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Spectranetics Appoints Managing Director of European Operations

Photonics.com
Apr 2007
Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Spectranetics Corp., a maker of excimer lasers for cardiovascular procedures, announced today that it has hired Shahriar Matin as managing director of Spectranetics BV. Matin will oversee all of the company's operations in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. He was previously the business unit director for Boston Scientific Corp.'s Cardiac Rhythm Management operations in China. Prior to that, he served in several executive and management positions with Guidant Corp., including general manager of Southeast Asia and Pakistan, clinical sales representative in the US, and group leader for Vascular Intervention Manufacturing Engineering in Europe.



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excimer laser
A rare-gas halide or rare-gas metal vapor laser emitting in the ultraviolet (126 to 558 nm) that operates on electronic transitions of molecules, up to that point diatomic, whose ground state is essentially repulsive. Excitation may be by E-beam or electric discharge. Lasing gases include ArCl, ArF, KrCl, KrF, XeCl and XeF.
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