Medifocus Obtains Newly Allowed European Patent Office (EPO) Patent On The Treatment And Prevention Of Breast Cancer
Published: Mar 06, 2014
COLUMBIA, MD and TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 06, 2014) -
The new patent, EP1581145, was granted by the EPO to John Mon, COO, and Dr. Alan Fenn, co-inventor of the APA focusing technology, and is assigned to Medifocus. The title of the patent is "Thermotherapy Apparatus for the Treatment and Preventions of Cancer in Male and Female Patients and Cosmetic Ablation of Tissue" and is a focused heat apparatus for, not only the treatment, but also the prevention of cancer tissues and, more specifically, breast cancers. Another embodiment of this patent is for the use of the apparatus for the minimal and non-invasive cosmetic applications specifically to destroy and/or melt fatty tissue as a potential to replace traditional invasive liposuction procedures. It can also be used as a potential apparatus to smooth out the contours and dimpling caused by cellulite.
Medifocus is currently using its Adaptive Phase Array (APA) focused heat technology in its US FDA and Health Canada Pivotal Phase III study for the treatment of locally advanced large breast tumors.
About Medifocus, Inc.
Medifocus owns two fully developed technology platforms with comprehensive United States and international patent protection: (i) The Endo-thermotherapy Platform-a catheter-basis focused heat technology platform that utilizes natural body openings to deliver precise microwave thermotherapy to the diseased sites. The United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) approved Prolieve Thermodilatation System for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) was developed based on the Endo-thermotherapy and is currently generating revenue; and (ii) the Adaptive Phased Array (APA) Microwave Focusing Platform, invented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, licensed to Medifocus directs precisely focused microwave energy at tumor center to induce shrinkage or eradication of tumors without undue harm to surrounding tissue. Medifocus' APA 1000 Breast Cancer Treatment System, developed from the APA technology platform, has received approval from the FDA and Health Canada to conduct the pivotal Phase III clinical trials. Medifocus believes that these two technology platforms can provide the design basis for the development of multiple cancer treatment systems for surface, subsurface and deep seated localized and regional cancers. Please visit www.medifocusinc.com, www.prolieve.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Medifocus-Inc-Company-Page/546315028715627 for more details.
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