510(k) Application for Premarket Clearance filed with the FDA for
Rapid Acoustic Pulse (“RAP”) device in tattoo removal
March 21, 2019 – Houston, TX – Soliton, Inc., (NASDAQ: SOLY) (“Soliton” or the “Company”),a medical device company with a novel and proprietary platform technology licensed from The University of Texas on behalf of the MD Anderson Cancer Center (“MD Anderson”), today announced that it has filed for 510(k) premarket clearance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for its first generation Rapid Acoustic Pulse (“RAP”) tattoo removal device. The device is indicated as an accessory to the 1064 nm Q-Switched laser for black ink tattoo removal on the arms, legs and torso in Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-III individuals. Clinical trials have demonstrated that using the Company’s RAP device, in conjunction with a Q-switched laser, allows for multiple passes of laser treatment in a single treatment session, resulting in accelerated fading in comparison to stand-slone laser treatment. The current standard of care for tattoo removal is to use a Q-switched (pulsed) laser to ablate the tattoo ink particles into pieces small enough for the body’s natural processes to remove them. Unfortunately, this current method is highly inefficient, requiring up to 10 or more office visits to achieve acceptable results. A clinical trial has demonstrated that using our Rapid Acoustic Pulse (“RAP”) device in conjunction with a Q-switched laser has the potential to produce similar results in just 2 to 3 office visits.
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Dr. Christopher Capelli, president and CEO of Soliton, said, “The submission of our 510(k) application for premarket clearance of our RAP device represents an important step in the commercialization of our products. We will be operating in a large industry segment that seeks the solutions our technology offers in terms of speed of tattoo removal and the potential for higher operating margins for the professional practices that adopt the RAP technology.”
“Our strategy is a razor/razorblade model with consumable products for single-use applications, generating recurring revenue that should allow Soliton to share in the volume growth that is expected in the coming years,” continued Dr. Capelli. “We believe this business model will serve the Company and our shareholders well as we enter into the tattoo removal segment – estimated to be approximately $4.8 billion annually by 2023 – and eventually into additional aesthetics markets. We are excited about the prospects for expanding the use of our RAP technology to address new markets and other aesthetic issues.”
About Soliton, Inc.
Soliton, Inc. is a medical device company with a novel and proprietary platform technology licensed from MD Anderson. The Company’s first planned commercial product is designed to use rapid pulses of designed acoustic shockwaves in conjunction with existing lasers to accelerate the removal of unwanted tattoos (RAP device). In addition, higher energy versions of acoustic pulse devices are in early stages of development for potential stand-alone treatment of cellulite and other indications. Both products are investigational and are not available for sale in the United States.
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