July 18, 2019
FDA Approves New Focused Ultrasound Trial to Treat Deadly Brain Tumors

French manufacturer, CarThera, recently announced that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to begin a US clinical trial of their SonoCloud-9 ultrasound device in patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM).

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 Foundation News
Blog: Foundation Chairman on the Future of Focused Ultrasound

Foundation Chairman Neal Kassell, MD, predicts that collaboration, commercialization, and competition are the keys to driving the field forward.

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Donor Profile: Albert Small, Sr. 

Foundation Research Assistant, Isabella Small, recently spoke with her grandfather, Albert Small, about why he is excited about focused ultrasound’s impact on medicine. 

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Research News
Research Spotlight: New Targets in Treating Essential Tremor

A team in London has developed a new method for treating essential tremor patients involving ablating two areas in the brain. 

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Sunnybrook Awarded $1.4 Million to Treat Essential Tremor Patients

The Toronto site announced the $1.4 million investment will allow them to treat 72 more essential tremor patients.  

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Meeting Report: WSSFN 2019

The 18th biennial meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery featured a variety of focused ultrasound presentations.

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Research Roundup

A team in Toronto is exploring using an MR imaging technique called tractography to improve treatments in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
 
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Industry News
Company Profile: FUSMobile

This spring, FUSMobile completed its first clinical trial in Canada using their mobile, user-friendly Neurolyser device.

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Insightec Device Compatible with SIGNA Premier MR System

Insightec’s Exablate Neuro device has earned FDA approval and CE mark to be used with GE Healthcare’s SIGNATM Premier MRI System.  

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FDA Provides Guidance for Prostate Tissue Ablation Devices

The FDA has issued a draft guidance for clinical investigations of prostate tissue ablation devices including focused ultrasound systems. 

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September 22-26, 2019 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Nice, France

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