Erlangen, Germany (ots / PRNewswire) –
InSightec, the global leader in MR guided focused ultrasound therapy (MRgFUS), has today announced the signing of a strategic agreement with the world leader in magnetic resonance imaging, Siemens Healthineers. The strategic alliance includes the development of compatibility between ExAblate Neuro and leading clinical MRI systems from Siemens (1.5 and 3 Tesla) and MAGNETOM Aera Skyra. Siemens Healthineers follows with this agreement its strategy of expanding and complementing its product range for diagnostic imaging with advanced treatment solutions. Both parties will work to provide access to the ExAblate Neuro for the existing customer base as well as for installations of new customers
ExAblate Neuro is the world’s first and only medical device with CE and FDA approval for non-invasive application of MR-controlled focused ultrasound for the treatment of essential tremor and other conditions. Clinical research, development and regulatory approvals for other neurosurgical applications and markets are introduced.
“Our agreement with Siemens Healthineers will allow us, ExAblate Neuros market presence significantly expand. Siemens has adopted our technology and together we will continue our provide therapy for a significantly higher number of patients and providers, “said Maurice R. Ferré MD, InSightec Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “InSightec still committed to investing in research and development of MRgFUS technology. The strategic cooperation with Siemens will allow the world more patients and researchers can benefit from the unique MRgFUS technology,” he concluded.
Christoph Zindel, MD, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Magnetic Resonance SIEMENS Healthineers, the importance of the agreement also stresses: “This strategic partnership between two leading companies is exciting and underscores the strategy of Siemens Healthineers, patient outcomes to improve by extending the product portfolio in the diagnostic imaging through to advanced therapies in the field of neurological and other diseases. together with InSightec and its innovative technology we are jointly spearheading healthcare through our extensive research and our global network of clinical partners. “
ExAblate Neuro uses focused ultrasound waves deep in the brain precisely to target tissue and ablate precisely; without cuts and sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. With MRI Siemens patient-specific treatment planning and continuous temperature monitoring in real time to assess the success of treatment with ExAblate Neuro procedures are to be provided.
This release is available online at http://www.siemens.com/press/ PR2016080367HCEN available.
For more information about InSightec, please visit http://www.insightec.com.
The Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology company, for more than 165 years for technical excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company operates in more than 200 countries with a focus on electrification, automation and digitization. Siemens is one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technology the number one in the construction of offshore wind turbines, a leading producer of gas and steam turbines to generate electricity, a major provider of solutions for power transmission and a pioneer for both infrastructure solutions as for solutions for automation, drive and software for the industry. The company is a leading supplier of medical imaging systems – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance systems – and a leader in the field of laboratory diagnostics and clinical information technology. In fiscal 2015, which ended on 30 September 2015, Siemens generated revenue of EUR 75.6 billion and a net profit of EUR 7.4 billion. The company had the end of September worldwide by 2015 approximately 348,000 employees. More information is available online at http://www.siemens.com available.
InSightec is a world leader in MR guided Focused Ultrasound Systems (MRgFUS). Its non-invasive therapy platform ExAblate, transformed the treatment for various indications in neurosurgery, oncology and women’s health. When MRgFUS focused ultrasound waves carry from the target tissue. Here are provided via MRI image support and temperature monitoring in real time. More and more renowned doctors in more than 120 leading medical centers around the world recognize the clinical value of MRgFUS. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.insightec.com
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