BOCA RATON, Fla. , March 24, 2022 — Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRTS), a medical device company specializing in highly effective, non-invasive, minimally-invasive and cost-effective treatments for oncological and non-oncological conditions, announces that a mata mata turtle has joined the growing list of animal species successfully treated with Sensus Healthcare’s SRT-100 system. Tiffany Martin, DVM, MS, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital applied superficial radiation therapy (SRT) to the turtle’s squamous cell carcinoma in June 2021. The female turtle, which resides at Denver Zoo, showed no signs of the lesion three months after therapy, and continues to be cancer-free as of today.
In March 2021 Sensus announced that the first animal, a canine, had been treated at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at the Colorado State (CSU) James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Sensus has an agreement with CSU for developing protocols for SRT use and publishing clinical data. Dr. Martin has used SRT to treat a variety of tumor types including three squamous cell carcinomas, three mast cell tumors, two plasma cell tumors and two soft tissue sarcomas in 12 animals, including five dogs, five cats, a horse and the turtle.
Dr. Martin said, “We are delighted to continue deploying the Sensus Healthcare device to investigate treatment protocols for a range of animals and conditions, and note that our successes thus far merit continued research. I have previously commented on the utility of this device in small or unreachable tumors compared with traditional radiation therapies. Our early work suggests that Sensus’ SRT system may play an important role in veterinary medicine. The Sensus SRT system gives us an opportunity to treat patients in a way that we have not been able to before.”
“Our partnership with CSU has been highly gratifying while also opening a potential new market for our SRT system,” said John Heinrich, Ph.D., a member of the Sensus Healthcare board of directors and the key relationship contact with CSU. “We are thrilled that Denver Zoo entrusted Dr. Martin and the use of SRT in the care of their animal, and that the procedure was so successful. We look forward to providing additional support to CSU as we further explore the veterinary channel for SRT.”
The mata mata (also spelled mata-mata or matamata) is a freshwater turtle species with a striking appearance that is found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. Mata mata turtles are not listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List or under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. They are, however, listed as near-threatened on the Colombia Red List. The mata mata’s largest threat is collection for the international pet trade, in particular by hobbyists in Europe and the United States.
About Sensus Healthcare
Sensus Healthcare, Inc. is a medical device company specializing in highly effective, non-invasive, minimally invasive and cost-effective treatments for both oncological and non-oncological conditions. Sensus offers its proprietary low-energy X-ray technology known as superficial radiation therapy (SRT), which is the culmination of more than a decade of research and development, to treat non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids with its SRT-100™, SRT-100+™ and SRT-100 Vision™ systems. With its portfolio of innovative medical device products, Sensus provides revolutionary treatment options to enhance the quality of life of patients around the world.
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