Monteris Medical's NeuroBlate System wins Gold 2015 Medical Design Excellence Award

June 11, 2015

Monteris Medical today announced that its NeuroBlate® System, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool for treating neurological lesions, has been selected as a gold winning product in the "Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies" category of the 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The 2015 MDEA winners were announced at the MDEA Ceremony held on June 9th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, in conjunction with the MD&M East Event.

"We are honored to receive the 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards for our innovative NeuroBlate System," said John Schellhorn, President and CEO of Monteris Medical. "NeuroBlate is providing surgeons with an additional therapeutic modality for treating thousands of patients diagnosed with neurological diseases and intracranial lesions each year, and we are proud to be recognized alongside so many other outstanding medical technology companies."

The NeuroBlate System is considered to be minimally invasive surgery. With the NeuroBlate System, a surgeon makes a small hole in the skull, approximately as wide as a pencil. A small probe is then used to deliver laser light energy to heat and destroy the targeted tissue. The NeuroBlate System combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and software-based visualization to allow surgeons to remotely ablate lesions in many locations in the brain, at the surface or deep inside, through a computer module. An MRI compatible robotic probe driver helps the surgeon precisely guide the laser probe to the site and apply heat to it in controlled amounts, until the targeted tissue is destroyed.

With its minimally invasive approach, the NeuroBlate System has shown results analogous to open surgery. Patients undergoing procedures with the NeuroBlate System may experience less pain compared with those undergoing open surgical procedures and reduced hospital length of stay over open surgical procedures.

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