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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

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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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Now online: info-krampfader.de/en provides information about the laser therapy ELVeS Radial™

ELVeS Radial™: A short and painless treatment with excellent prospects of success – the website info-krampfader.de/en offers comprehensive information on the innovative laser therapy ELVeS Radial™ of biolitec® for varicose veins – further information on info-krampfader.de/en

Jena, 28. November 2013 – Insufficient veins are a common illness. According to estimates, every fourth to fifth adult has slightly altered veins. Often, the predisposition for connective tissue weakness and vein weakness are reason for varicose veins. When symptoms such as heavy, tired and aching legs occur, then the advice of a vein specialist (phlebologist/surgeon) is demanded. Because ill, dilated veins are not only a cosmetic but also a medical issue. In the worst case, severe cases of varicose veins can also be a sign for a pathologically altered venous system. Yet another reason to not delay the treatment. An efficient possibility to remove varicose veins is the ambulant laser therapy ELVeS Radial™ of biolitec®, a worldwide leading pioneer in the area of medical laser therapy. ELVeS Radial™ is a multifunction system for the treatment of different varix forms and easy to use. During ELVeS Radial™ laser therapy, the fiber is inserted through a small puncture site directly into the vein that´s being treated.

Afterwards the vein is closed from the inside, without injuring the surrounding tissue. Pain and hematomas can thus be nearly completely avoided. The whole treatment takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. The desired result shows itself right after the minimal medical intervention in a gentle way. During the treatment as well as afterwards, the patient is feeling hardly any to no discomfort at all, so that a fast resumption of the daily activities is possible. The therapy can be covered by the medical insurance company after consultation.

Are you also suffering from varicose veins and are looking for information on the gentle laser therapy of biolitec®? Then visit the website www.info-krampfader.de/en now. It is also available in a German version. On the website, you will find a detailed definition of the disease, its symptoms and prophylaxis as well as a description of the different possibilities for treatment with their advantages and disadvantages.

On the welcome page, we keep you updated on the latest information and innovations regarding the ELVeS Radial™ laser therapy through the item „In Focus“. If you need further material and information on the biolitec® therapy, please request it under „Bulletin“ or „More information“. Furthermore, the latest press releases and editorial contributions regarding this topic will be published regularly on the website for your disposal. To learn where an office or clinic in your area uses the ELVeS Radial™ laser therapy, you can use the service under „The right doctor“ to find a contact address. For questions you can also contact kontakt@info-krampfader.de or the biolitec® hotline +49(0)1805/010276.

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 treatment of cancer with Foscan®, biolitec® primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS Radial™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is the laser system most often used worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins. Ceralas® HPD laser therapy enables a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in urology. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, orthopedics, gynecology as well as ophthalmology also belong to the business field of biolitec®. Further information at www.biolitec.com.

Kontakt:
biolitec AG
Jörn Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Straße 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 6172/ 27159-20
joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
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

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