Lykos Clinical Laser

Clinical Laser with Multi-pulse mode and RED-i® Target.
The Newest in Laser Technology for Clinical Applications: Laser and RED-i® Target Locator built into 40x Objective.


Lykos Componenets
40x objective with built-in Class 1 laser diode (1460 nm) and RED-i Target Locator
Laptop/PC with Proprietary laser software (OS: Win8 Pro)
Laser-controller box
Color analog or digital camera, with de-magnifier c-mount adapter
Remote foot switch for firing laser

Product facts and notices

Our hallmark Isotherm Rings is a software generated target visible on the monitor that allows safe positioning of the cell during laser treatment. Only the Isotherm Rings show the peak temperature reached at each position due to the selected laser pulse. Any adjustments made to the laser settings are automatically factored into the calculated Isotherm Rings and immediately shown on the screen.
The RED-i® target locator is visible through the microscope eyepieces. By allowing you to position the cell under the laser beam without looking at the monitor, the RED-i®speeds workflow and increases efficiency during laser application. The
target spot always remains in focus and has an adjustable brightness level.
The LYKOS represents the next generation of clinical lasers from Hamilton Thorne. With both the laser and RED-i® target locator built into a customized 40x objective, the LYKOS provides solutions not found on any other system. The
hardware and software features of the LYKOS work together seamlessly to provide a sophisticated yet easy-to-use laser system for the ART facility.
The Multi-Pulse Software allows for rapid, multi-pulse firing of the
laser for fast and easy trophectoderm biopsy.

Laser-assisted Hatching

By drilling a small hole in the zona pellucida, embryo hatching can be
facilitated. In addition to using to using laser-assisted hatching (LAH) to
facilitate the trophectoderm biopsy process, LAH has also been applied in
specific conditions of IVF with the goal of increasing the implantation rate.

Blastomere Biopsy

Removal of a blastomere from a cleavage stage embryo on day 3 is the
most common method of obtaining embryonic DNA for PGD. The
LYKOS laser is applied to the zona pellucida to create an opening near the
blastomere to be removed. Using either gentle suction by micropipette or
displacement by positive pressure, the single blastomere is removed


Performed at the blastocyst stage, trophectoderm biopsy for pre-
implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) offers many potential advantages
over cleavage stage biopsy.
  • Trophectoderm cells are removed with little or no effect on the inner cell mass
  • Lower percentage impact on total embryo cell number
  • More cells are obtained for analysis for improved ability to detect mosaicism
The LYKOS laser aids the trophectoderm biopsy procedure in two ways:
  • By breaching the zona, which allows the trophectoderm to herniate through the opening
  • By breaking or weakening the junctions between the trophectoderm cells so they may be aspirated into the biopsy micropipette (for fastest trophectoderm biopsy, see Multipulse Mode)


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