical field a biolitec® laser procedure is used in, all therapies are characterized by their high quality standards and maximum safety. Besides ELVeS® for the treatment of varicose veins, the same quality standards also account for LHP® and FiLaC® for the treatment of hemorrhoids and fistulas, for LIFE™ for prostate issues and for HOLA™ for the treatment of myomas. With minimally invasive treatments developed by biolitec®, patients may generally be able to get back to their daily businesses quicker than after traditional treatments.

About biolitec:
biolitec is one of the leading companies worldwide in the field of medical laser treatments and the only provider that possesses all relevant core competencies – photosensitizers, laser devices and optical fibers – in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Besides laser-based treatment of cancer with the drug Foscan®, biolitec primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS Radial™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is the most often used laser system worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins. In combination with the Ceralas® HPD laser, the innovative contact fiber XCAVATOR® enables a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in urology. The new LEONARDO® diode laser by biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which features a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and is suitable for interdisciplinary use. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thoracic surgery as well as pneumology also belong to the business field of biolitec. Further information at www.biolitec.com.

Kontakt
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
+49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
www.biolitec.com

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HOLA™ laser therapy by biolitec® shows significant advantages compared to other gynecological therapies

International School of Laser Hysteroscopy founded in Barcelona

HOLA™ laser therapy is the new alternative myoma treatment – used to gently remove myomas and polyps – International School of Hysteroscopy founded in Barcelona

Jena, May 5, 2015 – The HOLA™ laser therapy by biolitec is a gentle and effective outpatient laser treatment which can be performed under local anesthesia. Its laser light precisely removes the diseased tissue as it can be focused in a way that no surrounding tissue is damaged or open wounds are caused.

For the around 20 per cent of women at a childbearing age who suffer from myomas, numerous therapy options are available. Depending on size, position, and amount of the myomas, different therapy options may be applicable. However the biolitec laser therapy HOLA™ combines all the positive characteristics of a hysteroscopic treatment (a treatment through the vagina), and therefore differentiates itself in a positive way from other therapies in terms of application and result. The new HOLA laser therapy can reduce the risk of scar tissue and bleeding in the uterus. Especially when treating patients with the desire to have children therapies which preserve the uterus should be in the focus.

It depends on the physician“s recommendation if an embolization, which is the destruction of myomas through the injection of tiny gelatinous or plastic particles into the vascular system, or morcellation, where the myoma is mechanically destroyed, may be among the right therapy options. However the FDA currently calls for caution when performing morcellation, since in some rare cases a scattering of unrecognized malignant tissue into the abdominal region may occur due to shredding myoma.

New International School of Laser Hysteroscopy founded in Barcelona
Hysteroscopic forms of therapy like HOLA™ by biolitec become more and more popular, also because uterus-preserving methods are prevailing. The newly founded International School of Hysteroscopy in Barcelona has set itself the goal to pass on knowledge and techniques about laser-based hysteroscopic treatments to gynecologists worldwide.

During a hysteroscopic treatment a very thin tube with a small optic and a laser probe are led into the uterine cavity through the vagina, where the treatment is then very gently performed.

At the International School of Laser Hysteroscopy, gynecologists have the opportunity to receive profound specific training in the field of laser-based therapies in order to be able to perform outpatient treatments under local anesthesia.

About biolitec:
biolitec AG is one of the leading companies worldwide in the field of medical laser treatments and the only provider that possesses all relevant core competencies – photosensitizers, laser devices and optical fibers – in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Besides laser-based treatment of cancer with the drug Foscan®, biolitec AG primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS Radial™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is the most often used laser system worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins. In combination with the Ceralas® HPD laser, the innovative contact fiber XCAVATOR® enables a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in urology. The new LEONARDO® diode laser by biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which features a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and is suitable for interdisciplinary use. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thoracic surgery as well as pneumology also belong to the business field of biolitec AG. Further information at www.biolitec.com.

Kontakt
biolitec AG
Jörn Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Straße 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641/5195336
info@biolitec.de
http://www.biolitec.de

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ELVeS Radial™ therapy for varicose veins excites international experts at 10th Master Course of Phlebology in Riga

President-Elect of UIP present

ELVeS Radial™ therapy for varicose veins excites international experts at 10th Master Course of Phlebology in Riga

Riga Master Course of Phlebology group picture

ELVeS Radial™ laser therapy enthuses international audience of experts at 10th Master Course of Phlebology under lead of Dr. Uldis Maurins – safety and quality standard of biolitec® ELVeS Radial™ therapy – simple and minimally invasive

Jena, February 02, 2015 – For the 10th time the International Master Course of Phlebology was held in December 2014, and hosted by Dr. Uldis Maurins, President of the Baltic Society of Phlebology and director of Dr. Maurins Vein Clinic in Riga. Among the guests were international authorities of Phlebology such as Dr. Nick Morrison, President-Elect of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP), and his colleague and Vice President of UIP, Dr. Attilio Cavezzi, both respresentants of the international organization UIP whose goal is to advance excellence and innovation in the field of Phlebology and to advance the teaching of phlebologists.

The Master Course 2014 was again all about the latest and most innovative methods of varicose vein treatment. Here biolitec®“s ELVeS Radial 2ring™ therapy again proved itself as the ultimate solution. As a minimally-invasive and almost painless treatment option, which is also characterized by its high quality standards, ELVeS Radial 2ring™ was met with great approval among the international audience.

To his Master Course of Phlebology, Dr. Maurins welcomed around 70 guests from all over the world to participate in the workshop and become acquainted with the ELVeS Radial 2ring™ therapy by biolitec®.
While day one and the morning hours of day two offered theory blocks, the afternoon of day two gave the participants the opportunity to experience different treatments live, which were conducted by Dr Maurins himself, as well as by Dr. Morrison, Dr. Cavezzi, and some other colleagues. Within four hours, around 36 patients were successfully treated with the minimally-invasive ELVeS Radial 2ring™ therapy and the highly efficient LEONARDO® laser.

During the treatment ELVeS Radial 2ring™ fibers are used to make a minimally-invasive treatment possible. Having given local anesthesia respectively tumescent anesthesia, which allows for an almost painless treatment, the light-conducting ELVeS Radial 2ring™ fiber is introduced into the vein through a small incision, where it then seals the varicose vein from the inside with its 2-phase radiation.

Especially the high quality standards of all biolitec products make them extremely successful on national and international levels, and lead to an increased demand. The unique FUSION™ technology by biolitec®, where the silica glass caps are fused to the fiber and not only glued, guarantees a high level of safety during any procedure.

Depending on which country you live in, the costs may be covered by your health insurance. Please consult your physician.

For further information on the gentle laser therapy from biolitec® please visit: www.info-varicose-vein.com For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at post@info-varicose-vein.com or call the biolitec® hotline at +49-(0)1805-010276.

About biolitec:
biolitec AG is one of the leading companies worldwide in the field of medical laser treatments and the only provider that possesses all relevant core competencies – photosensitizers, laser devices and optical fibers – in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Besides laser-based treatment of cancer with the drug Foscan®, biolitec AG primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS Radial™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is the most often used laser system worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins. In combination with the Ceralas® HPD laser, the innovative contact fiber XCAVATOR™ enables a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in urology. The new LEONARDO® diode laser by biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which features a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and is suitable for interdisciplinary use. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thoracic surgery as well as pneumology also belong to the business field of biolitec AG. Further information at www.biolitec.com.

Kontakt
biolitec AG
Jörn Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Straße 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641/5195336
info@biolitec.de
http://www.biolitec.de

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Breakthrough Medical Laser Innovations: biolitec® presents ELVeS Radial slim? and ELVeS Radial 2ring? Fibres for Varicose Vein Treatment

Minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment further optimised through Radial® fibres by biolitec® – Excellent characteristics, perfect positioning and maximum efficiency of the laser beam – Treatment significantly more gentle – Hundreds of thousands of patients already treated with ELVeS®

Jena, February 7, 2012 – www.biolitec.de – With the development of the two novel fibres ELVeS Radial slim? and ELVeS Radial 2ring?, Jena-based biolitec® AG has set new standards in minimally-invasive laser therapy. The leader in this medical laser technology brings innovations to the market that will make the treatment of varicose veins even more precise, gentle and effective. Both fibre innovations open up a vast potential of specific new vein treatment optio
ns and thus make long-term treatments with all their side-effects and risks even less necessary than before.
The novel ELVeS Radial slim? fibre optimises the minimally-invasive intervention due to its extremely thin diameter. As a result, the fibre is extremely versatile and therefore suitable for more complicated anatomies, perforator veins and side branches. Recurrences after stripping treatments can be cured gently. The Radial 2ring? fibre splits the laser power into two phases by a distance of rings of 6mm. In this way energy density can be reduced at an unchanged power level which leads to a more homogeneous radiation within the vein. With their respective specific advantages, both fibre innovations contribute to fully realising the vast potential of endovenous vein laser treatments.
To physicians the new ELVeS Radial? fibres allow an even more precise mode of operation and a better control during the intervention. Dr. Wolfgang Neuberger, CEO of biolitec®, commented on the technological breakthrough: „We take the challenge to continually explore the boundaries of science and technology to deliver the next innovation in minimally-invasive procedures.“ This strategy has already shaped the treatment options for varicose veins massively, and the new fibres will foster this process further: They emit laser energy 360°-radially and thereby provide for a homogeneous photothermic impact on the inner vein wall leading to even, effective and sustained closure of the vein. The radiation profile is optimal avoiding perforation of the sensitive surrounding tissue. In addition, the new design of the Radial 2ring? provides for an easier pullback technique.
The ELVeS Radial? intervention is conducted under local anaesthesia and the duration of the treatment is merely 30-45 minutes. Inpatient care is dispensable. The patient can get back to normal activities immediately and scarring is minimised.
Patients previously treated with the new ELVeS Radial? fibres reacted very positively to the treatment and report extraordinarily fast reconvalescence and good healing successes. The numerous advantages of the ELVeS® system already show in vast success in quantitative terms: Hundreds of thousands of patients already treated worldwide making ELVeS® the innovative treatment market leader in minimally-invasive solutions for varicose veins.
Dr. Neuberger, CEO of biolitec®: „We never stopped pioneering new endovenous laser treatments and never will.“

About biolitec®
biolitec® AG worldwide is one of the leading companies in the field of medical laser treatment and the only provider that possesses all the relevant core competencies – photosensitizers, laser devices and optical fibres – in the field of photodynamic therapy (PTD). Besides the laser treatment of cancer with Foscan®, biolitec® primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the laser system most often used worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins, the Evolve? laser has established as gentle treatment in urology. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, orthopaedics and ophtalmology as well as aesthetics also belong to the business field of biolitec®. biolitec® AG is listed in the Prime Standard and the German Entrepreneurial Index GEX® (ISIN DE0005213409). Further information at www.biolitec.de.

Kontakt:
biolitec AG
Jörn Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Straße 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 69/959083-20

http://www.biolitec.de
info@biolitec.de

Pressekontakt:
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Jörn Gleisner
Gutleutstraße 75
60329 Frankfurt
joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
+49 (0) 69 / 959083-20
http://www.biolitec.de