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PEAK Surgical, Inc. Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) TnA - New Tonsil and Adenoid Tissue Dissection Device Further Extends PlasmaBlade Family


8/4/2009 10:10:52 AM

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced the launch of the PEAK((R)) PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new product is indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT]) surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids.

"I have found the PlasmaBlade TnA to be an excellent precision dissection instrument that was specifically designed with the surgeon who does a lot of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in mind," said Kay Chang, M.D., associate professor of otolaryngology at Stanford University School of Medicine. "To date, my patients have experienced excellent post-operative recoveries, which I believe is due to the reduced thermal injury profile of this device."

PEAK Surgical has initiated a series of clinical studies, called the PRECISE Studies (Pulsed Plasma Radiofrequency Energy to ReduCe Thermal Injury and Improve Surgical HEaling), to evaluate the use of the PEAK Surgery System in plastic and reconstructive, ENT and oncologic surgery. Initial study results are expected later this year.

About PEAK Surgical, Inc.

PEAK Surgical, Inc. is a medical device company that has developed the PEAK(R) Surgery System, a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology that represents an important advance in radiofrequency surgical technologies. The PEAK Surgery System consists of the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM), a family of disposable cutting devices that offer the exacting control of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without extensive collateral damage, and the PULSAR(R) Generator, which supplies pulsed plasma radiofrequency energy to the PlasmaBlade. The PEAK Surgery System is cleared for use in general, plastic and reconstructive, ENT, gynecologic, orthopedic, arthroscopic, spinal and neurological surgical procedures in the United States, and for use in general surgery in the EU. For more information, please visit www.peaksurgical.com.

SOURCE PEAK Surgical, Inc.

CONTACT: Jessica Volchok of WeissComm Partners, +1-415-518-7006,
jvolchok@wcpglobal.com, for PEAK Surgical, Inc.

Web site: http://www.peaksurgical.com/



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