ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Concept Group's Shaped Vacuum Protects Patients During Cryosurgery

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

Concept Group, Inc.
380 Cooper Rd.
West Berlin, NJ, 08091

Press release date: July 22, 2014

Extraordinarily Thin Insulon® Thermal Barrier Protects Healthy Tissue While Cryosurgical Probe Destroys Tumors.

West Berlin NJ   Surgeons have long known that extreme cold temperature can destroy tumors and other unhealthy tissue. Ideally, such cold would be delivered by cryosurgical probe, to avoid the need for major invasive surgery.  But how could surgeons maneuver a -321°F probe to the tumor site without freezing healthy tissue on the way in? Wrapping enough thermal insulation around the probe to protect the patient would make the device too thick to be inserted.

Well, now there is a real solution. A new kind of thermal insulator.

Aarne Reid, President and CEO of Concept Group, explains. "The conventional approach was to put a barrier of insulating material between the cold probe and the healthy tissue. We do just the opposite. We take everything out of the barrier, leaving an extremely deep vacuum. It is an amazingly powerful thermal insulator – far more powerful than any material insulator."

The insulating vacuum layer wrapping the probe is called an Insulon® Shaped-Vacuum™ Thermal Barrier. "We call it a Shaped-Vacuum™ barrier because it can be manufactured in almost any shape, and in small sizes, too," said Reid. "The thermal insulation is perfectly effective even when the vacuum gap is thinner than the width of a human hair."

For the cryosurgical probe, Concept Group enclosed the device in an Insulon barrier only one quarter of a millimeter thick. The probe carries liquid nitrogen at -321°F, cold enough to instantly turn unprotected tissue to solid ice. Yet it can be held comfortably in one's bare hand.

"We are very pleased to have a role in making cryoablation possible," said Reid. "It has been so gratifying, knowing that our Insulon technology is helping to save patients' lives."

Concept Group, Inc.(; 800-424-7325) is an AS9100C-certified developer and manufacturer of advanced technology hermetic seals, vacuum-insulated products, and precision assemblies. Its products can be found in the skies on commercial and military aircraft, in spacecraft circling the globe, in the human body during cryoablation surgery, and even deep underground in oil/gas exploration.

Greg Smith      
Tel:  609-268-8775                   
Cell:  609-980-3654

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Health, Medical and Dental Supplies and Equipment
Safety and Security Equipment
 More New Product News from this company:
Thermal Barrier blocks heat with Hyper-Deep Vacuum(TM).
Thermal Insulation stops heat conduction in tight spaces.
Effective Thermal Insulator can be made thinner than human hair.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Vacuum Insulation
Thermal Barriers
Surgical Equipment & Supplies
Join the forum discussion at:
The Factory Floor

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address