Robotics and Histotripsy teaming up to bring a Non-Invasive Solution for Bad Tissue Removal
By MedTech Outlook | Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The new integrated robotic solution offers a non-invasive solution for diseased and unwanted tissue removal.
FREMONT, CA: HistoSonics, Inc. presents a platform which promises new clinical and preclinical data by combining the advanced robotics, imaging, and histotripsy science. The introduced platform can completely liquefy and destroy targeted tissues, which include the diseased tissue and tumors at sub-cellular levels. HistoSonics, Inc. is a company to develop medical devices by using the advanced histotripsy; the new platform, Robotically Assisted Sonic Therapy (RAST) shows its significant impact in medical technology.
Histotripsy seems to hold the potential to stimulate an adaptive immune response to the tumor. The tumor treatments in an immunocompetent murine model include sham therapy, radiation, thermal ablation, or histotripsy. The preclinical observations regarding the impact of histotripsy among the other therapies show a complete response of necrosis on untreated tumors, which is an abscopal effect. The remarkable effect of non-invasive histotripsy stimulates a potent local, regional, and systemic tumor-specific immune response.
The advanced robotics and imaging are used in the application to activate the treatment precisely without causing any damage to the intervening tissues, which includes overlying fat or skin of the area. RAST, the formula carries the therapeutic potential for the regions of the porcine thyroid and thymus. The innovation allows the unparallel precision and control to operate tissue-specific surgeries without any side effect. The non-invasive and non-thermal platform ensures complete safety and effective destruction of unwanted tissues.
HistoSonics' RAST combined features which provide practical solutions such as the robotically assistance helps in the precise and controlled delivery of ultrasound focus. The imaging provides real-time visual feedback of tissue destruction, and the non-invasive application, which is the use of pulsed sound energy, eliminates the need for incisions or needles, also lessen the cost of treatment. The combination of the technical perfection, a safe and effective surgery with the post-procedures, including healing treatments, immunologic assessment, pain assessments, and quality of life encourages a new medical procedure in the medical science.