Pyrexar Medical will be an exhibiting sponsor of the PTCOG-NA (Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group - North America) in Miami, Florida, October 14-16. This is our first participation in this annual event. Our interest in proton therapy was peaked after reading a 2014 article published in the International Journal of Hyperthermia by Prof. Dr. Niloy Datta exploring proton therapy and hyperthermia.
Since then, Pyrexar placed a BSD-2000 Deep Regional Hyperthermia System at the University of Maryland Proton Center. This is the first installation in the world to offer both a proton therapy system and hyperthermia system under the same roof. This installation, along with further clinical study, will move us closer to understanding the relationship of protons combined with focused heating.
For more information on attending the upcoming PTCOG-NA conference, follow the link.
In the last few weeks, Pyrexar products were being presented at conferences in Warsaw, Poland; Miami, Florida; Barcelona, Spain; and Münster, Germany. So thankful for our great partners educating oncologists and physicists, all over the world, to the benefits of hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer. We wanted to share a few images of these events with you.
This was Pyrexar's first engagement at the ABS (American Brachytherapy Society). Our goal was to demonstrate that adding hyperthermia as an adjunct to brachytherapy boosted the effectiveness of this radiotherapy treatment without interrupting workflow. It was an excellent show and we will be back next year.
Pyrexar was represented by our distribution partner Magna Medic Systems at the XX Congreso SEOR in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
The Sociedad Española de Oncología Clínica (Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology) is an association of more than 1000 specialists from Spain (including doctors in training) whose work is developed primarily in the treatment of cancer through the use of ionizing radiation. The annual meeting is an excellent opportunity to share ideas and data from around the world.
Earlier this year, Magna Medic placed a BSD-500 Superficial Hyperthermia unit at the Clinica Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. The facility boasts a 135 bed, 225,000 sqft facility with 8 specialty surgical suites to support cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, general surgery, and traumatology. Clinica Sagrada currently performs over 12,000 surgeries per year.
We are very thankful for the hard work the Magna Medic team has done to bring hyperthermia to Spain.
This is our first time exhibiting at the conference and we believe we have a compelling solution to offer. HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy and hyperthermia share some of the same market challenges. The bottom line is that brachytherapy plus hyperthermia improve cancer patient outcomes.
Like hyperthermia, brachytherapy is a sub-specialty that requires a specific skill set to treat patients. And like hyperthermia, brachytherapy is known to produce increased tumor control without an increase in toxicity. Product planning for hyperthermia is very similar and the system utilizes the existing brachy catheters placed during HDR.