People living with pancreatic cancer find themselves facing devastating odds – the five-year survival rate is in the single digits, according to the American Cancer Rate.
Pursuing treatment often means dealing with the side effects of systemic chemotherapy, including hair loss, fatigue and neuropathy. Shaun Bagai and his team at RenovoRx think that their catheter could help usher in a targeted treatment option for these patients.
The company’s RenovoCath dual-balloon infusion catheter is designed to localize the delivery of chemotherapy to a pancreatic tumor, eliminating the need for systemic chemotherapy and its associated side effects. In a 20-person first-in-human study, RenovoRx’s technology extended one patient’s survival to 31 months past their diagnosis, Bagai touted.
Intuitive Surgical enjoyed a nearly two-decade monopoly in the robot-assisted surgery space. At DeviceTalks West, we'll delve into that history as longtime CEO Gary Guthart tells us how he got his start in medtech, how Intuitive came to enjoy such a commanding lead and what the future holds for medical robotics.
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