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Slender tip laser scalpel

United States Patent

January 6, 2004
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A laser scalpel includes a ribbon optical waveguide extending therethrough and terminating at a slender optical cutting tip. A laser beam is emitted along the height of the cutting tip for cutting tissue therealong.
Veligdan; James T. (Manorville, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY)
09/ 629,747
July 31, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.