Technology | July 31, 2008

AnchorSeed Improves Seed Position

BrachySciences recently introduced its AnchorSeed, which features a patent pending design intended to give existing low dose rate prostate brachytherapy sources the ability to maintain their position within tissue, thereby allowing physicians to confidently place seeds in more strategic and beneficial locations than in the past. It is designed for use both with Mick applicators as well as with pre-loaded needles.

Utilizing the same bioabsorbable polymer as in BrachySciences’ portfolio of strand products, AnchorSeed’s proprietary design offers a true anchoring effect to help significantly reduce seed misalignment and seed migration. This ability to better maintain its position now allows physicians to place seeds where they may have hesitated in the past.