BSD Medical is Now Pyrexar Medical

The complete line of BSD Hyperthermia products are availble thru Pyrexar Medical

mackay memorial hospitalAfter passing the rigorous clearance process with the TFDA (Taiwan Food and Drug Administration), a Pyrexar BSD-2000 Deep Regional Hyperthermia system is now installed and treating patients at MacKay Memorial Hospital in New Taipei City, Taiwan. On-site to provide hands-on training, and treat the first series of patients, was a well-respected physician and researcher Dr. Jacobi van der Zee from Erasmus University Hospital-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. van der Zee is recognized as a world leader in hyperthermia with a long list of published papers and clinical studies.

The news quickly reached nearby hospitals creating lines of doctors and clinicians daily to see the new device in action.  Integral to bringing this life-saving treatment to Taiwan was the team from Lindenbiotech and its president Tainang Huang, Ph.D.  “Having this first installation on the island is important to the health and wellbeing of the people of Taiwan,” says Dr. Huang “Cancer is a very serious threat to our population which now exceeds 23 million and effects 1 in every 223 people”.  

We are hopeful that this first of several installations planned for Taiwan this year will begin to affect the people of that region positively.

magna sign 2016Our distributor in Spain invited Mark Falkowski, CEO of Pyrexar, to participate in a conference sponsored by the Spanish Societies of Radiation Oncology (SEOR) Hyperthermia Group.  Oncologists from the area converged in Málaga, Spain, to talk about a new type of adjunct cancer treatment. They gathered to learn about the positive clinical trials and growing success that surrounds a specific type of thermal therapy, rf (radio frequency) hyperthermia. Energy is directed deep into the body then focused and steered by adjusting wave frequency and amplitude, resulting in targeted “fever” magna clinic frontdesktemperature (41-42C) at the tumor site.  Heat sensitizes and improves blood flow at the tumor site, which, in turn, increases the amount of chemotherapy that reaches inside the tumor. Blood flow also brings oxygen to these hypoxic (without oxygen) cancer tumors, increasing the effectiveness of radiation therapy.  Phase 3 clinical studies demonstrate that hyperthermia, along with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, increases tumor control of up to 300% when compared to radiotherapy or chemotherapy alone.

magna clinic frontThanks to regional groups like the SEOR and companies like Magna Medic, this newest cancer fighter will be available in the near future. “Facilities, like Clínica Ruber Internacional (Madrid), Vithas Xanit International Hospital (Málaga), Instituto Valenciano de Oncología (Valencia) and Centro Médico Teknon (Barcelona)” are the types of progressive institutions that look for cancer treatment innovations,” says Felix Navarro, Medical Physicist at the Magna Clinic Marbella, “We are very experienced with hyperthermia in our clinic, and we look forward to sharing our successes with the country.”

In preparation for the expected technology growth in hyperthermia cancer treatment sector, Magna Medic has signed a six year, $3 million (USD) distribution contract with hyperthermia device maker Pyrexar Medical. “We are excited to see cancer patients get the treatment they deserve,” says Mark Falkowski, Pyrexar CEO, “and we could not find a more capable partner than Magna Medic.”

 

arab health montageWe had a great week in Dubai at the Arab Health show.  Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The 2016 exhibition showcased more than 4,000 companies exhibiting their latest innovations to more than 130,000 healthcare professionals attending from 163 countries.

AB Care

A special thanks to our newly signed distributor, AB Care Medical, out of Egypt. This agreement represents a $3 million commitment to the hyperthermia product line over the next six years. AB Care was founded with a resolute purpose that is to represent prominent manufacturers to influence the Egyptian market and be its leaders. It has offices in Cairo, Alexandria, Mansour, and Assiut.  

AB Care provided a last-minute opportunity to bring the Pyrexar message into their booth.  They are very knowledgeable and experienced in the medical device market and deliver a great enthusiasm for hyperthermia as a first-line cancer treatment. To learn more about our new partners, visit their website at www.ab-care.com

Pyrexar continues to build a strong presence in the middle east.  With the addition of Egypt, we now have representation in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the UAE. It was a fantastic show located in an incredible city, and we will be back next year.

Change the OddsPublished last month in the International Journal of Hyperthermia, N. Datta, S.Rogers, S.G. Ordonez, E. Puric and S. Bodis review and analyze ~30 years of studies conducted to evaluate the outcome of controlled clinical trials in head and neck cancers (HNCs) using hyperthermia and radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone.

The article titled “Hyperthermia and radiotherapy in the management of head and neck cancers: A systematic review and meta-analysis” finds level 1 evidence of the efficacy of HTRT (Hyperthermia + Radiotherapy) over RT (Radiotherapy alone) in the treatment of Head and Neck Cancers.  

The most recent study in 2014 by Wen et provided data demonstrating that HT+RT was one and half times more effective than RT alone.  Of the six studies evaluated the benefit of Hyperthermia as an adjunct treatment had an overall benefit ratio of 1.6.

The evidence that Hyperthermia is a vital cancer treatment therapy continues to grow.  Adding heat to radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy shrinks tumors and increases sensitivity to traditional cancer therapies without adding toxicity.  Thermal Therapy Works!