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Executive Summary

Investigational device exemption is slated for submission by the end of the second quarter for the Ablatherm high-intensity focused ultrasound system for the treatment of prostate cancer. Edap's proposed clinical trial protocol would study patients not responsive to radiation therapy. Ablatherm uses high-temperature ultrasound delivered via a rectal probe to ablate cancerous prostate cells. The firm also has a premarket approval application supplement pending with the agency for a "compact version" of its Prostatron transurethral microwave thermotherapy treatment for benign prostate hyperplasia. The device will be sold to smaller hospitals and to the urology office market at a reduced price compared to current versions of the system. Bard's Urological Division, which co-markets the current Prostatron line, also will co-market the compact system...

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