We have a poster on this board who goes by the name of Singhlion that is going through the three stages of truth. First he was ridiculing BIOL's unique, patent-protected technology. That was the First Stage! He is now picking up every PR from BIOL's wanna-be competitors and their seed investment bankers and cutting and pasting them on our message board as "proof" that BIOL is way out of synch with the market. This is a type of violent opposition to reality/truth given that the market has spoken and BIOL leaves all competitors in the dust with by far the biggest market share. That is the Second Stage! Next, as BIOL grows its sales and acquires partners for its additional businesses, our reluctant felion will come around to the truth as being "self evident" that BIOL is Number One in its field. That is the Third Stage! The rest of us shareholders can enjoy the ride. ;-)
3. After 2 1/2 years of Freddie's direct leadership (as opposed to the previous decade of his behind the scenes leadership) Biolase's volume is still LESS than it was in 2008, when they had fewer products to sell and were counting on Schein for sales AND selling to Schein at a discount.
You are again mis-representing the facts. Schein was from August 2006 to August 2010. Pignatelli came back in August 2010 and rescued the company. Schein was responsible for the sales drop off from 70 million in 2007 to 26 million in 2010 (Schein's last year). I can't understand what you think you will gain by your mis-representations and spin. What you are doing gets NO Respect!
All Diodes are Lasers, so They Cut with Laser Light, Right?
As shown below, diode lasers cannot cut soft tissue by direct laser light alone because their wavelengths of 810 – 1064 nm are poorly absorbed by soft tissues. However, direct diode light does can only denature and carbonize tissue protein after long exposure.
FIGURE 1: Absorption spectrum of oral mucosa. Diode laser wavelengths in the 810 – 1064 nm range are weakly absorbed in soft tissue. TOP® surgical tip emission spectrum in the range of 1,400 to 11,000 nm is highly absorbed by soft tissue. [II.4]
No, Diodes Cut Inconsistently with a Hot Tip, Not With Light!
Diode laser light denatures tissue protein, which turns black and sticks to the fiber tip. The “dirty fiber tip” of the Diode laser heats up to temperatures from several hundreds to more than a thousand degrees. These very high temperatures of the fiber tip carbonize and vaporize tissue, resulting in cutting and coagulation. However, the cutting effect is not constant, because the black deposit is continuously scraped away, leading to fluctuations in the cutting efficiency and the power.
Diode laser manufacturers have taken notice of this issue and now suggest initiating laser fibers using cork or articulating paper. However, as shown below, these methods do not consistently initialize the diode laser tip every time, often resulting in snagging and burning.
Durable, Next-Generation TOP® Tip Cuts Precisely and Consistently
Unlike the existing diodes, TOP® Surgery cuts with a durable TOP® Tip that is created with a consistent, computer-
controlled SureStep™ Initiation process, ensuring repeatable, technique-insensitive clinical outcomes.
APC™ Provides Consistent Cutting Independent of Hand Speed
Because of inconsistent tip initiation, existing diodes suffer from tremendous fluctuations in cutting temperature, cutting depth and size of coagulation zone during the procedure. This inconsistency is the primary reason f