Kristalin Ltd. is engaged in the manufacture of microsurgical scalpels with a diamond blade, which are modern analogues of scalpels, production of which began 20 years ago in IRTC "Eye Microsurgery" of academician S. Fedorov.
In the USSR in the late 80's and early 90's such scalpels were made of expensive jewelry large diamonds. A diamond blade manufacturing technology out of flat crystals of small mass been developed by Kristalin Ltd. has significantly reduced the cost of materials and maintain an attractive price of scalpel. Currently, the cost of such scalpels is in 2 -
Due to support of Joint Stock Company "ALROSA" (CJSC), the benefits of the technology used by Kristalin Ltd. and high-
A distinctive feature of diamond blades manufactured by Kristalin Ltd. is very high edge sharpness. Multiple studies using an electron microscope gave consistent results: cutting width did not exceed 50 nanometers, and in some samples -
High blade sharpness can effortlessly pass through the limbal zone of the cornea into the anterior chamber. The edges of the cut are obtained absolutely smooth that greatly reduces the invasiveness of operations and also reduces the response to post-
Kristalin Ltd. makes microsurgical blades with a curved (oval) shape of the cutting edge which manufacturing technology was developed by our specialists. There are no analogues of such products in the world.
The main application of microsurgical scalpels is ophthalmology. At present field of application of them is gradually expanding. Our scalpels are starting to be used in neurosurgery, micro-
The main consumers of microsurgical scalpels with a diamond blade are Russian hospitals. In the structure of the company export is up to 30% of production. Manufacturing capabilities of Kristalin Ltd. now can fully meet the needs of the Russian market. However, customer orders are 1,500 units per year, which, according to experts in ophthalmology, accounting for 30% of the real health needs.
The correct diamond crystal cutting plays an important role in the cost of production and effective use of rough diamonds. To improve the technology in this field, use of cheaper rough diamonds for manufacturing scalpels and reduce the cost of production our company has acquired a modern technological laser system that allows to cut diamond crystals of any shape in any direction.