News | November 12, 2009

Two-Rooms Enough to House Proton Therapy Systems

November 12, 2009 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) introduced a smaller, two-room, and lower-cost footprint for traditional Proton Therapy centers for cancer treatment, called the Proteus Nano, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), Nov. 1–5, 2009, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Ill.

This two-room Proton Therapy solution developed Proton Therapy is a significant change from the traditional two story structures with footprints as large as 100,000 square feet used to contain the system. The Proteus Nano requires a much smaller footprint to house the center, is available at the lowest acquisition cost per room in the industry, and provides a faster, less capital-intensive way to add Proton Therapy to an existing medical facility.

The design of Proteus Nano results in a smaller footprint. Utilizing IBA’s Vbeam technology, Proteus Nano optimizes the space, minimizing the land required and lowering the cost. This new two-room configuration makes Proton Therapy truly accessible today, more than ever.

With the Proteus Nano and IBA’s comprehensive startup support services, organizations can anticipate lower development and maintenance costs, with quicker installation and ramp-up time. IBA’s MaxiPRO financing includes the design of the center, plus installation, operation and maintenance of the equipment. Facilities make no payment until patient revenues begin.

IBA is is investing in market development by enabling customers to offer Proton Therapy via a rental program where rent payments are aligned with patient revenues, indicated Jean-Marc Andral, President, IBA Advanced Radiotherapy Solutions.

IBA has developed and equipped the majority of the clinically operational Proton Therapy facilities in the world. The Proteus Nano, provides all the dependability and flexibility of IBA’s market-leading technology in a smaller footprint and at a significantly lower cost.

IBA’s Vbeam technology locates the proton accelerator (cyclotron) on a lower level, beneath the two treatment rooms. Protons are accelerated and transported vertically up to the treatment level, then directed horizontally into the treatment rooms.

For more information: www.iba-protontherapy.com

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