According to an article from [removed]CNNMoney[/removed], Biolase Technology Inc has been granted two new US patents for technologies that can enhance the functionality and usability of the company’s Waterlase MD all-tissue laser system. The first patent covers laser delivery technology for ablating tissue while simultaneously providing the clinician visual images of the target tissue using an integrated camera. The second patent covers the automatic detection of different types of fiber tips that can be used in a variety of procedures without the need for input from the clinician, which can make the laser more flexible and easier to use.
Biolase Interim CEO Federico Pignatelli said, "These patents cover important capabilities that we are eager to integrate into our existing designs. The fiber tip detection patent gives us a very useful technological design that will allow the selective and automatic recognition by our laser systems of consumable product types, such as fiber tips, without requiring further input or interaction by the user. This functionality combined with the patent for the technology that enables simultaneous tissue cutting and image feedback, provide Biolase with a number of opportunities to expand our Waterlase MD technology at the system and accessory level."