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Leica Microsystems at American Association of Neurological Surgeons AANS 2014

American Association of Neurological Surgeons AANS April 5 - 9

04 April 2014

See the Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 at the 82nd AANS. Renowned Neurosurgeons Present Their Experiences with Leica Microsystems’ Surgical Microscopes

At the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, April 5 to 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA, Leica Microsystems will present the latest technological advances in surgical microscope systems with integrated 3D technology, the Leica M720 OH5 and the Leica M525 OH4.

Several neurosurgeons will speak about their experiences using Leica Microsystems’ surgical microscopes, giving presentations at Leica Microsystems’ booth #1320. On April 7, Prof. Dr. Howard A. Riina, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, as well as the Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program at New York University, Langone Medical Center, will talk about his experiences in complex aneurysm surgery using the neurosurgical microscope Leica M720 OH5 and use of 3D in teaching. Also, a national expert in diagnosis and treatment of brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, Dr. Eric Nussbaum, Medical Director of the Neurovascular Neurosurgery Program at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, for Neurovascular & Skull Base Surgery, will talk about the practical approaches to aneurysm surgery.

On April 8, Dr. Jacobus Steyn, a neurosurgeon from Life The Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, will present practical experiences with 5 ALA fluorescence technology, which is being used in tumor operations to color the tumor with a contrast medium. Dr. Jeffrey Sorenson, a specialist in tumor surgery at the Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, will talk about how 3D anatomy is integrated in surgical video. He will give a hands-on preview of new additions to the “Rhoton Collection”, a compilation of anatomy presentations developed by internationally renowned surgeon and educator Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. to train neurosurgeons around the world and expand the knowledge of brain anatomy and microsurgical neurosurgery.

In 2013, Leica Microsystems and TrueVision® 3D Surgical collaborated to integrate TrueVision Smart 3D surgical visualization and recording into the Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 surgical microscopes. This new technology saves room in the OR and enhances microsurgery education. The entire surgical team as well as students are now able to observe every step of an operation in 3D and learn more easily without interrupting the workflow. Also, the surgical video can be edited and shared simply and efficiently.

3D surgical microscope: the Leica M720 OH5 with TrueVision® smart 3D technology inside saves space, simplifies surgical workflow and is fully upgradable to support future surgical guidance applications.

Leica Microsystems Launches First 3D Surgical Microscopes, Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 with TrueVision® 3D Technology Inside

17 October 2013

Surgeons Benefit from Easy 3D Recording and Video Editing, More Space to Maneuver in the Operating Room and an Upgradable Platform for Future Surgical Guidance Applications

Wetzlar, Germany / Santa Barbara, CA, USA. The first 3D surgical microscopes from Leica Microsystems with TrueVision® 3D technology inside are available to customers. By incorporating the digital smart 3D system inside select models of Leica Microsystems’ surgical microscopes, the two companies have eliminated the need for a separate 3D cart. Surgeons can control the 3D recording functions, without interrupting their workflow, via the microscope hand and foot controls, and OR staff will benefit from easier, faster setup and more space to maneuver in the operating room. The system simultaneously streams 3D and 2D video to external video monitors in the operating room or over distance. The TrueVision® 3D platform is also upgradable to support future surgical guidance applications.

Leica Microsystems will be presenting two 3D microscope systems, the Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 with TrueVision® smart 3D inside, at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting in San Fancisco, October 19-23, 2013. Surgeons will be able to interact with the systems during CNS exhibit hours in Leica Microsystems’ booth #1237. On Monday, October 21 at 9:30 am and 12:00 pm, and Tuesday, October 22 at 12:00 pm, B. Gregory Thompson, MD (John E. McGillicuddy Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of Michigan), will present “Neurovascular Surgery in 3D”, followed by “Integrated 3D and the New App Store for Neurosurgery”, presented by Burton Tripathi, PhD (Chief Technology Officer, TrueVision Systems, Inc.) in Leica Microsystems’ exhibit theater in booth #1237.

"TrueVision 3D integrated within the Leica M720 OH5 microscope provides unparalleled 3D visualization of microsurgical operations and surgical anatomy for the OR team as well as surgical assistants and observers while using the same footprint as the microscope itself,” says Kevin T. Foley, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. “It represents a major advance in 3D neurosurgical education and avoids the inconvenience and OR clutter of setting up a separate 3D visualization solution."

Forrest Fleming, CEO TrueVision Systems, says: “We are very pleased to have Leica Microsystems as our innovation partner in bringing intelligent 3D and 2D visualization to surgical microscopy. As leaders in our respective fields, we expect the combination of our efforts will create spectacular benefits to patients and surgeons alike.”

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise. Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division and Medical Division. The company is represented in over 100 countries with six manufacturing facilities in five countries, sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.

TrueVision® 3D Surgical is the world leader in digital 3D visualization and guidance for microsurgery. Santa Barbara, California-based TrueVision® has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time, 3D surgical visualization and computer-aided guidance platform. The system enables surgeons to record surgery in 3D and to stream live video of the surgical field, making it an unparalleled teaching tool. The company is focused on developing a suite of 3D guidance applications for microsurgery to improve surgical efficiencies and patient outcomes. The system is in use at hundreds of hospitals and institutions around the world. www.truevisionsys.com

3D surgical microscope: the Leica M720 OH5 with TrueVision® smart 3D technology inside saves space, simplifies surgical workflow and is fully upgradable to support future surgical guidance applications.

3D surgical microscope: the Leica M720 OH5 with TrueVision® smart 3D technology inside saves space, simplifies surgical workflow and is fully upgradable to support future surgical guidance applications.

Leica Microsystems Debuts First 3D Surgical Microscopes with TrueVision® Technology Inside, at AANS Annual Meeting in New Orleans

29 April 2013

Surgeons Benefit from Easy 3D Recording and Video Editing, More Space to Maneuver in the Operating Room and Upgradable Platform for Future Surgical Guidance Applications

Wetzlar, Germany / Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Leica Microsystems and TrueVision® 3D Surgical announced the debut of 3D surgical microscopes at the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). By incorporating the digital smart 3D system inside select models of Leica Microsystems’ surgical microscopes, Leica Microsystems and TrueVision® have eliminated the need for a separate 3D cart. Surgeons can control the 3D recording functions, without interrupting their workflow, via the microscope hand and foot controls, and OR staff will benefit from easier, faster setup and more space to maneuver in the operating room. The TrueVision® 3D platform is also upgradable to support future surgical guidance applications.

Leica Microsystems will be presenting two 3D microscope systems, the Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 with TrueVision® technology inside at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting of the AANS in New Orleans, April 27th to May 1st, 2013. Surgeons will be able to preview the systems during AANS exhibit hours in Leica Microsystems’ booth #639. On Monday and Tuesday April 29th and 30th, 9:15 am, Burton Tripathi, PhD, CTO and EVP of TrueVision, will be presenting “Digital Convergence: Bringing 3D Imaging to Neurosurgery” in the Leica exhibit theater in booth #639.

Eoghan O’Lionaird, President, Leica Microsystems, commented: “These 3D surgical microscopes are the result of a very fruitful collaboration between Leica Microsystems and TrueVision. The products represent another milestone in Leica Microsystems’ history of technological innovation in the field of surgical microscopy. For the first time ever, neurosurgeons will have access to a surgical microscope with a fully integrated, digital 3D system built inside.”

“At MD Anderson, world-class neurosurgical education has been elevated by the incorporation of Leica and TrueVision 3D,” says Dr. Nicholas B. Levine, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. “I can seamlessly transition between 2D and 3D recording, editing and teaching. I look forward to the introduction of TrueVision’s smart guidance applications for the 3D platform to complement and extend existing technologies used in the OR today.”

Surgical Microscopes

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Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.

Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division and Medical Division.

The company is represented in over 100 countries with six manufacturing facilities in five countries, sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany. www.leica-microsystems.com


TrueVision® 3D Surgical is the world leader in digital 3D visualization and guidance for microsurgery. Santa Barbara, California-based TrueVision® has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time, 3D surgical visualization and computer-aided guidance platform. The system enables surgeons to record surgery in 3D and to stream live video of the surgical field, making it an unparalleled teaching tool. The company is focused on developing a suite of 3D guidance applications for microsurgery to improve surgical efficiencies and patient outcomes. The system is in use at hundreds of hospitals and institutions around the world. www.truevisionsys.com

BrainLAB First to Market with Integration of Leica Microsystems M720 OH5 Microscope for its Image-Guided Surgery Products

21 September 2009

Westchester, IL, USA / Heerbrugg, Switzerland. BrainLAB and Leica Microsystems today announced the integration of BrainLAB Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) software and platforms with the Leica M720 OH5 microscope. BrainLAB is the first to offer this integration. Linking BrainLAB IGS products with the Leica M720 OH5 microscope gives surgeons centralized control for more efficient and effective technology management during procedures.

BrainLAB cranial IGS software integrates all other Leica neurosurgical microscopes in addition to the Leica M720 OH5, and runs on the VectorVision® and Kolibri™ systems. The Leica M720 OH5 offers smaller, more compact optics and new Horizontal Optics Technology, Leica APO OptiChrome™ technology for an excellent view and the Leica OH5 stand, providing superior reach and overhead clearance for more freedom in microscope positioning.

“Integration of the Leica M720 OH5 and our other microscopes with IGS products from BrainLAB, a market and technology leader in surgical navigation, gives us the opportunity to make our high-tech precision optics systems even more accessible and user friendly in the OR. Our work with BrainLAB further reinforces our mission to fulfill and regularly exceed the expectations and needs of our customers,” says Roger Spink, Senior Product Manager, Leica Microsystems.

The objective of the integration between BrainLAB and Leica Microsystems products is to expand the companies’ individual and collective reach in the Neurosurgery market.

“Our unique relationship with Leica Microsystems and their expertise in the development of advanced optics systems strengthens our ability to provide smarter and more efficient IGS solutions that improve patient outcomes,” says Ralf Schwitzko, Product Line Manager Neurosurgery/ENT, BrainLAB.

About BrainLAB

BrainLAB develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that enables procedures that are more precise, less invasive, and also less expensive than traditional treatments. Among the core products are image-guided systems that provide highly accurate real-time information used for navigation during surgical procedures. This utility has been further expanded to serve as a computer terminal for physicians to more effectively access and interpret diagnostic scans and other digital medical information for better informed decisions. BrainLAB solutions allow expansion from a single system to operating suites to digitally integrated hospitals covering all subspecialties from neurosurgery, orthopedics, ENT, CMF to spine & trauma and oncology. With 3300 systems installed in over 75 countries, BrainLAB is a market leader in image-guided technology. The privately held BrainLAB group, founded in 1989, is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and today employs 950 people in 16 offices across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
For more information, visit BrainLAB at www.brainlab.com.

Contact

Kate Franco, BrainLAB
+1 (708) 486-1915
kate.franco@brainlab.com

Denise Zahnd, Leica Microsystems
+41 (71) 726 32 08
denise.zahnd@leica-microsystems.com

Seeing more and seeing better with the Leica M720 OH5.

The World’s Most Compact Neurosurgical Microscope with Horizontal Optics

11 February 2008

Patented mobility concept and greatest overhead maneuverability

HEERBRUGG, SWITZERLAND. By incorporating horizontal optics for the first time, Leica Microsystems is writing a groundbreaking chapter in the history of optics design. The optics carrier is so compact that the surgeon naturally adopts a healthy working posture. Whatever the position of the patient, even sitting upright, operations can be performed without arm, back or neck strain. The microscope allows hours of fatigue-free work.

A significant increase in working space with variable focus provides free access to the operating area, greater instrument maneuverability and an optimal view. The Leica M720 OH5 supports the surgeon as he works; he can see more and see better, work even more safely and generally benefit from the perfect ergonomics.

Individually adjustable components for optimal cooperation

No two people are the same. Thanks to individually adjustable components, the Leica M720 surgical microscope provides optimal ergonomic conditions for concentrated and precise work and an excellent view. The two binocular tubes have a swivel range of 115° and feature the innovative butterfly technique, which enables the eyepieces to be swung to a second viewing plane with a simple hand movement. If desired, the tube can be locked in one of five defined positions simply by pressing the ErgoLock™ button. This improves the ergonomics and the stability, which is a particular advantage when using a mouth switch. The microscope can therefore be matched optimally to both the surgeon and his assistant, irrespective of body height, position of the operating area or the microscope.

Fast, confident and precise focusing

Thanks to the SpeedSpot™ feature, a simple hand movement focuses the microscope – there is no need to follow the movement through the eyepiece. If the two laser spots overlay, the surgeon can be sure of a razor-sharp image. As a focusing reference, SpeedSpot™ guarantees a brilliant image at all ports (surgeon, assistant, documentation).

Innovative optics combined with superb illumination

The Leica M720 OH5 surgical microscope ideally combines original Leica APO OptiChrome™ Optics and a 300 Watt xenon illumination system to give the surgeon a steady clear and sharply focused image for the entire duration of the operation.

As working distance decreases, the maximum possible light intensity value is reduced: The working distance-controlled BrightCare™ feature ensures that the light intensity does not surpass safety levels. The magnification-controlled illumination diameter AutoIris™ automatically matches the illuminated area to the field of view. This prevents heating of tissue outside the surgeon’s field of observation.

Mobile and modular – today and tomorrow

The patented mobility concept of the Leica OH5 stand is based on the proven OH4 system. Thanks to its magnificent reach, it offers the surgeon and the whole operating team a level of maneuverability unattained by competitor products. The system is remarkable for its precise and harmonious balance of maneuverability and extremely easy movement.

Operating techniques change – who knows what the future may bring? Leica Microsystems’ principle of OpenArchitecture™ and modular design provides the latitude for unforeseen adaptations and new accessories.

Leica M720 OH5 at a glance

  • Leica APO OptiChrome™ optics with xenon illumination
  • Ultra compact thanks to horizontal optics
  • Increased working space
  • Patented mobility concept and greatest overhead maneuverability
  • Flexibility due to OpenArchitecture
  • Optional integrated digital video system
  • AgProtect™ antimicrobial coating