SonaCare Medical Progresses to FDA Panel Review for Its Sonablate® 450 Prostate Ablation System

May 08, 2014, 14:38 ET from SonaCare Medical, LLC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SonaCare Medical, LLC, a leader in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively scheduled a Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Advisory Committee Panel meeting on October 2, 2014 to review the Company's Premarket Approval (PMA) application for Sonablate® 450 for the treatment of recurrent prostate cancer following external beam radiation treatment (EBRT) in the U.S.

"We are pleased that the date for the FDA advisory panel meeting has been set and look forward to the opportunity to present our findings from the Sonablate® 450 clinical trial." commented Michael Klein, CEO of SonaCare Medical. "If approved, Sonablate® 450 will provide U.S. physicians and patients with the only therapeutic option approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of recurrent prostate cancer. If approved, Sonablate® 450 will provide a new therapeutic option to a patient population that has few alternatives."

Confirmation and details of the meeting will be published in the Federal Register approximately six to eight weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date. Please note that until this panel meeting is announced in the Federal Register, it is considered tentative and could be postponed or cancelled. The Federal Register notice will be available at the following website:

About Sonablate® 450

The Sonablate® 450 medical device is investigational in the U.S. and being studied in a pivotal FDA clinical trial as a possible treatment for recurrent prostate cancer in patients treated previously with external beam radiation therapy.

About SonaCare Medical

SonaCare Medical, LLC a privately held, venture-backed healthcare company is a world leader in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies. SonaCare Medical is committed to developing technologies for urological indications that offer precise and innovative procedures that can control cancer and reduce potential quality of life altering side effects.

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