Cutera will preview its Adjustable Depth Selectivity (ADS) Technology at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Francisco, March 6-10, 2009. ADS is the result of five years of clinical research conducted with in-vitro human fat cells at the Cell Culture Facility at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco (UCSF).

The research determined fat cell survival rates following thermal exposures, which is necessary to establish treatment parameters and to make the next step in the development of new technologies for non-invasive body contouring. The two key features of this technology are the ability to selectively target and heat fat cells and to vary treatment depths within the fat.

The findings will help physicians develop new protocols for more efficacious treatment of a wide variety of patients and boost new device innovation.