Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Manhattan Scientifics’ Technology Able to Detect Breast Cancer Three Years Earlier Than Mammogram

Abstract:
New Technology 100% Radiation Free

Manhattan Scientifics’ Technology Able to Detect Breast Cancer Three Years Earlier Than Mammogram

Albuquerque, NM | Posted on April 22nd, 2010

Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. (OTCBB: MHTX) announced today that its "early cancer detection" technology, developed by Edward R. Flynn, Ph.D. is expected to identify breast cancer three years earlier than the current gold standard mammogram test. Dr. Flynn is a pioneer in the emerging field of nanomedicine.

When fully developed and commercialized, Dr. Flynn's biomagnetic-based system will be 100% radiation free, unlike current radiation-based mammogram tests. Manhattan Scientifics is currently seeking a partner to commercialize the technology.

To reduce harm from over-treatment and radiation, new medical guidelines recently issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that women begin regular breast cancer screening at age 50, rather than age 40. "Annual mammograms for most women in their 40's have more drawbacks than benefits...." according to an article published by Bloomberg News, November 17, 2009.

CEO Manny Tsoupanarias said, "We believe early detection of cancer can be critical to effective treatment. Current mammography cannot detect a breast cancer tumor until it has grown to over ten million cells. Dr. Flynn's technology has proven the ability to detect breast cancer tumors only 1% that large, resulting in a hundred-fold increase in sensitivity and early detection.

"The new technology has demonstrated similar early detection performance for ovarian cancer, a cancer that currently has no effective screening techniques. Our technology also demonstrated effectiveness in monitoring chemotherapy for leukemia, allowing more effective treatment with fewer side effects. Dr. Flynn's work has been supported for eight years by nine grants from the National Institutes of Health and a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. The technology is protected by issued and pending patents," Tsoupanarias said.

Dr. Flynn said, "Our approach uses sophisticated magnetic field sensors to measure extremely small magnetic fields emitted by magnetic nanoparticles that have been injected into the body and targeted specifically toward cancer cells. This method yields high contrast images of tumors compared to normal cells. With this biomagnetic imaging technique, it is possible to identify and image tiny clusters of cancer cells, providing the ability to find cancer at a substantially earlier stage than is presently possible. This has a distinct advantage over other imaging methods in that it detects only particles bound to targeted cells and is not sensitive to unbound particles where other methods may be overwhelmed by the unbound particles. It is done without the use of ionizing radiation. This biomagnetic sensor method is applicable to breast, ovarian, leukemia, prostate and potentially to many other cancers."

Tsoupanarias added, "As an inventions company, our strategy is to partner with large, well financed, experienced manufacturers and marketers. Manhattan Scientifics typically receives royalty income and fixed fees from its industrial partner. Our new class of metals nano-technology business is a clear and profitable example of our business model. We have a long way to go with our early cancer technology, but we are excited about the obvious prospects, both for the overall improvement of early cancer detection as well as for our own business."

On February 25, 2010, Manhattan Scientifics announced that it had acquired exclusive rights to commercialize Dr. Flynn's work.

Forward looking statement This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that may cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially are described in our publicly filed reports including, but not limited to, failure to realize projected revenues and cash flows, market conditions and other factors that could negatively affect the market for our technology. . We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

####

About Manhattan Scientifics
Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. operates with locations in New Mexico, New York, and Montreal. The company’s goal is to advance and commercialize disruptive technologies to create profit for its shareholders in the field of nanomedicine.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Manhattan Scientifics, Inc.
Marvin Maslow, Director of PR & IR, 917-923-3300


European Contact:
Herbert Strauss, +43-316-296-316


IR:
Hawk Associates
Frank Hawkins, 305-451-1888

Copyright © Business Wire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs December 7th, 2016

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2016 Year End Results December 7th, 2016

Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI), newest edition out December 7th, 2016

In IEDM 2016 Keynote, Leti CEO Says ‘Hyperconnectivity’, Human-focused Research and the IOT Promise Profound, Positive Changes December 7th, 2016

Possible Futures

ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs December 7th, 2016

In IEDM 2016 Keynote, Leti CEO Says ‘Hyperconnectivity’, Human-focused Research and the IOT Promise Profound, Positive Changes December 7th, 2016

Physicists decipher electronic properties of materials in work that may change transistors December 6th, 2016

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology December 5th, 2016

Nanomedicine

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2016 Year End Results December 7th, 2016

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology December 5th, 2016

Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI) Volume 6, issue 2 coming out soon! December 5th, 2016

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks December 3rd, 2016

Announcements

ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs December 7th, 2016

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2016 Year End Results December 7th, 2016

Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI), newest edition out December 7th, 2016

In IEDM 2016 Keynote, Leti CEO Says ‘Hyperconnectivity’, Human-focused Research and the IOT Promise Profound, Positive Changes December 7th, 2016

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Keystone Nano Announces The US FDA Has Awarded Orphan Drug Designation For Ceramides For The Treatment Of Liver Cancer November 8th, 2016

Leti to Tackle Tomorrow's Research Strategies with Stanford University’s SystemX Alliance: French R&D Center Is the First Research Institute to Join the Collaboration and Provides Bridges Between Academia and Industry, Leveraging Alliance’s Potential October 4th, 2016

Picosun patents ALD nanolaminate to prevent electronics from overheating September 28th, 2016

NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps September 16th, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2016 Year End Results December 7th, 2016

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology December 5th, 2016

Deep insights from surface reactions: Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production December 2nd, 2016

Nanobiotix Provides Update on Global Development of Lead Product NBTXR3: Seven clinical trials across the world: More than 2/3 of STS patients recruited in the “act.in.sarc” Phase II/III trial: Phase I/II prostate cancer trial now recruiting in the U.S. November 28th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project