Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Roger Strukhoff, Darren Anstee

News Feed Item

Nordion führt patientenspezifische Dosierungen für Leberkrebstherapie TheraSphere® in Europa und Kanada ein

OTTAWA, Kanada, March 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ärzte können nun interventionelle Onkologiebehandlungen auf die individuellen Patientenbedürfnisse anpassen.

Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ), ein führender Anbieter von Produkten und Dienstleistungen zur Prävention, Diagnose und Behandlung von Krankheiten, bietet ab heute in Europa und Kanada patientenspezifische Dosierungen für TheraSphere®, die Y-90-Mikrosphären-Behandlung für Leberkrebs von Nordion, an.   Nordion hat außerdem bei der US-amerikanischen Arzneimittelzulassungsbehörde FDA die Zulassung der Dosierungsfunktion in den USA beantragt.

Zusätzlich zu standardmäßigen Dosierungsampullenkonfigurationen bietet Nordion nun eine erweiterte Auswahl an TheraSphere-Behandlungsoptionen mit patientenspezifischen Dosierungen in einer größeren Bandbreite an Mengenstufen. Die patientenspezifischen Dosierungen wurden entwickelt, um eine größere Behandlungsflexibilität für Ärzte zu ermöglichen, Verwaltungszeit zu sparen und Produktabfälle zu reduzieren, sowie unnötige Strahlungsaussetzung für Patienten und medizinisches Personal zu begrenzen.

Nordion hat außerdem sein Treatment Window Illustrator-Werkzeug verbessert, um zu zeigen, wie patientenspezifische Dosierungen ausgewählt und mit Standardampullenkonfigurationen verglichen werden können.

Nordion nimmt am jährlichen Treffen 2012 der Society of Interventional Radiology (Gesellschaft für interventionelle Radiologie, SIR) vom 24. bis zum 29. März in San Francisco teil. Nordion wird am Stand mit der Nr. 1234 vertreten sein, und freut sich auf zahlreiche Gespräche über TheraSphere mit teilnehmenden Ärzten. Nordion wird an seinem Stand zwei Lernveranstaltungen unter dem Motto "Eat and Be Educated" (Essen und Lernen) abhalten:

Sonntag, 25. März, 12:15 Uhr
Wie Y-90 Glas-Microsphären von TheraSphere zu unserem Behandlungsalgorithmus passen
Dr.med. Matthew Johnson
Professor der Radiologie und Chirurgie
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Dienstag, 27. März 12:15 Uhr
Zuführung von TheraSphere über mehrere Gefäße
Dr.med. Siddharth Padia
Assistenzprofessor, Interventioneller Radiologe
University of Washington - Harbourview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Auf jede Sitzung folgt eine Nordion-Präsentation über die Vorgehensweise beim Starten des TheraSphere-Programms.

Über TheraSphere

TheraSphere ist eine Therapie zur Behandlung von Leberkrebs, die aus Millionen kleiner Glasperlen besteht (20-30 Mikrometer im Durchmesser), die radioaktives Yttrium-90 (Y-90) enthalten. Die Perlen werden über einen Katheter von einem Arzt in die Hauptarterie der Leber eingeführt; damit kann der Tumor direkt über den Blutfluss behandelt werden.

In den USA wird TheraSphere zur Behandlung von Patienten mit nicht resezierbaren, hepatozellulären Karzinomen (HCC), der häufigsten Form des primären Leberkrebs, eingesetzt und kann zur zeitlichen Überbrückung bis zum chirurgischen Eingriff bzw. bis zur Transplantation bei diesen Patienten verwendet werden.   Es ist auch für die Behandlung von HCC-Patienten mit Pfortaderthrombose (PVT) indiziert.   TheraSphere hat in den USA von der US-amerikanischen Arzneimittelzulassungsbehörde FDA eine HDE-Zulassung (Humanitarian Device Exemption) erhalten. HDE-Zulassungen basieren auf nachgewiesener Sicherheit und wahrscheinlichen klinischen Vorteilen. Die Wirksamkeit der Indikation für die Verwendung wurde jedoch noch nicht bewiesen.

TheraSphere® wird in der Europäischen Union und in Kanada für die Behandlung hepatischer Neoplasie bei Patienten verwendet, bei denen ein Arterienkatheter in geeigneter Weise positioniert wurde.

Zu den häufig auftretenden Nebenwirkungen gehören leichte bis mäßige Erschöpfung, Schmerzen und Übelkeit für ungefähr eine Woche. Ärzte beschreiben diese Symptome als ähnlich denen einer Virusgrippe. Bei einigen Patienten kann es zu Appetitlosigkeit und vorübergehenden Änderungen einiger Blutwerte kommen. Für ausführlichere Informationen über seltene oder schwerwiegendere Nebenwirkungen lesen Sie bitte den Beipackzettel von TheraSphere unter: http://www.nordion.com/therasphere.

Über Nordion Inc. 

Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ) ist ein internationales Medizinunternehmen und liefert marktführende Produkte für die Vorbeugung, Diagnose und Behandlung von Krankheiten. Wir sind der führende Anbieter medizinischer Isotope, zielgerichteter Therapien und Sterilisationstechnologien, die das Leben von Millionen Menschen in über 60 Ländern in aller Welt erleichtern. Unsere Produkte werden täglich von Pharma- und Biotechnologieunternehmen, Herstellern medizinischer Geräte, Krankenhäusern, Kliniken und Forschungslabors verwendet. Nordion beschäftigt mehr als 500 hoch qualifizierte Mitarbeiter an drei Standorten. Erfahren Sie mehr unter http://www.nordion.com und folgen Sie uns unter http://twitter.com/NordionInc.

Für weitere Informationen:
MEDIEN: 
Shelley Maclean
+1-(613)-592-3400 Durchwahl: 2414
Mobil: +1-(613)-291-3689
[email protected]
INVESTOREN: 
Ana Raman
+1-613-595-4580
[email protected]

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that China Unicom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE F...
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, will discuss how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CDS Global Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CDS Global Cloud is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider specializing in solutions for e-commerce, internet gaming, online education and other internet applications. With a growing number of data centers and network points around the world, ...