SonoProbe®

High Intensity Contact Ultrasound Interstitial Medical Device

The Sonoprobe Medical Device

SonoProbe is a diagnostic and therapeutic treatment probe percutaneously introduced in a tumor under local anaesthesia. Slightly larger than a biospy needle, the SonoProbe is composed of dozens of miniaturized ultrasound transducers that are able to emit high intensity ultrasound waves for therapy.

Treatments with the SonoProbe are continuously monitored and controlled by software that interfaces with an MR imaging system, performs treatment simulations, and executes treatments with real-time temperature feedback control.

In the figure below, the color code corresponds to heating of brain tissue around the probe. On this figure, the probe is artificially represented for clarity, as the probe is nearly invisible on the MR images.

This innovation and development are currently in pre-clinical testing, which will soon allow for an application in humans for the treatment of brain tumors.  

 

 

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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