Press Release Summary:
- Polymer optical fiber allows navigation of small devices through more tortuous paths
- Transmits light at a large, 79° angle through the core and available in 5 dimeters from 250 μm to 1500 μm
- Negotiates tight 9mm radius bends and bend back upon itself 180° with no loss in light intensity
Original Press Release:
Toray RAYTELA® Polymer Optical Fiber Cable (POF) Provides 1.8 Times Larger Lighted Area For Minimally Invasive Surgeries
New York, NY: Toray, Industries Inc., Raytela® POF has a unique polymer design structure which transmits light at a large, 79° angle through the core, providing up to 1.8 times more light broadcasting at the distal end than conventional polymer cables. This light amplification advantage is designed to improve minimally invasive surgery outcomes. The Raytela advantage compares to competitive, same sized polymer optical fiber cable which has only 60o degree angle light transmission.
Raytela’s is designed to provide more effective endoscopy, ureteroscopy, ophthalmic surgeries and other challenging procedures that require devices that are increasingly smaller. The unique Raytela design allows navigation of these smaller devices through more tortuous paths than ever before. Raytela also meets these increasingly demanding needs for high quality imaging and flexibility without fracturing. Because Raytela is very flexible and is a 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 design feature is its 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.
In addition to its smaller diameter design feature, Raytela optical fiber can negotiate tight 9mm radius bends and bend back upon itself 180° with no loss in light intensity. When compared to glass fibers used in many current devices, Raytela has greater fracture resistance and longer life.
Manufactured in accordance with MAF3188, Raytela has FDA Master File registration application. It is available in 5 dimeters from 250 μm to 1500 μm,
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 employs 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.
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