The First RF-Plasma Energy Ablation System
providing an impedance controlled treatment cycle
specific to individual patient conditions.
The Minerva Endometrial Ablation System is intended to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in pre-menopausal women with menorrhagia (excessive bleeding) due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete.
The Minerva Endometrial Ablation System is a bipolar RF system that uses high voltage radio frequency (RF) electrical current to ionize argon gas that is fully contained and circulated within a sealed silicone membrane of the Plasma Formation Array (PFA). When this stretchable silicone membrane is deployed it conforms to the uterus. When the system is energized, the argon gas is ionized, turning it in to plasma. The argon plasma heats the interior surface of the silicone membrane. This energy, in the form of heat, is conducted through the silicone membrane to the tissue in contact with the membrane.
The combination of three mechanisms of ablation result in the ablation of endometrial tissue: