Versatile Diode Laser for multiple veterinary applications

18 October 2010

The MLT-Diode Laser

The MLT-Diode Laser

HORIBA Medical - UK has recently introduced MLT-Diode Laser Systems, specifically designed for veterinary medicine, as part of its range of animal healthcare products. Supported with a range of accessories, the MLT-Diode Lasers are highly versatile and can be used in a range of veterinary applications including surgery, endoscopy, dentistry and irradiation.

The two models, the MLT-Diode Laser Classic and Premium, both feature easy to use touch screen controls and are adaptable to each users individual preferences. Designed with small animal practices in mind, the Classic has a performance out-put of 8 watts whilst the more powerful Premium model is ideal for equine medicine with an output of 15 watts. For ease of use the system is mounted on a mobile cart with a protection case, allowing the whole system to be moved between treatment rooms and enabling near patient application.


During surgery, the MLT-Diode Laser can be used to cut tissues like a scalpel with the diameter of the optical fibres determining how fine the incision will be. The high temperatures involved - up to 300°C - cause the cells of the treated tissues to vaporise and the surrounding blood vessels to coagulate, minimising bleeding and preventing haemorrhage. The MLT-Diode Laser also kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, reducing surgical site infections and promoting faster wound healing.


The optical fibre of the MLT-Diode Laser can be run through the working channel of an endoscope. The laser beam is conducted through a thin and flexible optical fibre from the diode to the fibre tip where it exits. This makes visual monitoring of endoscopic laser application possible.


The slim surgical hand piece makes the MLT-Diode Laser an excellent tool for dental and oral cavity surgery, including oncology applications, sterilisation of tooth roots, and removal, sterilisation and treatment of periodontal tissue.


With output levels as high as 5 watts and a special defocusing hand piece, the MLT-Diode Laser can be used for laser irradiation applications such as impaired wound healing and diseases of the locomotive system. The MLT-Diode Laser uses a wavelength of 980 nm for optimum irradiation results, providing shorter irradiation times and longer intervals between treatments.

HORIBA Medical - UK will be exhibiting the MLT-Diode Laser Systems at the forthcoming London Vet Show at Olympia, 22nd to 23rd October 2010, on Stand M4.