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Getinge revolutionizes surgical lighting systems with fiber optic technology

Getinge revolutionizes surgical lighting systems with fiber optic technology Getinge will redefine surgical illumination with the introduction of the world's first fiber-optic based surgical lighting system during the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual Congress in New Orleans April 4-6. The revolutionary FiberLux@ surgical illumination system is designed to support a broad spectrum of non-integrated lighting systems utilized in today's operating room. The multi-patent pending system is based on an innovative external "light engine" and advanced fiber-optic illumination for a wide variety of illumination devices including traditional overhead surgical lights, surgical headlights, endoscopes and lighted surgical instruments. Fiber-optic technology incorporated into a surgical lighting system offers a wide range of clinical advantages. The technology virtually eliminates all radiant heat in the surgical field providing the surgical team with a comfortable working environment and improving patient care by minimizing the drying of delicate oeprative tissue. The system's optical design also provides the surgeon with extraordinary focusability, shadow control, and brightness. The world market for surgical lights is 200 million USD of which the US market is 70 million USD. The FiberLux@ is expected to obtain market shares both in the Americas and the rest of the world. The product will be available for delivery early this autumn. At the AORN conference Getinge will also unveil a new surgical table - the Castle® Fortis 600 - which can accommodate almost every type of surgical procedure. th Getinge, 4 March 2000 Johan Malmquist President & CEO For more information contact Creighton White - President of Getinge/Castle Inc. - either at 1-716-2725001 or through the switchboard of Getinge in Sweden. Please also visit our website at: Getinge Industrier is a medical-technical Group and a world leader in the fields of health care, the pharmaceutical industry and laboratories, as well as hygiene and lifting systems for hospitals and geriatric care. The Group had sales in 1999 of SEK 4.8 billion and 3,800 employees. GETINGE INDUSTRIER AB (publ.) Phone +46 35 15 55 00 VAT No SE556408503201 P.O. Box 69 Fax +46 35 549 52 Org.No. 556408-5032 SE-310 44 GETINGE Registered office: Sweden Halmstad ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit for further information The following files are available for download: