US Patent Application No: 2010/0049,031

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Non-Thermal Ablation System for Treating BPH and Other Growths

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Systems and methods for non-thermal ablation of tissue are provided. A non-implantable minimally invasive system for treatment of tissue in a body via direct current ablation is provided including a catheter, a plurality of electrodes for deployment through the catheter, a power source for applying power to the electrodes, and a fixation element for maintaining the catheter in a treatment position during treatment of the tissue. A minimally invasive method for treating tissue in a body via direct current ablation is provided including inserting a catheter into the body such that a portion of the catheter remains outside of the body, deploying a fixation element to fix the catheter in a treatment position, deploying a plurality of electrodes through the catheter, applying power to the plurality of electrodes, using the electrodes to apply a current to the tissue, and removing the catheter from the body.

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  • IONIX MEDICAL, INC.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fruland, Benjamin R Plymouth, US 13 175
Holtz, Michael C Elk River, US 4 90
Kroll, Kai Plymouth, US 64 1341
Nelson, Tom A Elk River, US 4 90
Sundquist, Stephen K Minnetonka, US 10 187

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