News and Press Releases
Monday, 13th November 2017 – Danvers, Massachusetts. Neutron Therapeutics partners with RaySearch Laboratories for Neutron’s revolutionary single-room BNCT solution. RaySearch to provide extended functionality offered by RayStation’s advanced treatment planning system. > READ MORE
Monday, 6th November 2017 – Danvers, Massachusetts and Stockholm, Sweden. RaySearch and Neutron Therapeutics, Inc., based in Danvers, US, have entered into an agreement regarding treatment planning for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), which is a unique type of radiation therapy that enables targeting of cancer at the cellular level.
BNCT uses a two-step process. First, the patient is injected with a tumor-localizing drug containing the non-radioactive isotope boron-10. In the second step, the target area is exposed to a beam of low-energy neutrons, many of which are absorbed by the boron-10. The absorption initiates a reaction in which short-range, high-energy charged particles are emitted. These particles systematically destroy the tumor cells, with minimal damage to adjacent healthy tissue. > READ MORE
Thursday, 15th September, 2016 – Danvers, Massachusetts and Helsinki, Finland – Neutron Therapeutics, Inc (NTI) and Helsinki University Hospital (HUH) have entered into an arrangement whereby HUH Cancer Center acquires a nuBeam suite for boron-neutron capture therapy (BNCT). nuBeam is a compact accelerator based neutron source which can be installed in a hospital environment. Under the arrangement NTI and HUH will collaborate in developing BNCT towards clinical use in a number of cancer indications. A biologically targeted form of radiation therapy, BNCT has previously been applied by the HUH in the treatment of severe cancer cases using a research nuclear reactor as the neutron source. > READ MORE
Thursday, 15 September, 2016 – Auckland, New Zealand – Auckland precision electro magnets manufacturer, Buckley Systems is involved in the development and manufacture of the nuBeam proton accelerator machine for an alternative cancer treatment that has been announced overnight in Helsinki, Finland. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy is not a new treatment, but making it a practical proposition has only been possible as a result of co-operation between Buckley Systems and engineers who used to work for GT Advanced Technologies in Danvers, Massachusetts and a Helsinki medical team. A new company, Neutron Therapeutics, has been set up to make the technology viable as a compact, affordable and hospital ready source for a single neutron irradiation treatment. > READ MORE