Microsurgical Systems

Our Service

Together with leading experts from the clinic and medical technology, Fraunhofer ILT is developing novel laser-based therapeutic processes for the precise cutting of bones with short-pulse laser radiation. In addition, it is evaluating new laser procedures for the coagulation of blood vessels and for dermatological therapies.

So that surgeons can better use specific microsurgical methods, Fraunhofer ILT is developing applicators with which they can safely use therapeutic laser processes in OR. These include compact handpieces with integrated mini-scanner technology for dosing therapeutic laser radiation at the treatment site as well as optical sensors for the in-situ monitoring of laser cutting and coagulation processes. Fraunhofer ILT develops the applicators and sensors on customer order as OEM components and integrates them into laser-based therapeutic systems.

The services “Microsurgical Systems” offers range from feasibility studies and prototype development to the implementation of small series devices.

Handpiece of a Laser Microsurgical System.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

Handpiece of a Laser Microsurgical System.

Lasercut on Hard Tissue.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

Lasercut on Hard Tissue.

Mini scanner of a Laser Microsurgical System.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

Mini scanner of a Laser Microsurgical System.

Microsurgical Systems

  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Endoscopic laser surgery
  • Endoscopic vessel coagulation
  • Hand-guided osteotomy with picosecond lasers
  • Tumor surgery
  • Assistant systems for laser microsurgery
  • Temperature-controlled laser coagulation

Brochures and Flyers

Our brochures and flyers offer a quick view onto the service portfolio “Microsurgical Systems“. Find more detailed information in the “project results“ tab.

 

Brochure “Biofunctionalization with Laser Radiation“

Publications

Tulea, C.-A., Caron, J., Gehlich, N., Lenenbach, A., Noll, R., Loosen, P.:
Laser cutting of bone tissue under bulk water with a pulsed ps-laser at 532 nm
J. Biomed. Opt. 20 (10), 105007 (9 S.) (2015)

Sandner, T., Kimme, S., Grasshoff, T., Todt, U., Graf, A., Tulea, C., Lenenbach, A., Schenk, H.:
Micro-scanning mirrors for high-power laser applications in laser surgery
Int. Conf. on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2013, August 18-22,  Kanazawa, Japan, 3-84 (2013)

Tulea, C., Caron, J., Wahab, H., Gehlich, N., Hoefer, M., Esser, D., Jungbluth, B., Lenenbach, A., Noll, R.:
Highly efficient nonthermal ablation of bone under bulk water with a frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4 picosecond laser

Proc. SPIE 8565, 85656 E-1 (11 S.) (2013)

Arens, J., Brouwer, P. de, Mager, I., Brucker, C., Schäfer, M., Jacobs, P., Schmitz-Rode, T.,Steinseifer, U.
Hemocompatibility tests on materials for a multi-tactile-sensor concept
Int. J. Artif. Org. 33, Nr 7, 480
2010