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IBA signs contract with Yale New Haven Health and Hartford HealthCare to install ProteusONE proton system in Connecticut

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | May 02, 2024 Rad Oncology Proton Therapy
Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 2 May 2024 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), the world leader in particle accelerator technology, today announces that it has signed a contract with the Connecticut Proton Therapy Center, a collaboration between Yale New Haven Health, Hartford HealthCare and Proton International, for the installation of a Proteus®ONE compact proton therapy system. The contract includes a multi-year operation and maintenance agreement, and it is expected that the center will start treating patients in the spring of 2026. The first downpayment has been received.

The Connecticut Proton Therapy Center will be the first of its kind in the state, and located in Wallingford, Connecticut. Proton therapy treatments will be provided by physicians affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, the Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Yale Cancer Center, which is a National Cancer Institute-designated (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Harford HealthCare Cancer Institute.

IBA’s Proteus®ONE, as the only user-centric compact Imaged Guided Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy solution, includes an isocentric Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) system and an open gantry enabling high-quality treatments with optimized patient throughput and excellent user and patient experience.

The typical end-user price for a Proteus®ONE system with a multi-year maintenance contract ranges between 40-50 million US dollars.

Olivier Legrain, Chief Executive Officer of IBA, commented: “We are very proud to have signed this contract, which, once installed, will provide patients in Connecticut with access to cutting-edge proton therapy technology. We look forward to working with Yale New Haven Health and Hartford HealthCare Corporation as they seek to deliver world-class cancer care to patients.”

Peter Glazer, MD, PhD, chief of Radiation Oncology, Yale New Haven Hospital and chair, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine added: “We are pleased to have secured IBA as the technology leader to move forward with our proton therapy initiative, completing our panel of comprehensive cancer care. Our oncology experts are excited to provide this life changing treatment to our patients.”

Andrew Salner, M.D., Director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, stated: “We are proud to be part of the first proton therapy project in the State of Connecticut and look forward to seeing the benefit to our community. Working with IBA will enable us to offer patients with the latest and most advanced proton therapy technology.”

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