At-Home Medical Device Uses the Science of Heat to Clear Blemishes Safely

FDA-Cleared Treatment in Clinical Trial Shows That 90 Percent of Pimples

Treated Improve or Resolve Within 24 Hours

Jun 03, 2005, 01:00 ET from Tyrell, Inc.

    HOUSTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 90 million frustrated Americans
 spend more than $2 billion each year on acne treatments with limited results
 and sometimes significant side effects.  Today's introduction of Zeno(TM),
 pioneered by Tyrell, Inc. brings a whole new way to effectively treat pimples
 at home.
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     Zeno is the first FDA-cleared medical device designed for over-the-counter
 use on mild to moderate inflammatory acne.  Combining revolutionary
 scientific, medical and electronic principles, Zeno uses proprietary
 ClearPoint(TM) technology to clear pimples quickly using the science of heat.
 Zeno has been clinically proven to be safe and effective and, when compared
 with existing over-the-counter treatments, offers substantially better results
 with none of the typical side effects.
     Tyrell's ClearPoint technology allows Zeno to deliver a precisely
 controlled low-level heat dose to the pimple, causing p. acnes, the bacteria
 which brings about roughly 90 percent of all acne blemishes, to self-destruct.
 The temperature required for Zeno to be effective is below the point at which
 healthy skin may be damaged.
     "Zeno represents a major advancement in the new category of home-based
 medical devices," said Wally Klemp, president and CEO of Tyrell, Inc.  "People
 are absolutely amazed when they first use Zeno.  For the first time, they can
 take control of their skin and treat pimples the same day they appear, without
 the risk of drug-related side effects."
     Zeno's treatment regimen is two to three treatment cycles of two and a
 half minutes each over 12 to 24 hours.  Zeno's internal microprocessors
 maintain the temperature within a fixed range, and an integral digital timer
 controls the treatment time.  In an FDA-reviewed, controlled clinical trial,
 90 percent of blemishes treated with Zeno disappeared or faded within
 24 hours.
     Zeno's development is the result of its inventor's sincere passion to
 provide a simple and effective solution for at-home acne treatment.  After a
 large pimple appeared before an important board meeting, Tyrell, Inc., Chief
 Operating Officer Robert Conrad researched the existing science behind acne
 treatment, explored new options and got to work on a prototype that became the
 basis for ClearPoint technology.
     "Pimples are a universal problem with very few quick or effective
 solutions," said Conrad.  "Zeno is safe and hygienic, with a painless,
 straightforward approach.  I created Zeno because we all know the frustration
 of having a pimple inevitably appear on that special day.  Our natural
 reaction is to want to do something about it.  Now you can."
     Zeno can be used in conjunction with other acne treatments including
 over-the-counter and prescription medications.  Zeno does not require a
 prescription and will initially be available through medical offices and
 medi-salons.  It is anticipated that Zeno will retail above $200.
     For more information on Zeno, visit .
     About Tyrell, Inc. and Zeno(TM)
     Established in Houston, Texas, in September 2002, Tyrell, Inc. is the
 leading pioneer in an exciting new category of home-based medical devices.
 The company was formed to develop and launch Zeno, a product set to
 revolutionize over-the-counter treatment of acne pimples.  Utilizing
 proprietary ClearPoint(TM) technology, this electronic medical device applies
 sustained heat therapy to destroy the bacteria that causes common acne,
 dramatically reducing the healing time of pimples.

SOURCE Tyrell, Inc.