April 11, 2019

French medical device start-up CarThera has published clinical trial results for using its ultrasound implant to open the blood-brain barrier in patients with recurrent brain tumors.

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 Foundation News
Deadline Approaching for Global Internship Applications

Each year, the Foundation’s Global Internship Program offers students who are interested in focused ultrasound the opportunity to work with esteemed mentors in the field.  

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Blog: Breaking Barriers in Alzheimer’s Disease with Focused Ultrasound

Ying Meng and Nir Lipsman of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre discuss the unique challenges presented by Alzheimer’s disease and how focused ultrasound might be the answer.

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 Patient News
FDA and National Brain Tumor Society Sponsor Brain Metastases Workshop

Researchers, industry professionals, and patients attended a workshop on new FDA guidance for including patients with brain metastases in clinical trial enrollment.

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Focused Ultrasound Helps NASA Safety Engineer Protect His Health

Houston’s Forward Times reports on Victor Murray, a NASA engineer who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and decided to undergo focused ultrasound treatment. 

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Research News
Meeting Report: Matsumoto Honored at Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting

Interventional radiologists gathered for SIR's Annual Meeting where Dr. Alan Matsumoto was honored as the Dotter Lecturer and received the Gold Award.

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Society for Neuro-Oncology to Hold Inaugural Conference on Brain Metastases

In August, the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) will hold its first conference on brain metastases, providing an opportunity to share focused ultrasound work with others in the metastatic brain cancer community.

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Research Roundup

Researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea sought to develop a novel technique to measure the temperature at the site of focused ultrasound delivery. 

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Industry News
Company Profile: CarThera

With new clinical trial results published and a follow-up study underway, CarThera is making strides in treating patients with serious brain tumors. We interviewed their Scientific Director, Michael Canney, PhD, to learn more about this dynamic company.

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HistoSonics Closes $54 Million Funding Round

Michigan-based HistoSonics has closed a $54 million Series C financing which will allow HistoSonics to complete regulatory and commercial milestones and expand its RASTSM platform.

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Cardiawave to Begin Aortic Stenosis Trials

The Agency for the Safety of Medicines has authorized Cardiawave to begin focused ultrasound clinical trials in France and the Netherlands to treat calcific aortic stenosis. 

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Mirabilis Medical Names Wayne Poll New CEO

Mirabilis Medical, Inc., the developer of a noninvasive therapeutic ultrasound system for uterine fibroids, has appointed Wayne Poll, MD, as their new CEO.

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April 13-17, 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

April 28–May 2, 2019 Society For Thermal Medicine (STM) 36th Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida


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May 4-10, 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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May 31–June 4, 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2019 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

June 9-13, 2019 14th Biennial Congress and Exhibition of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 10-11, 2019 Society for Image Guided Neurointerventions (SIGN), Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-15, 2019 Ultrasound Energy - ISTU and EUFUS Joint Meeting, Barcelona, Spain | Late-breaking poster submissions accepted until April 15.

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