Press Release Summary:
- Available in 4 diameters from 250 µm to 1000 µm that is ideal for minimally invasive surgery
- Offer ﬂexible and highly efﬁcient transmitter that requires less intensity at the light source
- Can negotiate tight 9mm radius bends and bend back upon itself 180° with no diminution in light intensity
Original Press Release:
TORAY Introduces RAYTELA® Polymer Optical Fiber - Ideal For Minimally Invasive Surgery - Able To Negotiate Tight 9mm Radius Bends
New York, NY: Toray, Industries Inc., announces RAYTELA® Polymer Optical Fiber for minimally invasive surgery. Endoscopy, ureteroscopy, ophthalmic surgery and other procedures require devices that are smaller and can navigate more tortuous paths than ever before. Toray has met the increasingly demanding needs for high quality imaging in the minimally invasive surgical market with the Raytela® ﬁber optic cable.
Toray's Raytela® is a very ﬂexible and highly efﬁcient transmitter of high intensity light. Its greater light efﬁciency transmission means that it requires less intensity at the light source. An additional special characteristic is the significantly wider degree of light broadcasting at the distal end. This combination of special capabilities results in signiﬁcantly smaller diameter devices that require fewer light cables.
New devices are being developed to diagnose new disease indications. Many of these devices are required to negotiate signiﬁcantly more tortuous paths than previously capable. In addition to the smaller diameter, the Raytela® optical ﬁber can negotiate tight 9mm radius bends and bend back upon itself 180° with no diminution in light intensity. As compared to glass fibers used in many devices, Raytela® has more resistance to fracture and longer life.
Available in 4 diameters from 250 µm to 1000 µm, Raytela® is the new standard in optical ﬁbers for medical device illumination.
Toray Industries, Inc., 461 Fifth Ave, 9th Fl., New York NY 10017
Toray Industries, Inc., is a world class, global, integrated, chemical industry group with businesses in 26 countries and markets worldwide. In 2018, Toray's sales exceeded $22 Billion and employed over 45,000 people worldwide. Toray combines nanotechnology with its core technologies of organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology. These advanced basic materials technologies are applied to develop products in the chemicals, plastics, films, fibers, textiles, composites, pharmaceuticals and medical market segments. Toray's "Innovation by Chemistry" is applied in the medical market to create unique materials that benefit cutting edge products and provide more effective treatments at lower cost and less risk than current products.