Effectiveness and Utility of SRT-100TM Demonstrated in the Companion-Animal Market
Best-in-class localization features of SRT-100 enable new radiation therapy options in veterinary settings
BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 16, 2021) – Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRTS), a medical device company specializing in highly effective, non-invasive, minimally-invasive and cost-effective treatments for oncological and non-oncological conditions, announced today that the first canine patient was successfully treated with the company’s SRT-100TM system. SRT-100 systems utilize Sensus Healthcare’s proprietary low-energy x-ray technology known as superficial radiation therapy (SRT) that enables radiation therapy to target harder-to-reach lesions, such as those often found in animal patients.
The canine, an American bulldog, named Daisy, was treated at Flint Animal Cancer Center at the Colorado State University (CSU) James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Daisy was the first canine patient anywhere to be treated with the SRT-100. The agreement with the school calls for the development of protocols for SRT use and the publishing of clinical data.
Daisy was diagnosed with two small mast cell tumors, one on her muzzle and the other on her lower eyelid. Following six treatments supported by SRT-100, there was a reduction in the size of both masses, negating the need for surgery, with hair loss being the only notable side effect.
“This was the first opportunity we had to employ the Sensus Healthcare device. In the past, we have been limited with our treatment options, especially when the tumors were too small or unreachable for traditional radiation therapies, as was the case with Daisy,” said Dr. Tiffany Martin, radiation oncologist at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. “We expect to see a growing use of this technology to treat other superficial skin or oral cancers, potentially alongside intraoperative surgery to treat questionable surgical margins.”
John Heinrich, Ph.D., a member of the Sensus Healthcare board of directors and the key relationship contact with CSU, added, “We are pleased to hear of Daisy’s recovery and of the groundbreaking work by the team of oncologists and veterinarians at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Their work affirms the importance of our partnerships and how they continually expand our application potential and demonstrate the critical role of the SRT-100 in the treatment landscape.”
SRT-100 is used by dermatologists in human medicine to treat non-melanoma skin lesions, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. The SRT-100 from Sensus Healthcare is being used to explore possible applications in veterinary medicine, which represents a potential new market for Sensus.
About Sensus Healthcare
Sensus Healthcare, Inc. is a medical device company specializing in highly effective, non-invasive, minimally-invasive and cost-effective treatments for both oncological and non-oncological conditions. The SculpturaTM modulated robotic brachytherapy radiation oncology system provides targeted Directional Anisotropic Radiation Therapy (ART) and Brachytherapy utilizing our proprietary, state-of- the-art 3D Beam SculptingTM to treat patients undergoing cancer treatment during surgery, or at the tumor site, fast and efficiently. Sensus also offers its proprietary low-energy X-ray technology known as superficial radiation therapy (SRT), which is the culmination of more than a decade of research and development, to treat non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids with its SRT-100TM, SRT-100+TM and SRT- 100 VisionTM systems. With its portfolio of innovative medical device products, Sensus provides revolutionary treatment options to enhance the quality of life of patients around the world.
For more information, visit www.sensushealthcare.com.
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