IBA TO INSTALL PROTON THERAPY CENTER IN VIRGINIA, USA
Contract signed with Inova Health Care Services for two-room Proteus®PLUS* proton therapy system near IBA’s North American Headquarters
Reston, VA, USA, July 5th, 2017 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, and Inova Health Care Services (Inova) today signed a contract for a two-room Proteus®PLUS* proton therapy solution, each treatment room equipped with Pencil Beam Scanning capability and integrated Cone Beam CT.
The total value of the equipment and services supplied by IBA to Inova is approximately $60M. The project is fully financed and includes a long-term operation and maintenance contract. Inova plans to start treating patients by 2020.
"We are pleased to announce that Inova has selected IBA as its proton therapy partner. IBA’s proton therapy technology has been used to treat more cancer patients than any other proton therapy company in the world and we look forward to bringing this powerful cancer treatment tool to the patient community of Northern Virginia and beyond."
Olivier LegrainChief Executive Officer of IBA SA
"Inova’s proton therapy project is unique in that it is located only 15 miles from IBA’s North America Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, where we have the largest and most comprehensive Proton therapy support structure in the industry. Having the Inova center located near our North American office will facilitate collaboration with them as we work together to advance the use of proton therapy for those patients and families impacted by this devastating disease.”
Beth KleinPresident of IBA North America
“The addition of proton therapy to our oncology services, will allow Inova to build upon our already strong local, national and international oncology services reach by providing one of the most significant technology innovations in the treatment of Cancer. The Center will be housed at Inova’s Center for Personalized Health, offering patients easy access from anywhere in Virginia and the Metro DC area. This advanced technology will be an excellent complement to the best in class oncology services we will be offering at the facility.”
Thomas GravesVice President for Cancer Services and Associate Director for Administration of the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute
"Being able to provide such a powerful cancer treatment truly puts Inova’s radiation oncology department at the forefront of cancer treatment delivery. Proton therapy is an exciting alternative to traditional radiation treatment protocols, allowing us to treat many cancer patients more effectively, and often without the uncomfortable side effects that traditional treatments may cause. This technology will have a very positive impact on the thousands of people in our community who are touched by cancer."