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Theragenics reunites with Oncura in brachytherapy pact

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Brachytherapy specialist Theragenics has signed an exclusive agreement to provide Oncura with its TheraSeed palladium-103 seeds in the US and Canada. The deal will last until 31 May 2013 and has the option for additional one-year terms upon mutual agreement. Oncura will market TheraSeed, a therapy for prostate cancer, alongside its own products, the iodine-125-based OncoSeed and the RAPID Strand absorbable braided suture. The two firms previously had a similar agreement which ran from 2000-2005. When this contract finished, Buford, Georgia-based Theragenics said Oncura no longer shared its strategic objectives (www.clinica.co.uk, 17 December 2004). Since then, Oncura has become a subsidiary of GE Healthcare.

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