Monteris launches smallest brain laser probe on the market

The Monteris Medical NeuroBlate NB3 FullFire 1.6mm laser probe can be used for oncology and epilepsy brain ablation. [Image courtesy of Monteris Medical]Monteris Medical today said its launch of the NeuroBlate NB3 FullFire makes it the smallest laser probe for brain procedures on the market.

The 1.6mm laser fiber probe features patented NeuroBlate System cooling technology and is available in a single adjustable length.

Minnetonka, Minnesota-based Monteris won FDA 510(k) clearance to add the NB3 to its NeuroBlate system’s devices and accessories in December 2023 and started a limited market release in February.

“Surgeons participating in the initial launch phase used the probe across a comprehensive set of workflows, lesion types, sizes, locations, target depths and patient profiles,” the company said in a news release. “Lesion types include primary tumors, progressive metastatic lesions, radiation necrosis and epileptogenic foci in …

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How EEG and machine learning are transforming epilepsy clinical trials

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Epilepsy is a brain disorder that triggers recurring seizures. It is the fourth the most common neurological disorders in the world, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 65 million people worldwide have active epilepsy. In 2015, 1.2% of the total U.S. population — 3 million adults and nearly 500,000 children — had active epilepsy.

There are many different causes of epilepsy, including genetics, head trauma, brain abnormalities, infection, prenatal injury and developmental disorders, such as autism.

Seizure symptoms vary greatly and can manifest in a person as uncontrollable limb movements, staring, muscle stiffness, confusion and loss of consciousness or awareness.

These symptoms are not mutually exclusive. Some patients with epilepsy experience multiple types of seizures.

Epil…

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