The Chicago Innovation Fund Finals Features Argonne Entrepreneurs
The June 1 Innovation Fund Finals will feature a pitch competition with five finalist groups, including Minimally Invasive Electron Radiation Therapy (MIERT), a team led by John Noonan, Terry Smith, and Dean Walters all of Argonne National Laboratory.
The MIERT treatment is accomplished by inserting a rigid catheter through a minimally invasive incision, aligning the catheter at the tumor, and transmitting a highly focused, high energy electron beam into the tumor. MIERT can irradiate cancers that are difficult to treat with X-rays, such as bone metastasis, tumors near the spine, and inoperable tumors.
See more at the Chicago Innovation Exchange.