SonoCloud

Low Intensity Contact Ultrasound Implant 

The SonoCloud® Device

The SonoCloud® is an implantable medical device, which is fixed to the skull. Since the device must be MRI compatible, the device does not contain any integrated power source. The upper face, which is in contact with the underside of the skin, contains a connection channel that receives a bipolar needle which is introduced through the skin at each use. The bottom face, which is in contact with the dura mater and brain, consists of a transducer that emits ultrasound energy to open the blood-brain barrier.

The SonoCloud® device is powered and controlled by an external generator that verifies the quality of the electrical connection, delivers radio-frequency energy to power the device, and saves the entire procedure sequence.

Illustration of the top face of the SonoCloud®, which accepts a power source temporarily through a transcutaneous needle connection. The connection can be easily made by a nurse during each BBB opening procedure.

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  • News CarThera

    03.07.2017
    CarThera presented data from phase 1/2a study at 2017 ASCO annual meeting

    June 2017 – Dr. Ahmed Idbaih, AP-HP principal investigator of the Phase 1/2a clinical trial (NCT02253212) on ultrasound induced Blood-Brain Barrier opening revealed preliminary safety and efficacy data at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

    The clinical data from the trial involving 21 patients with recurrent glioblastoma, who have all been treated with SonoCloud® low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in a total of 65 sessions, have been shared with more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world.

    14.10.2016
    CarThera secures €5.7 million in funding for its DOME project

    October 12, 2016 – CarThera has received a grant of €5.7 million ($6.4m) for its DOME project. The funding was awarded under the call for proposals ‘Structuring R&D Projects for Competitiveness’ from France’s ‘Investments for the Future Program’, led by the General Investment Commission and run by Bpifrance.

    The grant will finance our SonoCloud Phase 2b/3 study in glioblastoma that will involve around 200 patients at centers in Europe and the United States. It will also fund a number of exploratory studies, including one on Alzheimer’s disease, building on the findings from the Phase 1/2a study that paved the way for a broader array of clinical indications.

    15.06.2016
    A world first published in Science Translational Medicine

    SonoCloud® uses ultrasound to achieve permeability of blood vessels in human brain, allowing increased penetration of therapeutic molecules

    Scientific paper published on June 15th 2016 in Science Translational Medicine supports concept of intracranial ultrasound implant developed by CarThera
     
    Research teams from AP-HP hospitals, UPMC University, INSERM laboratories and the ICM incubator performed this breakthrough on brain tumors, paving the way for broader applications in neurological disorders