BEVERLY, Mass., and TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2012 — The modular objective assembly in Hamilton Thorne Ltd.’s Lykos and Xyrcos lasers will be granted a patent, according to a notice of intention the company received from the European Patent Office. Upon approval, the patent can be filed in more than 30 European countries.
"The patent on the modular objective assembly utilized in the Lykos and Xyrcos lasers is extremely valuable, as this patent broadly covers the concept of building a laser into a microscope objective,” said president and CEO David Wolf.
The assembly is a significant advance in integrated laser optics, providing increased resolution and compatibility with all major microscope models. The lasers are engineered to have the patented RED-i target locator built directly inside the objective, simplifying alignment procedures. The laser also features enhanced ultraviolet transmission and fluorescence, which is compatible with many fluorescing stains.
The Lykos Multi-Pulse software is suitable for clinical processes such as trophectoderm biopsy, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and laser-assisted hatching.
In other news, the company has restructured its current sales team under Wolf. Its former vice president of sales is no longer with the company.
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