Salutaris' brachytherapy device earns FDA market clearance

The Food and Drug Administration recently granted Salutaris Medical Devices market clearance for its SMD-Sr90-DA Radionuclide Brachytherapy Source device.

The SMD-Sr90-DA RBS device is intended for episcleral brachytherapy — the treatment of a specific type of eye cancer. Brachytherapy is an advanced cancer treatment which entails placing radioactive implants in or near a tumor itself to deliver high radiation doses.

According to Tucson, Ariz.-based Salutaris Medical Devices, the tool was developed for use within a manual brachytherapy applicator system.

 

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