A novel tumor localization technology that simply makes sense But is it affordable?

Ref M. Lindenberg, A. van Beek, V. Retèl, F. van Duijnhoven, and W. van Harten, “Early budget impact analysis on magnetic seed localization for non-palpable breast cancer surgery,” PLoS One, vol. 15, no. 5, p. e0232690, May 2020.

“Early budget impact analysis on magnetic seed localization for non-palpable breast cancer surgery”

Study background (verbatim from article)
Current localization techniques used in breast conserving surgery for non-palpable tumors show several disadvantages. Magnetic Seed Localization (MSL) is an innovative localization technique aiming to overcome these disadvantages. MSL has been shown to be safe and effective in localizing and excising non-palpable breast tumors. Therefore, MSL seems to be a realistic alternative for WGL (Wire-Guided Localization) and RSL (Radioactive Seed Localization).

Summary:

In this study the Netherlands Cancer Institute evaluated the expected budget impact of adopting Magnetic Seed Localization (Sirius Pintuition) compared to standard of care in the Netherlands. It is concluded that MSL could be a cost-efficient localization technique in resecting non-palpable tumors in the Netherlands if priced right.

Key Take-aways:

1. Sirius Pintuition MSL is a cost-efficient alternative to RSL and WGL under specific conditions
• Sirius Pintuition allows for optimal logistical planning and improves resource utilization over the surgical patient pathway
• The study adds additional procedural costs for neoadjuvant chemotherapy (€146) when comparing with RSL. This is valid only in hospitals / countries utilizing MRI-follow-up.

2. Sirius Pintuition can become the standard of care tumor localization technology in breast conserving surgery
• The study shows that this technology if priced right or with optimized resource efficiency over the patient care pathway might be implemented with cost reductions over time as standard of care
• The study further points out that Sirius Pintuition can be broadly and easily used outside of breast cancer indication compared to RSL as the latter requires management of associated regulatory and administrative burden of radioactivity.

3. Sirius Pintuition can become the most cost-effective localization solution
• The study provides a clear description on both the model strengths and limitations and points out areas to further explore:

SiriusLink

Sirius Medical recognizes that care pathways are unique for each clinic.
Our SiriusLink program was designed to identify the true time and cost benefit to be gained when switching to Sirius Pintuition, regardless of the type of clinic.
With the data obtained from the SiriusLink program, Sirius wants to help clinics build a business case that is specific for their clinic.

Sirius Medical: Born to make things better

At Sirius, we are committed to keeping the healthcare system in balance. We want to deliver on our key promises while co-operating with users. In terms of value we have the goal that when switching from wires to Sirius Pintuition, your costs when measured across the surgical patient care pathway should not increase while improving care for patients.

SiriusLink program: Improving care while saving money

SiriusLink program was designed to identify the true time and cost benefit to be gained when switching to Sirius Pintuition, regardless of the type of clinic. With the data obtained from the SiriusLink program, Sirius wants to help clinics build a business case that is specific for their clinic.