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Norlase LION Green Laser Wins 2021 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in Medical Device Category

Ballerup, Denmark and Redwood City, CA, USA – March 5, 2021 – Norlase® announced that the LION™ green laser has won the prestigious 2021 Prism Award for photonics innovation in the Medical Device category. As a second time Prism Award nominee and a first-time winner, this recognition for LION highlights the company’s commitment to innovation and providing ophthalmologists with state-of-the-art technology.

The Prism Awards is an annual international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. This year, there were a record 149 applications from 18 countries and for the first time, the award ceremony was held virtually.

The Norlase LION is a fully integrated green laser and LIO where a miniaturized laser source is housed seamlessly in the headset. Driven by a rechargeable battery and an industry first wireless user interface with voice control, LION offers unprecedented diagnostic and treatment capability in a lightweight and portable design. Doctors now have the opportunity to treat patients in practically any setting including remote and underserved areas of the world where power and access to ophthalmic lasers may not be available.

“This Prism Award belongs to our incredible team, who helped bring LION to market in a short 1.5 years. I am in constant awe at the speed of innovation and depth and breadth of expertise from our team, whose passion and dedication led us to this major achievement,” said Oliver Hvidt, CEO of Norlase. Greg Fava, VP of Medical Devices adds, “We are incredibly proud that our peers in the photonics industry recognize the level of innovation contained in LION. This innovation gives ophthalmologists greater treatment flexibility to care for their patients.”

The LION Green Laser System received FDA clearance in October 2020 and completed the CE Mark Approval in January 2021.

About the Prism Awards

The Prism Awards is an annual international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. Since 1959, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has honored the best in optics and photonics for their significant achievements and contributions in advancing the science of light. The SPIE Award Program recognizes excellence and outstanding contributions from companies and individuals that are creating products that are making a difference.

About Norlase

Norlase develops next-generation laser solutions for the treatment of retina and glaucoma diseases. Founded in Denmark, Norlase is comprised of worldwide industry experts in ophthalmology, laser technology, medical device development, and customer care. Norlase is on a mission to improve practice efficiency, patient care, and physician convenience for ophthalmologists worldwide. Norlase products include its flagship product LEAF, a laser photocoagulator that’s 10X smaller than existing systems and mounts directly on the slit lamp, and LION – the first fully integrated green laser and LIO.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Norlase LION Green Laser Wins 2021 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in Medical Device Category

Ballerup, Denmark and Redwood City, CA, USA – March 5, 2021 – Norlase® announced that the LION™ green laser has won the prestigious 2021 Prism Award for photonics innovation in the Medical Device category. As a second time Prism Award nominee and a first-time winner, this recognition for LION highlights the company’s commitment to innovation and providing ophthalmologists with state-of-the-art technology.

The Prism Awards is an annual international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. This year, there were a record 149 applications from 18 countries and for the first time, the award ceremony was held virtually.

The Norlase LION is a fully integrated green laser and LIO where a miniaturized laser source is housed seamlessly in the headset. Driven by a rechargeable battery and an industry first wireless user interface with voice control, LION offers unprecedented diagnostic and treatment capability in a lightweight and portable design. Doctors now have the opportunity to treat patients in practically any setting including remote and underserved areas of the world where power and access to ophthalmic lasers may not be available.

“This Prism Award belongs to our incredible team, who helped bring LION to market in a short 1.5 years. I am in constant awe at the speed of innovation and depth and breadth of expertise from our team, whose passion and dedication led us to this major achievement,” said Oliver Hvidt, CEO of Norlase. Greg Fava, VP of Medical Devices adds, “We are incredibly proud that our peers in the photonics industry recognize the level of innovation contained in LION. This innovation gives ophthalmologists greater treatment flexibility to care for their patients.”

The LION Green Laser System received FDA clearance in October 2020 and completed the CE Mark Approval in January 2021.

About the Prism Awards

The Prism Awards is an annual international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. Since 1959, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has honored the best in optics and photonics for their significant achievements and contributions in advancing the science of light. The SPIE Award Program recognizes excellence and outstanding contributions from companies and individuals that are creating products that are making a difference.

About Norlase

Norlase develops next-generation laser solutions for the treatment of retina and glaucoma diseases. Founded in Denmark, Norlase is comprised of worldwide industry experts in ophthalmology, laser technology, medical device development, and customer care. Norlase is on a mission to improve practice efficiency, patient care, and physician convenience for ophthalmologists worldwide. Norlase products include its flagship product LEAF, a laser photocoagulator that’s 10X smaller than existing systems and mounts directly on the slit lamp, and LION – the first fully integrated green laser and LIO.