Via Francis Medical
“Like most companies, Francis Medical is facing several unique challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. However, unlike many companies facing the prospect of lost revenues, the real enemy of a pre-revenue startup company, like Francis Medical, is lost time. ‘Every day of delay to our timeline could mean one day later to market,’ says Francis Medical CEO, Mike Kujak. He adds, ‘It is imperative to our investors, employees, and the millions of men in need of this therapy, that we continue to make as much progress as possible during these challenging times.’”
“Of particular challenge to Francis Medical is that when the pandemic hit, we were in the initial stages of kicking off our US feasibility study. This study was on the heels of finishing, in early March, the last of a series of 14 patients successfully treated in Panama. The Panama study tested our unique water vapor ablation technology for the treatment of prostate cancer and was designed to mimic the hemi-ablation procedure planned for the US study. ‘Our results in Panama were extremely encouraging and we are all very excited to get the US study going,’ says Francis Medical founder and Chief Technology Officer, Michael Hoey.”
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