BRUSSELS, July 16 Belgian radiotherapy company
IBA said on Wednesday it had gained U.S. approval for
a key technology, which it said should spur more interest in its
newer, compact cancer treatment centres.
IBA said in a statement that the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration had authorised the compact gantry beam line, part
of ProteusONE, the company's smaller proton therapy centres,
which are less expensive and quicker to install than standard
The company has already sold five ProteusOne systems -
Shreveport, Louisiana; Nice, France; Taiwan and two in Japan.
IBA said it believed its Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, in
Louisiana, would begin treating its first patients later this
(Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop; editing by Adrian Croft)