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Larry Adighije Named Spectranetics VP

Photonics.com
May 2007
Spectranetics Corp. of Colorado Springs, Colo., a maker of excimer lasers for cardiovascular procedures, announced today it has appointed Larry O. Adighije as vice president, business development and strategy. Adighije was previously senior director of business development and strategic marketing for Edwards Lifesciences, where he led development operations for the firm's vascular division. Prior to that, he was senior global group marketing manager for Medtronic Interventional Vascular and senior global product manager with the vascular therapies division of US Surgical.



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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.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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