HistoSonics Gets $11 Million To Develop Device Treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Jan 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured

HistoSonics has recently secured $11 million to develop device using its new technology that can treat prostate disease.

Its first use will be to treat BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – a condition that affects millions of men in their lifetime that can cause the prostate to block the flow of urine from the prostate. BPH can also develop into more serious conditions like Prostate Cancer.    Typically, BPH can have symptoms of incontinence and impotence and can require expensive surgery that can also risk these symptoms.

This new device that uses Ultrasound pulses, will shrink the prostate and can destroy cancerous tumors.

While most devices use heat, this one creates energetic bubbles to destroy unwanted tissue.

This breakthrough in healthcare can make it easier and less risky to treat not only BPH, but its symptoms, including impotence.

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