SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CivaTech Oncology Inc., a leading developer of radioactive cancer therapeutics made a presentation regarding the CivaSheet® at the annual Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Conference June 14, 2022 in San Diego California. BIO International connects top research and early stage innovations with industry and investors.
CivaTech Oncology's CivaSheet® was supported in development and in clinical trials by National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). SBIR, a government program coordinated by the Small Business Administration, plays a valuable role in the start up of new companies developing meaningful products to change lives and improve cancer outcomes. SBIR grants have continued to support small businesses seeking commercialization even in the midst of a global pandemic. Funds from the NCI SBIR have helped CivaSheet® technology gain ground despite the challenging healthcare environment.
Suzanne Babcock, CEO of CivaTech Oncology, indicated that “the role of the SBIR has been pivotal in developing the device and generating a platform that addresses many cancer types including non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic, colorectal, head and neck, soft tissue sarcomas and more.”
CivaSheet®, a novel bio-absorbable, internal radiation treatment, is implanted in less than 30 minutes in the operating room at the time of surgery. It prevents cancer recurrence by delivering a highly targeted dose of radiation directly to the surgical margin where residual cancer cells may remain. Results from clinical trials have shown remarkable improvements in therapeutic outcomes.
CivaSheet® is a flexible, implantable intra-operative radiation therapy device (brachytherapy) which emits unidirectional radiation using integrated gold shielding. This provides a homogenous radiation dose on one side while protecting healthy tissues. This feature is entirely unique to CivaSheet® allowing physicians to safely deliver aggressive radiation doses immediately adjacent to healthy, sensitive tissue. No complications or radiation related side effects have been reported in patients to date.
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For more information about CivaSheet or CivaTech Oncology, please visit www.civatechoncology.com or call 919-314-1515 (Randy Harrison).
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