cryoICE® cryoablation probes
Superior Science, Innovative Ergonomics
Further improving upon the existing cryo platform, the third generation cryoICE® cryoablation probe offers several NEW features that improve ergonomic function while still delivering best in class performance.
Why the cryoICE® Cryoablation Probe?
1 / Fast Performance
cryoICE is quick to achieve lethal temperatures and maintains that temperature along the probe length more consistently. The probe / tissue surface temperature is actively measured through a Thermocouple feature.
2 / Superior Science
cryoICE has superior work capacity.
Gas: Nitrous oxide has a higher heat absorption capacity than argon.1
Probe Material: 12x higher thermal conductivity than competitors' products.2
Probe Surface: Smooth probe vs. corrugated reduces gaps where ice formation hinders thermal conductivity.
3 / Innovative Ergonomics
Featuring a retractable handle to expose the active probe length. In addition, its flexible tube set allows for a tight bending radius, and the ergonomic handle can adjust to multiple hand positions.
Active release feature allows probe to be removed from surface and keep tissue in frozen state.
"Slow thawing of the frozen tissue is a prime destructive factor and is a more important mechanism of cell death in cryosurgery than is rapid cooling. The rate of thawing should be as slow as practical, and is best done by allowing the tissues to thaw with no assistance by heating. Rapid thawing increases the chance of cell survival, which has long been known in the treatment of frostbite."3 - John G. Baust, PhD
The cryoICE cryoablation probes are intended for use in the cryosurgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. For additional information, see the summary of the FDA's 510(k) clearances:
1. Lemmon, E.W. “REFPROP, Reference Thermodynamic and Transport Properties.” NIST Standard Reference Database 23, Version 8.0. NIST, 2007. Print.
2. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, David R. Lide, Ed. 79th Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1998.
3. Baust, J.G. and Gage, A.A. (2005), The molecular basis of cryosurgery. BJU International, 95:1187-1191. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2005.05502.x