It simply makes sense
Maud Bessems. surgeon-oncologist at the JBZ Breast Center said: “For the past few years, we have been using radioactive iodine seeds in our clinic. Its strict regulation puts an immense organizational burden on the Breast Center. Sirius Pintuition provides us with the benefits of radioactive seeds, without the hassle of radioactivity. Additionally, its real-time directional and millimeter-accurate feedback is an improvement over our standard of care.”
“Until recently, we used metal anchor wires to localize small, non-palpable tumors during breast conserving surgery. This approach was far from ideal. With Sirius Pintuition we feel confident that we can provide a more patient friendly therapy whilst significantly improving the surgical procedure” says surgical oncologist Patricia Jansen of the ETZ Breast Center.
From idea to real world use in the hospital
Bram Schermers, inventor of the system and co-founder of Sirius Medical, lay the groundwork for the Sirius Pintuition System during PhD research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
“I was looking for a solution that could successfully replace the wire. Essentially keeping the benefits of radioactive seed localization but without the inherent limitations of using radioactivity. Magnetism was identified as an ideal solution.”, says Bram Schermers. “Based on that early work, we developed Sirius Pintuition. It’s incredible to see the technology that started so small, being commercially used by clinicians for the first time. I’m proud that this is now available to clinics and to cancer patients. It is truly a pivotal moment for Sirius Medical”.
Hubert Martens, CEO, and co-founder of Sirius Medical adds “Bringing value to clinicians and patients world-wide is the core of our mission. Our team did a great job delivering an advanced system that not only optimally supports surgeons but at the same time is a cost-efficient solution for hospitals. This supports our ambition to make our innovative solutions widely accessible around the globe.”
About Sirius Medical
With its roots in the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Sirius Medical was born to make things better. The Sirius Pintuition system was developed by and for surgeons addressing a clear clinical need with a solution that simply makes sense. The Sirius Pintuition system is CE marked and is currently commercially available in Western Europe. Our mission is to improve health for cancer patients by delivering unsurpassed, yet affordable solutions that enable precise and efficient surgical removal of tumors.