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Varian Acquires Taiwan Distributor
PALO ALTO, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has acquired Cooperative CL Enterprises (COOP), a leading distributor of radiotherapy equipment in Taiwan. COOP currentl... Devices, Oncology, Distribution, Mergers & Acquisitions Varian Medical Systems, ProBeam, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Governor vetoes bill that would have benefited new Franklin cancer center
Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed a bill that would have aided a cancer treatment center being constructed in Middle Tennessee. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 82-13 and by a 29-1 vote in the Senate, would have required insurance coverage of proton cancer therapy for state employees. The veto comes as the construction of a $100 million cancer-treatment center by Provision CARES Proton Therapy nears completio n in Franklin. It will be the second center for Knoxville-based Provision CARES,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Boom in proton therapy is a bust for some. Blame a shortage of patients.
But about 30 years after the Food and Drug Administration first approved proton therapy for limited uses, doctors often hesitate to prescribe it and insurers often will not cover it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jay Hancock Source Type: news

For Cancer Centers, Proton Therapy ’ s Promise Is Undercut by Lagging Demand
Hospitals and private investors keep pumping vast sums of money into an advanced type of radiology whose effectiveness, in many cases, has not yet been shown to justify its price. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAY HANCOCK Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prostate Cancer Radiation Particle Accelerators Law and Legislation Emanuel, Ezekiel J Food and Drug Administration Georgetown University University of Maryland Medical Center Memorial Sloan-Kettering Ca Source Type: news

Varian posts Q2 revenue increase
Revenue growth in its Oncology Systems business propelled radiation oncology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian releases Halcyon updates Varian releases new version of Velocity Brainlab, Varian team up on product integrations Varian bid for Sirtex clears regulatory hurdle Varian touts proton therapy educational milestone (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian releases Halcyon updates
Varian Medical Systems has released updates to its Halcyon radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian releases new version of Velocity Brainlab, Varian team up on product integrations Varian bid for Sirtex clears regulatory hurdle Varian touts proton therapy educational milestone Varian acquires decision-support firm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Engineering during the “Fuzzy Front End” of Development
What’s the “fuzzy front end”? It’s the phase between first consideration of an opportunity and when it’s deemed ready to enter a structured development process. A common characteristic of the “fuzzy front end” is the desire to create and evaluate multiple concept alternatives on the road to selecting a single preferred approach. It’s pursuing multiple concepts that often pose a special chicken-or-the-egg challenge for engineering because you: Don’t have a complete design to assess feasibility. Can’t fully assess feasibility without a complete design. This d...
Source: MDDI - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Dave Franchino Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Design Source Type: news

Varian releases new version of Velocity
Varian Medical Systems has released a new version of its Velocity cancer imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brainlab, Varian team up on product integrations Varian bid for Sirtex clears regulatory hurdle Varian touts proton therapy educational milestone Varian acquires decision-support firm India clears Varian's Halcyon radiation therapy system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brainlab, Varian team up on product integrations
Image-guided therapy firm Brainlab has signed a deal with Varian Medical Systems...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian bid for Sirtex clears regulatory hurdle Varian touts proton therapy educational milestone Varian acquires decision-support firm Brainlab gets FDA nod for MR contrast analysis software FDA clears 2 Brainlab software applications Brainlab ships planning software package (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mevion touts first use of S250i proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems today announced the launch of its Mevion S250i proton therapy system, touting that the first patient in the world had been treated with the system. The Mevion S250i features improved pencil beam scanning fields and Hyperscan pencil beam scanning tech to allow for faster energy layer switching, the Littleton, Mass.-based company said. The system also features the company’s Adaptive Aperture multi-leaf collimator designed for multi-layer conformal field delivery, Mevion said, which it claims provides dose gradients with up to 3 times sharper lateral penumbra. “The launch of the Hypersc...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

Mevion treats 1st patient with proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems treated its first patient using the Mevion S250i proton...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion nabs FDA OK for proton therapy system Mevion submits 510(k) to FDA for proton therapy system Mevion touts scanning milestone Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton Mevion completes milestone installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA posts mixed 2017 results
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) posted mixed results for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA posts revenue decreases in Q3 IBA, Elekta join forces on software development IBA posts half-year revenue increases Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian bid for Sirtex clears regulatory hurdle
Varian Medical Systems' proposed acquisition of Sirtex Medical has been cleared...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian touts proton therapy educational milestone Varian acquires decision-support firm Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B Sirtex highlights research on colorectal cancer survival Sirtex touts microsphere study at ASCO 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian touts proton therapy educational milestone
Varian Medical Systems is highlighting an educational milestone at the Maryland...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian acquires decision-support firm India clears Varian's Halcyon radiation therapy system Varian acquires Mobius Medical Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No Reduced Toxicity for Proton Tx vs IMRT in NSCLC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study challenges assumptions about supposed superiority of proton therapy (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 4, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Emory Proton Therapy Center gears up to open in late 2018 (Photos)
Patient consults are slated to begin for the center in fall 2018, and the first patients will be treated in winter 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Emory Proton Therapy Center gears up to open in late 2018 (Photos)
Patient consults are slated to begin for the center in fall 2018, and the first patients will be treated in winter 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

UAB selects California company's equipment for Proton Therapy Center
A piece of Silicon Valley is headed to Birmingham for UAB's new Proton Therapy Center. Construction is set to get under way on the center, and first treatments are expected to start in 2020. The new center will house a Varian Pro Beam Compact single-room proton therapy system from Varian, a Silicon Valley-based company. Proton International selected Varian, which is also providing its ARIA information management system and Eclipse treatment planning system. "We are excited about this expansion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB selects California company's equipment for Proton Therapy Center
A piece of Silicon Valley is headed to Birmingham for UAB's new Proton Therapy Center. Construction is set to get under way on the center, and first treatments are expected to start in 2020. The new center will house a Varian Pro Beam Compact single-room proton therapy system from Varian, a Silicon Valley-based company. Proton International selected Varian, which is also providing its ARIA information management system and Eclipse treatment planning system. "We are excited about this expansion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

University of Miami to build proton therapy center
The University of Miami announced a deal to build a proton therapy center at its Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which would make it the third proton facility in South Florida. The university signed a deal with Palo Alto, California-based Varian (NYSE: VAR) to build its ProBeam at UHealth Tower on its medical school campus. Groundbreaking will take place this spring, installation of the massive equipment should start in early 2019, and patient treatments should commence in the first half… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Varian Selected to Provide Compact Single-room System for First Proton Therapy Center in Alabama
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 - Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has been selected by Proton International to install a Varian ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy system in the new University of Alabama at Birmingham Proton Therapy Center. Construction on the new center is expected to begin at the end of January 2018, and first patient treatments are expected to start in early 2020. In addition to the equipment, Varian will also provide its ARIA® information...This story is related to the following:Clinical Medical Equipment (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Varian Medical Systems beats The Street with Q1 earnings
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) yesterday topped the consensus earnings forecast on Wall Street with its fiscal first-quarter results, despite a slide into red ink, sending share prices up today in pre-market trading. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company posted losses of -$112.2 million, or -$1.22 per share, on sales of $678.5 million for the three months ended Dec. 29, 2017, for a top-line gain of 12.8%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, including a $234.7 million charge for taxes on earnings as a result of the tax reforms enacted last year, earnings per share were $1.06, 4¢ ahead of The Street. Analysts there were l...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Radiosurgery Wall Street Beat Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Hitachi nets FDA OK for proton therapy technology
Hitachi has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hitachi inks deal to acquire IT firm VidiStar Hitachi to buy Mitsubishi particle therapy business MRI workflow engine among Hitachi launches at RSNA 2017 FDA clears Hitachi's 64-slice compact CT unit Hitachi, CorTechs announce collaboration (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hitachi receives FDA 510(k) for advanced motion management for its proton therapy system
(Hokkaido University) Hitachi, Ltd. and Hokkaido University announced that it has obtained U.S. Food& Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the commercialization of " Real Time Image Gating System for Proton Beam Therapy Systems " (RGPT), allowing for its systems in the United States to treat patients with cutting-edge motion management together with its advanced Spot Scanning irradiation technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Florida Cancer Centers: Proton therapy the latest weapon against cancer in South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida opened the region's first proton therapy center, and a second facility is under construction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Proton therapy the latest weapon against cancer in South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida opened the region's first proton therapy center, and a second facility is under construction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Proton therapy the latest weapon against cancer in South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida opened the region's first proton therapy center, and a second facility is under construction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Broward Health hires hospital CEO from for-profit rival
Broward Health hired Jared M. Smith as CEO of its Broward Health Coral Springs hospital. Smith, a CPA, was recently the national service line administrator for cardiac and vascular services for Tenet Healthcare and, before that, was COO of Tenet’s Delray Medical Center. He implemented nearly $100 million in major development initiatives at that hospital, including a proton therapy c enter that is currently under construction. “With Jared’s extensive hospital operations experience, we are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Broward Health hires hospital CEO from for-profit rival
Broward Health hired Jared M. Smith as CEO of its Broward Health Coral Springs hospital. Smith, a CPA, was recently the national service line administrator for cardiac and vascular services for Tenet Healthcare and, before that, was COO of Tenet’s Delray Medical Center. He implemented nearly $100 million in major development initiatives at that hospital, including a proton therapy c enter that is currently under construction. “With Jared’s extensive hospital operations experience, we are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer
In a randomized trial comparing the two modalities, proton therapy was not superior in reducing the rate of serious lung toxicityMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mevion wins FDA 510(k) for S250i proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mevion S250i proton therapy system featuring pencil beam scanning technology, and touted that the first unit was installed at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. The Mevion S250i features improved pencil beam scanning fields and Hyperscan pencil beam scanning tech to allow for faster energy layer switching, the Littleton, Mass.-based company said. “The S250i system represents the next generation of intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) delivered in the most compact proton therapy platform. We are proud that the ME...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

Mevion nabs FDA OK for proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion submits 510(k) to FDA for proton therapy system Mevion touts scanning milestone Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton Mevion completes milestone installation Mevion completes Fla. installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Penn medicine | virtua strategic alliance brings first proton therapy to south Jersey
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cancer care in South Jersey is about to enter a new era. Penn Medicine, in partnership with Virtua, announced plans to build a new proton facility on the campus of Virtua's acute care hospital, Virtua Voorhees. The new $35 million center, which will allow cancer patients to undergo cutting edge proton therapy in single-room treatments, is expected to be completed by 2020. It will be the first and only proton therapy center in South Jersey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Penn Medicine/Virtua strategic alliance brings first proton therapy to South Jersey
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cancer care in South Jersey is about to enter a new era. Penn Medicine, in partnership with Virtua, announced plans to build a new proton facility on the campus of Virtua's acute care hospital, Virtua Voorhees. The new $35 million center, which will allow cancer patients to undergo cutting edge proton therapy in single-room treatments, is expected to be completed by 2020. It will be the first and only proton therapy center in South Jersey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New $50M proton therapy center at UAB to begin work in 2018
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Proton International have secured funding for the new UAB Proton Therapy Center. The two entities expect to break ground on the $50 million facility, which will be the first proton therapy center in Alabama, in January 2018. Construction on the two-story, 29,000-square-foot facility is expected to take two years. Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment av ailable at only 25 locations in the United States. According to UAB, it is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Varian secures Japanese clearance for Halcyon
Varian Medical Systems has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian names new chief people officer Varian's fiscal 2017 results hold steady Varian takes orders for proton therapy system French court denies Varian effort to block Accuray deal Varian announces 1st patient treated with Halcyon (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA posts revenue decreases in Q3
Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) posted revenue decreases for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA, Elekta join forces on software development IBA posts half-year revenue increases Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal IBA to show updated synthesizer at SNMMI 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hamlin proton therapy center gets OK, construction plans to be submitted
A planned cancer-fighting medical center in the $1 billion Hamlin community got the go ahead from Orange County on Nov. 1. Construction plans will be submitted in the next few weeks for the 37,542-square-foot Provision Proton Therapy Center, project engineer Scott Gentry, principal of Orlando-based Kelly, Collins& Gentry Inc., told Orlando Business Journal. It's being developed by Provision Proton Center at Hamlin LLC, an entity related to Orlando-based Boyd Development Corp. and Knoxville, Tenn.-based … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Aslam Source Type: news

Varian Names New Chief People Officer, SVP HR
Terilyn Juarez Monroe named to replace retiring Wendy Scott PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has named Terilyn Juarez Monroe as Chief People Officer, sen... Devices, Oncology, Personnel Varian Medical Systems, proton therapy, radiotherapy, radiosurgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Proton therapy for prostate cancer is advantageous to imrt according to new study
(Northwestern Memorial HealthCare) Proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer is associated with higher survival rates and decreased risk of complications compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) according to a new study by researchers at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Proton therapy may be better option for elderly patients with esophageal cancer
(Mayo Clinic) A study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that proton beam therapy, in combination with chemotherapy, prior to surgery, may be a better option than a combination using traditional radiation therapy techniques with chemotherapy when treating elderly patients with esophageal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Proton therapy may be better option for elderly patients with esophageal cancer
CHICAGO ? A study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that proton beam therapy, in combination with chemotherapy, prior to surgery, may be a better option than a combination using traditional radiation therapy techniques with chemotherapy when treating elderly patients with esophageal cancer. Standard X-ray radiation therapy techniques include 3-D conformal radiation and intensity-modulated [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Proton therapy lowers treatment side effects in pediatric head and neck cancer patients
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be treated with proton beam therapy (PBT) instead of traditional photon radiation, and it will result in similar outcomes with less impact on quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center hosts 4th Annual PTCOG-NA Conference in Chicago
(Northwestern Memorial HealthCare) The Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center will host over 200 leading clinicians, physicists and researchers in the growing field of proton therapy at the 4th Annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group North-America (PTCOG-NA) Conference, being held Oct. 23-25, 2017 at the Swiss ô tel Chicago. Conference participants will share the latest clinical, scientific and industrial developments in particle beam therapy, an advanced form of radiation therapy using beams of protons to destroy cancer cells and diseased tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IBA, Elekta join forces on software development
Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and radiation oncology vendor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA posts half-year revenue increases Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta inks stereotactic development, software, co-marketing deals
Medical software and equipment company Elekta has signed separate deals with Ion Beam Applications and Brainlab to share and integrate their technologies. In the memorandum of understanding with Ion Beam Applications, the two companies agreed to collaborate on investment in software development and the sale and marketing of each other’s products through a joint portfolio. Elekta specializes in technological solutions for improving, prolonging and saving the lives of patients with cancer and brain disorders, while IBA develops solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Specifically, the companies plan to foc...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alex Beall Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Elekta Source Type: news

Mevion files for FDA clearance for S250i proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems said yesterday it submitted a 510(k) premarket notification to the FDA for its Mevion S250i proton therapy system with Hyperscan pencil beam scanning tech. The Mevion S250i features improved pencil beam scanning fields and Hyperscan pencil beam scanning tech to allow for faster energy layer switching, the Littleton, Mass.-based company said. “We focused on addressing the challenges clinicians faced with 1st generation systems and engineered a novel and transformative solution,” CEO Joseph Jachinowski said in a press release. The system also features the company’s Adaptive Apert...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

Mevion submits 510(k) to FDA for proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems has submitted a 510(k) premarket notification to the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion touts scanning milestone Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton Mevion completes milestone installation Mevion completes Fla. installation Mevion, RaySearch partner on info system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedLever and HKSH collaborate for new MR-guided proton therapy solution
MedLever and the Hong Kong Sanatorium& Hospital (HKSH) have collaborated to develop the information backbone to support the new MR-guided proton therapy solution, which is being developed at the hospital. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - September 12, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news