News | April 01, 2008

Top Colombian Oncology Institution Chooses IntraOp’s Mobetron

April 2, 2008 — IntraOp Medical Corp. received an order for the Mobetron from the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, in Bogota, Colombia, marking the first Mobetron in Latin America, as well as the first OR-ready radiation device in South America.

IntraOp’s Mobetron is a mobile electron beam radiation device that applies a direct application of intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy (IOERT) to a tumor during cancer surgery.

Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia is a public institution with more than 70 years of experience with many diverse oncological diseases. Innovators in the treatment of cancer, the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia has helped implement techniques for minimally invasive surgery for cancer and other diseases. Its pediatric oncology group is a leader in Colombia and reportedly one of the most highly recognized in Latin America.

The Mobetron enables radiation and surgical oncologists to target the exact area that requires radiation and to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the affected tissue during the cancer surgery. Since the Mobetron is a mobile, self-shielding device, the hospital can move the Mobetron between operating rooms with ease, avoiding the high cost of outfitting radiation rooms to accommodate traditional devices, said the company. Key benefits reportedly include better local tumor control, increased survival rates, shorter treatment cycles and fewer side effects.

For more information: www.intraopmedical.com

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