Kallisio, focused on developing solutions to manage toxicity in cancer care, announces FDA 510(k) clearance for Stentra, an individually tailored 3D printed oral stent solution designed to protect healthy tissue in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients. Customized for each patient, the Stentra oral immobilization stent effectively directs radiation to the target tumor area while reducing harmful impact to surrounding tissue.

By integrating patient oral data with advanced 3D printing, Stentra is meticulously tailored to mitigate target positioning discrepancies associated with radiotherapy methods like IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy). A Stentra device immobilizes tongue, lips, and other OARs (organs at risk), keeping them clear of the high-dose radiation target zone.

“Designed to address each patient’s unique treatment and anatomical needs, Stentra delivers an unmatched level of customization and effectiveness in addressing the critical need to safeguard healthy tissue during radiation therapy,” emphasizes Rajan Patel, Kallisio Co-founder and CEO. “FDA clearance is an exciting milestone in our journey to improve patient experiences and quality of life.”

The foundational technology behind Stentra was licensed by Kallisio from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where it was developed by Eugene Koay, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson.

Kallisio is collaborating with cancer centers across the U.S. to launch Stentra. The solution includes top-tier intraoral scanning equipment and a cloud-based clinical portal ordering system with real-time monitoring, best-in-class compliance, and seamless integration into the radiation oncology workflow.

Source: Company Press Release