Who We Are
Advanced Excimer Laser-Based Vascular and Dermatological Therapies
Ra Medical Systems’ advanced excimer laser systems are tools for use in the treatment of vascular and dermatological diseases. We believe our products enhance patients’ quality of life by restoring blood-flow in arteries and clearing chronic skin conditions.
We currently manufacture and market two lines of products:
DABRA is our minimally-invasive excimer laser and disposable catheter system that is used by physicians as a tool in the endovascular treatment of vascular blockages resulting from lower extremity vascular disease, a form of peripheral artery disease, or PAD, both above- and below-the-knee. DABRA breaks down plaque to its fundamental chemistry, such as proteins, lipids and other chemical compounds, eliminating blockages by essentially dissolving them without generating potentially harmful particulates. Unlike many treatments for PAD that may damage the arterial wall, DABRA quickly, photochemically dissolves plaque with minimal vascular trauma.
DABRA has been cleared by the FDA for crossing chronic total occlusions in patients with symptomatic infrainguinal lower extremity vascular disease and has an intended use for ablating a channel in occlusive peripheral vascular disease. In addition, DABRA was granted CE mark clearance in September 2016 for the endovascular treatment of infrainguinal arteries via atherectomy and for crossing total occlusions.
Pharos Excimer Laser is a powerful 308 nm ultraviolet-B excimer laser used by physicians as a tool to treat chronic skin diseases, including psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and leukoderma. Pharos has FDA clearance to market Pharos in the U.S. for those skin conditions and CE mark clearance for use in the treatment of those skin conditions, as well as market clearance in China, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.
Dr Airoldi describes how DABRA advances with a gentle push and makes the turns in hard calcium, tracking the native vessel without a wire, below the knee. Patient has renal failure and is on dialysis.
“The Catheter itself performed the 2 curves and the straight portion of the artery.”
Flavio Airoldi, MD. Multimedica, Italy
The Pharos Excimer Laser “has been a great addition to our practice. Our patients have loved the results, especially our vitiligo, and psoriasis patients.”
Sidney B. Smith, MD
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DABRA Vascular Testimonials
Pharos Dermatology Testimonials
- Dr. Mahmud describes the first-ever DABRA case performed. The patient presented with a short SFA lesion, not crossable with a wire. DABRA crossed and re-canalized the vessel, after which angioplasty with a low pressure balloon at 2 atmospheres was performed. No drug coated balloons or stents were used, and there was no dissection. The patient remains asymptomatic 4 years post-procedure. “It was remarkable. It was very smooth. It was successful, and 4 years later the patient remains patent.” Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAII, UC San Diego Cardiovascular Clinic... Continue Reading
- Dr. Elizabeth Jacobson is a board-certified dermatologist at Inverness Dermatology & Laser. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Jacobson treats all her patients with genuine compassion. But one particular patient is especially close to her heart—her daughter. Dr. Jacobson's daughter is 8 years old and has suffered from scalp psoriasis for 2 years. Despite twice-daily intensive topical treatments and medications prescribed by her dermatologist mom, her psoriasis continued to worsen. She had itchy, scaly sores on her scalp and behind her ears that she…... Continue Reading