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American Medical Systems' New MoXy® Fiber Delivers Over 50 Percent More Energy Company Launches New 650kJ Fiber for GreenLight XPS® that Offers Enhanced Value for Treatment of Larger Glands

MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Systems (AMS), an Endo Health Solutions (Nasdaq: ENDP) company and a leading provider of devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today introduced the new 650kJ MoXy® fiber for its class-leading GreenLight XPS® system for photoselective vaporization of the prostate. Providing more than 50 percent more energy than the previous fiber for the same price, the new MoXy fiber will enable physicians to treat larger glands with a single fiber, offering improved overall value and greater cost efficiency.

"The GreenLight™ system continues to be the leading laser surgical treatment for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)," said Joe Martin, senior vice president and general manager for BPH Therapy at AMS. "In response to the changing clinical and economic needs of our customers, we've developed this innovative enhancement to our MoXy fiber that will treat the majority of gland sizes with the GreenLight system, extending the utility of the procedure."

The higher energy fiber will enable physicians to treat larger glands. The 650kJ MoXy fiber offers the same safety, reliability, and product specifications as the original 400kJ model, and patients with large glands may benefit from more complete removal of tissue.

"As a busy practicing urologist, I'm pleased to begin utilizing the new MoXy fiber, which will offer a longer-lasting and more cost-effective advanced laser fiber to treat BPH," said Dr. Mahmood Hai, President, Affiliates Division, Comprehensive Urology and Executive Director, The Surgical Institute of Michigan. "This innovation will allow us to treat a broader range of patients, especially those with larger prostates as they are becoming more common. It greatly adds to the already improved overall value of the GreenLight laser in the treatment of prostatic diseases." 

With more than 500,000 procedures performed worldwide, the AMS GreenLight Laser Therapy system is delivering the effectiveness of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with lower morbidity, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays. The treatment is durable and suitable for most patients with enlarged prostates, delivering rapid urine flow improvement and long-lasting symptom relief.

About American Medical Systems
American Medical Systems, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is a diversified supplier of medical devices and procedures to treat incontinence, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), pelvic floor prolapse and other pelvic disorders in men and women. These disorders can significantly diminish one's quality of life and profoundly affect social relationships. In recent years, the number of people seeking treatment has increased markedly as a result of longer lives, higher-quality-of-life expectations and greater awareness of new treatment alternatives. American Medical Systems' products reduce or eliminate the incapacitating effects of these diseases, often through minimally invasive therapies. The Company's products were used to treat approximately 340,000 patients in 2010. AMS is part of Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: ENDP), a diversified healthcare company that is dedicated to improving care through a combination of branded products, generics, devices, technology and services. (http://www.endo.com)

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SOURCE Endo Health Solutions



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