NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) announced today that the Company has entered into an initial launch and training agreement for the Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT® Delivery system with the Istituto Nazionale Tumori Fondazione G. Pascale in Naples, Italy. The center pursues both clinical and applied research in cancer treatment and is Southern Italy's largest Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (IRCCS) in oncology.
The CHEMOSAT program at G. Pascale will be led by Paolo Ascierto, MD, medical oncologist and Prof. Nicola Mozzillo, MD, surgical oncologist. Drs. Ascierto and Mozzillo are both directors in the center's department of melanoma, soft tissues, musculo-skeletal and head and neck.
"We are extremely pleased to enter into an agreement with Delcath to bring chemosaturation to patients in our region," Dr. Ascierto said. "CHEMOSAT has the potential to meet an unmet treatment need for patients at our center – and beyond. We anticipate that the delivery system will help us tremendously in the clinical setting."
Under the terms of the agreement, Delcath will provide G. Pascale with logistics and clinical training support in the performance of chemosaturation therapy using the CHEMOSAT system. Training is expected to take place in May.
"This new agreement speaks to our commitment to advancing the standard of patient care through innovative technology backed by scientific research," said Dr. Mozzillo. "Use of the CHEMOSAT device will reinforce this commitment and will further support our position as a leader in cancer research and treatment."
"We are making significant progress in the European market through agreements with several leading institutions, including our latest partnership with the Istituto Nazionale Tumori Fondazione G. Pascale," said Eamonn P. Hobbs, P
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