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The next generation of Saturn lasers has arrived!

Research Instruments Ltd

24 June 2012

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Research Instruments Ltd is proud to announce the launch of the new Saturn 5 Active™ directional laser system at ESHRE 2012. The Saturn 5 Active™ offers major new features for easier, safer and faster laser drilling for IVF procedures, benefiting both embryologists and embryos. 

The Saturn 5 Active™ directional laser system now comes with the new Biopsy Mode allowing accurate and automated laser drilling along a pre-defined line and our Multi-Pulse option making procedures quick, accurate and effortless.

Test results show that drilling at 400mw requires considerably less total energy to achieve a specified hole size than at 175mw or 300mw. Technical Director David Lansdowne commented “With safety being at the forefront of any embryologists mind, knowing that the least possible amount of energy is applied to the embryo, means the Saturn 5™ Active laser system is the clear choice for safe laser drilling.” 

Using the latest fibre-optic and robotic technology, the Saturn 5™ Active fires with sub-micron accuracy. A red pilot beam guarantees the exact position of the ablation laser and uniquely allows the user to check the shape and focus of the ablation laser. This also verifies the alignment of all microscope components, before use on clinical specimens, to avoid unintentional damage to critical cells.

The Saturn 5 Active™ laser is supported by the new user friendly and intuitive RI Viewer software. It offers uncluttered full screen imaging from the microscope and a modern, clean user interface. RI Viewer defines the hole size and automatically adjusts the laser pulse time required. In addition the software provides an Exclusion Zone™ based on published medical research1, which indicates how close to critical cells the laser can be fired - ensuring sample safety. Using a mouse or the customisable optional foot pedal, RI Viewer provides one click image capture, video recording, a line measurement tool and a built in simulator for training or demonstration purposes.

Also being launched is the fixed laser option, the Saturn 5™ laser system, benefiting from the new functionality and improvements of the Saturn 5 Active™.

For more information about the Saturn 5 Active™ or Saturn 5™ visit http://www.research-instruments.com/static/products/hardware, to see the Biopsy mode visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d9lwx9zkqc&feature=youtube_gdata or request a brochure from .

1K. Chatzimeletiou et al, “Comparison of effects of zona drilling by non-contact infrared laser or acid Tyrodes on the development of human biopsied embryos as revealed by blastomere viability, cytoskeletal analysis and molecular cytogenetics”, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Vol 11. No 6. 2005 697–710

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