Healthcare Industry News: IOERT
News Release - August 8, 2006
IntraOp Medical Receives Mobetron Order from Westeinde Hospital in The HagueTwentieth Mobetron System Ordered Worldwide
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Aug. 8, 2006--IntraOp Medical Corporation (OTCBB: IOPM ) has received an order from Westeinde Hospital in The Hague, Holland, for its Mobetron® system, the Company's proprietary mobile electron-beam accelerator. The system is designed exclusively for intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT), which is the direct application of radiation to a tumor while a patient is undergoing cancer surgery.
Westeinde Hospital requested expedited delivery of the system to begin its IOERT program before the end of 2006. This was the second Mobetron order from a Dutch hospital, and the 20th worldwide. In the United States, Mobetrons are being used to treat cancer patients at such major medical centers as the Mayo Clinic, the University of California at San Francisco, the University of North Carolina and others.
"The sale of our Mobetron system to Westeinde Hospital further indicates that IOERT is becoming a readily accepted part of the cancer treatment regimen in Europe," said Donald A. Goer, President and Chief Executive Officer of IntraOp. "It also strengthens our position worldwide as the only vendor able to deliver a mobile, self-shielded IOERT solution."
About Westeinde Hospital
Westeinde Hospital in The Hague is one of eighteen comprehensive cancer centers in the Netherlands that provide cancer treatment to the 12 million people in the Netherlands. It will be the second center that offers intraoperative electron beam treatment for cancer patients in the Netherlands.
About IntraOp Medical Corporation
IntraOp Medical Corporation improves the quality of life for cancer patients through the development, manufacturing and sales of its proprietary Mobetron system. The Mobetron is a mobile electron-beam accelerator designed exclusively for intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT), the direct application of radiation to a tumor while a patient is undergoing cancer surgery. The system makes IOERT widely available, cost effective, and simple to deliver because it is easily transportable between operating rooms and does not require a cost-prohibitive, radiation shielded surgical suite. The system is FDA-certified for sale in the United States and has received the equivalent foreign approvals: CE Mark in Europe, JIS in Japan and SDA in China. IntraOp Medical Corporation is based in Sunnyvale, California.
For more information please visit www.intraopmedical.com.
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