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SLC Site Visit from South Korea

Pyrexar welcomed Dr. Joon Kim, Chief of the Medical Clinic at Oasis Medical Care Hospital for a site visit in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Dr. Kim specializes in treating cancer with hyperthermia. Accompanying the doctor was Pyrexar's South Korea distributors, Harris Maeng of Hanbeam Technologies and Michael Cha, CEO of Ivy-Lab. The group observed Dr. Hayes perform brachytherapy and hyperthermia on a recurrent ovarian tumor patient at the St. Mark's location of Gamma West Cancer Services.  There is a lot of positive and innovative outcomes both in patient recovery and reimbursement which I will discuss in a future post.

hanbeam ivy labHarris Maeng (Hanbeam), Dr. Joon Kim (Oasis), Mark Falkowski (Pyrexar), Michael Cha (Ivy Lab), Drew Wilkens (Pyrexar)

ASTRO 2017 Trade Show in San Diego

An extremely busy three days in San Diego for the 59th Annual American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Meeting. Attendance was approximately 11,000 and we had a great response at the booth. The president of Dalian Orientech (Pyrexar’s Mainland China distributor), Mrs. Shuzhi Wang, brought a large contingent of physicians for an in-booth presentation of the newly updated BSD-2000/3D/MR. In addition, Dr. Zeljko Vujaskovic shared a presentation on the clinical benefits of hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer and how the University of Maryland School of Medicine has integrated thermal oncology in their practice. Other visitors included South Korea distributors, Hanbeam Technologies along with their newest marketing and sales partner Ivy-Lab, Finggal Link from Japan and Sennewald Medizintechnik representing Europe and Russia. The star of the show, as always, was "Virtual CTO" Paul Turner. Not only was he available on the show floor to share his vast knowledge in his autonomous robot form, he was also available for selfies.

ASTRO2017 booth setup orientech at astro2017 paul

JCA - Japan Cancer Association

This year the BSD-500 returned to Japan. Hyperthermia has been a well-accepted therapy in Japan for the last three decades. From 1984-1992, eighteen BSD-500’s were shipped to the island nation. Soon after, the Japanese Government funded the development of their own Capacitive Hyperthermia system the Thermotron RF. After a brief unveiling at the Japan Cancer Association Conference in Yokohama, and with the help of Dr. Taro Sirakawa of Tough Idenshi Meneki Clinic, the BSD-500 will now be available to treat patients once again.

japan jca 2017Masaaki Inoue (CEO-Advance Medical), Tetsuya Furukawa, (Director-Finggal Link), Mark Falkowski (CEO-Pyrexar Medical), Hirofumi Sakamoto (Technician- Advance Medical)

Correction - Taiwan

In our last blog Taiwan Partners and Water, we introduced you to AMES Medical from Taiwan. The group was inadvertently labeled as representing South Korea. Our apologies to Stephen, Johnson and Andy for the mistake.

ames group photoAmes Medical Team - Andy Hsu, Johnson Chen, Mark Falkowski (Pyrexar), Steven Shih

 


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