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P.L.E.A.S.E, the Laser Device for Drug-Delivery
Offered by the Liechtenstein-based Pantec Biosolutions, the Painless Laser Epidermal System (a.k.a. P.L.E.A.S.E.) device offers a painless and effective solution for drug delivery. Unlike the conventional methods, it operates creating micropores via laser ablation in the outer skin tissue up until the dermis where the nerves and blood vessels are and delivers the drug through pores. Since its UI is simple, both medical personnel or patients by themselves can use it.
Recently acquired CE certification, you may expect to find it on the markets in Europe. No price announced but the company promises it to be an affordable one.
P.L.E.A.S.E. Professional® is an affordable portable benchtop system with a diode pumped Er:YAG fractional ablative laser. Compared with the currently marketed lamp pumped systems, P.L.E.A.S.E. Professional® is a small, lightweight and very cost efficient device with a variety of applications in conventional and aesthetic dermatology and in general medicine. P.L.E.A.S.E. Professional® allows precise intraepidermal microporation in connection with improved transdermal drug delivery of new or existing drugs. This class 1 laser device requires little maintenance and clinicians using it have no need for safety protection.
“P.L.E.A.S.E.® has already demonstrated its clinical utility and we are delighted now to have a CE Mark that will allow us to make the technology available widely in the form of P.L.E.A.S.E. Professional®,” said Christof Boehler, CEO of Pantec Biosolutions. “This is an important milestone for Pantec as this device will unlock therapeutic areas with high unmet need for easy-to-use, efficient, and painless application of biologicals. We plan to start a number of clinical studies looking at a variety of applications in the coming months including trials looking at the more efficient delivery of small molecule drugs.”
The rigorous audit that must be completed before awarding a CE Mark is based on a conformity assessment procedure and thoroughly scrutinizes product development and production documentation to ensure compliance to the medical device directive (MDD). Medical devices are required to bear a CE mark before they can be sold in member countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).
About Pantec Biosolutions and P.L.E.A.S.E.®
Pantec Biosolutions AG is a private drug delivery company specialised in using laser microporation technology to deliver large molecular weight drugs into the epidermis for local or systemic uptake. Its proprietary P.L.E.A.S.E.® (Painless Laser Epidermal System) platform enables efficient, needle-free and painless administration of biopharmaceutical drugs, in varying and individualised dosages, through partnered patch technology. The technology is currently in clinical trials for the delivery of IVF hormone therapy, a market with an estimated value of US$1.5 – 2 billion.