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Novocure Begins Usability Study for Flexible Torso Array


Global oncology company, Novocure, has announced that it has advanced a new, flexible torso array into a clinical usability study. The updated array will be tested by patients and their caregivers at four clinical sites in Europe.

Novocure designed the array to improve patient comfort for all torso and abdominal indications. The new, flexible design is intended to improve skin adhesion, to increase degrees-of-motion, and potentially to reduce skin irritation. Novocure plans to conclude the usability study in the third quarter of 2021 and will identify the preferred regulatory pathway to bring the updated, flexible array to patients as soon as possible.

“Investments in product development are core to our mission to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer,” said Frank Leonard, Novocure’s Chief Development Officer. “Our investment in the flexible array reflects our commitment to increase the ease-of-use of our products and to help patients increase their time-on-therapy and quality-of-life.”

Recently, Novocure launched two additional new product innovations: MyLink™, a tool allowing patients to download their usage data from the comfort of home; and the second generation Tumor Treating Fields generator for torso applications, providing a lighter, smaller generator to torso patients.

“We are innovating in response to patient and physician feedback and believe the flexible array will enhance our patients’ experience with Tumor Treating Fields therapy,” said Asaf Danziger, Novocure’s Chief Executive Officer. “Innovation is one of our core values and a daily part of life at Novocure. We are investing in programs geared to ongoing product innovation for all indications and look forward to sharing our continued progress.”

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