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Cipher Surgical

Cipher Surgical’s first product aims to solve a key challenge facing surgeons in the fast growing field of laparoscopy (keyhole surgery through the abdomen), that of maintaining continuous operative visions.  A laparoscope transmits an image of the operative site to a screen, acting as the surgeon’s eyes but the lens can become soiled by  blood, fat, condensation and other contaminants.  To clean it, which can happen 6-10 times per hour, the laparoscope is removed from the patient and cleaned manually.  As a result the surgeon’s work flow and concentration is broken and patient risk in increased.  The Laparojet is a patentable disposable which retrofits all laparoscopes and, activated by the surgeon, delivers a jet of carbon dioxide across the lens, to clear instantly.  The Laparojet is expected to be launched in Europe in 2012.

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Associated Fund Early Advantage Fund

Sector Medical / Biotechnology

Website www.ciphersurgical.com/

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