Candela Receives Registration Approval to Market the Latest Generation of Vbeam Lasers in China

2009-04-08 18:21
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Company Gains New Market for its Family of Gold Standard Pulsed Dye Lasers

WAYLAND, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Candela Corporation (NASDAQ:CLZR) today announced that it has received registration approval from the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to market the full line of Vbeam® lasers in the People’s Republic of China.

“We are delighted about the opportunity to now be able to offer the latest generation pulsed dye laser to the market in the People’s Republic of China.” said Candela President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerard E. Puorro. “With this approval, many of our products are now successfully being marketed in China, enabling us to offer the Chinese medical community a more comprehensive range of aesthetic laser solutions.”

Gerard E. Puorro added: “We are also honored to have a delegation of physicians from the People’s Republic of China visit the Candela corporate offices and factory in Wayland, Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Through our partners, Chindex International, Inc., we have been working closely with the Chinese registration authorities and we hope to receive further approvals for additional products over the next several months.”

The Vbeam pulsed dye laser has an unparalleled 25-year proven track record of safety, reliability and efficacy for the treatment of a wide range of vascular conditions. The latest generation Vbeam features advanced micro-pulse technology, multiple handpieces, and a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) allowing for fast and comfortable treatments, which is a particularly important factor when treating infants and children.

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About CANDELA: Candela Corporation manufactures and distributes innovative clinical solutions that enable physicians, surgeons, and personal care practitioners to treat selected cosmetic and medical conditions using lasers, aesthetic laser systems, and other advanced technologies. Founded near Boston in 1970, Candela markets and services its products in 86 countries from offices and distributors in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other Asian locations. Candela established the aesthetic laser market 20 years ago, and currently has an installed base of over 13,500 systems worldwide. Visit Candela on the Web at

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