Date Announced: 19 Jul 2010
US firm Candela Gains Key New Market Approval for Gold Standard Long Pulsed Dye Laser System
WAYLAND, MA--(Marketwire - 07/19/10) - Candela Corporation, a subsidiary of Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELOS - News), today announced that it has received registration approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to market its Vbeam® long pulsed dye laser system in Japan for the treatment of vascular conditions. The Candela Vbeam is the first and only long pulsed dye laser system approved for use in Japan.
"We are honored that the Vbeam long pulsed dye laser system has been approved for use in Japan," said Lou Scafuri, Chief Executive Officer of Syneron. "This marks a significant milestone in our global distribution as physicians and patients in Japan will now have full access to the gold standard treatments that Vbeam offers."
The approval will also help facilitate health insurance payments to physicians and patients allowing for certain medical conditions to be reimbursed. "This helps physicians and patients alike, offering a new and improved treatment option for high demand vascular lesion procedures, such as port wine stain and hemangiomas," said Dr. Taro Kono, Chief of Laser Section, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University.
Globally recognized within the medical community as the recommended choice in targeting vascular conditions, Vbeam long pulsed dye laser represents an unparalleled 25-year track record of science, safety, reliability and efficacy for in demand procedures such as port wine stain, hemangioma, rosacea and skin rejuvenation.
"Our patients who suffer from cutaneous vascular lesions will be pleased to have access to Vbeam," said Prof. Muneo Miyasaka, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokai University. "The Japanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recognizes the critical need for this system and fully supports the approval of the Vbeam long pulsed dye laser."
To learn more about the Candela Vbeam® family of pulsed dye lasers, including before and after photos, visit http://www.candelalaser.com.
Web Site: www.syneron.com