El.En. has developed a photo-thermal targeted treatment system for damaging embedded targets in a medium. The system includes a controller, laser treatment unit, and cooling unit. The treatment protocol involves preheating, photo-thermal treatment, and cooling procedures, all administered using the laser without changing settings. GlobalData’s report on El.En. gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on El.En., Radiotherapy techniques was a key innovation area identified from patents. El.En.'s grant share as of February 2024 was 67%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Photo-thermal targeted treatment system for damaging embedded targets

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: El.En. S.p.A.

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11896841B2) discloses a photo-thermal targeted treatment system designed to damage a target embedded in a medium. The system comprises a controller, a photo-thermal treatment unit with a laser, and a cooling unit. The treatment protocol involves a pre-conditioning procedure, a photo-thermal treatment procedure, and a cooling procedure, all administered using the laser without changing the preset power setting and pulse timing setting. The laser emits a series of light pulses with specific parameters, including power level, pulse length, and interval between pulses, applied in a scanned fashion over a preset area. The system ensures the medium's temperature remains below a damage threshold while heating the target above a damage threshold, with a temperature monitor to regulate the process.

Additionally, the patent includes methods for using the system, defining parameters for light pulses, administering treatment protocols, and automatically initiating and terminating treatments based on skin surface temperature. The methods involve generating series of light pulses, pre-conditioning the target and medium, and applying the photo-thermal treatment in a scanned fashion over a preset area. Automatic initiation and termination of treatments are based on preset thresholds without requiring manual user input. These innovative methods aim to enhance the efficiency and precision of photo-thermal targeted treatments, ensuring optimal results while maintaining safety standards throughout the process.

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