Health Canada Accepts AR Visualization Solution FL800 and GLOW800 for Vascular Fluorescence
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Health Canada Accepts AR Visualization Solution FL800 and GLOW800 for Vascular Fluorescence

Leica Microsystems has received Class II medical device licenses from Health Canada for surgical microscope accessories.

Leica Microsystem’s AR GLOW800 surgical fluorescence microscope is used to view intra-operative blood flow and tissue perfusion in the cerebrovascular area and blood flow following plastic and reconstructive surgery CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting). In succession with ICG, GLOW800 enables surgeons to see cerebral anatomy in natural color, which is augmented by real-time vascular flow, with full depth perception. This AR solution presents the surgeon with a full view of anatomy and physiology to enable critical vascular neurosurgery decisions.
While the FL800 ULT is a surgical microscope accessory used to view intra-operative blood flow in the cerebral vascular region and bypass grafts while CABG (coronary artery bypass) surgery.

“For the past decade, Leica Microsystems has been pioneering new fluorescence imaging technologies in partnership with surgeons to advance surgical practices. GLOW800 and future modalities based on the GLOW AR platform will allow surgeons to perform life-changing neurosurgical interventions with the confidence that they have the best possible visual information right in the field of view.” – Markus Lusser, President of Leica Microsystems.

“Leica Microsystems is a company that works closely with neurosurgeons to bring new technologies to market that really respond to our needs. GLOW800 AR is an exciting new approach that provides a totally new view during vascular neurosurgery. I have excellent spatial orientation and I am impressed with the crisp delineation of vessels. I believe GLOW800 AR fluorescence will have a significant impact on surgical outcomes in the future.” – Cleopatra Charalampaki, Professor of Neurosurgery, Cologne Medical Center, Germany.

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