IBA to supply proton therapy system for N.J. center

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IBA (Ion Beam Applications) will supply a proton therapy system to the ProCure proton therapy center in Somerset, N.J., and the center is expected to treat its first patient in 2012.

The proton therapy system will include four treatment rooms--a combination of gantry (isocentric rotating frames), inclined beam and fixed beam rooms--with options for patient positioning and the IBA universal nozzle technology, including pencil beam scanning, said IBA.

The Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium-based company said the relationship with ProCure also will include a long-term service and maintenance agreement.

As of today, seven proton therapy centers have been built by IBA which are treating patients in the U.S. and Asia and IBA is managing the construction and installation of nine additional proton therapy centers (five in U.S. and four in Europe).