Method And Apparatus For Diagnostic And Treatment Using Hard Tissue Or Material Microperforation

  • Published: Jan 21, 2010
  • Earliest Priority: Jan 16 2007
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A method of modifying or treating biological tissue by microperforating hard tissue is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a target area associated with the hard tissue, using a laser beam to perforate at least one incision in the hard tissue, wherein at least one incision has a diameter from a range of 0.001 mm to 0.5 mm and an aspect ratio from a range of 1 to 100 times, introducing a treatment substance into the incision, and causing the treatment substance to interact with the target area. Also a device for microperforating hard biological tissue is disclosed, comprising a laser pump system and a laser head coupled to the laser pump system for generating a pulsed laser having ranges of wavelengths, a pulse duration, pulse energy from a selected range, a beam divergence factor less than 5, a repetition rate higher than 50 Hz; and a beam delivery system comprised of a focusing system for creating a beam having a diameter from a range of 0.001 mm to 0.5 mm.

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  • Publication: Jan 21, 2010
  • Application: Jul 16, 2009
    US US 50399009 A
  • Priority: Jul 16, 2009
    US US 50399009 A
  • Priority: Jan 16, 2008
    US US 2008/0051241 W
  • Priority: Jan 16, 2007
    US US 88500907 P

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