Ablation System for Soft Tissue - Medical / Health Care - Clinical Services
The ability to create large, RF lesions has multiple applications in soft tissue and tumor ablation. For example, there is a clear, unmet need in the market for the treatment of liver cancer.
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Worldwide there are 744,000 new cases of primary liver cancer and 1.45 million cases of metastases to the liver reported annually.
Only about 15% of these patients are recommended for curative surgical resection or transplantation because their tumors are too large (>2 cm) at discovery for such a cure.
Fewer than 10% of patients are referred for ablation, which can yield a 5 year life expectancy, because current ablation methods cannot effectively treat tumors larger than 2 cm.
The majority of patients who present with tumors between 2 and 5 cm have limited treatment options and have a life expectancy of about one year.
Thermedical® Ablation Needle
The Company's Thermedical Ablation Needle is designed to treat soft tissue conditions throughout the body. This needle is a 16 gauge, percutaneous needle capable of creating large, uniform lesions.
Potential applications include ablation of tissue in the liver, kidney, lung and uterus.