Florida Patent of the Month – January 2021

There are many treatments for diseases, including chemotherapy for cancer. However, cancer is a particularly hard disease to treat. It can spread quickly because cancerous cells divide more quickly compared to normal cells, and it’s very hard to target the specific cancer cells. Treatments such as chemotherapy can damage healthy cells as well. Other treatments, such as cryoablation and thermal ablation also have their drawbacks. They can trigger immune responses in some patients and potentially injure normal structures in the treatment zone. But ImmunSYS, Inc. provides another cancer treatment option: radiofrequency electrical membrane breakdown (RF-EMB). 

ImmunSYS’s method gets rid of tissue in the body through a non-thermal ablation. This type of ablation uses specific frequencies, wavelengths, pulse widths and number of radio frequencies. When targeted on cancer cells, these specific radio frequency characteristics apply stress to the cell and immediately destroy the cell. The extracellular space is then filled with the cell content and tissue components. However, with this non-thermal ablation, cell proteins are not killed from heat, so the body’s immune response is triggered to destroy the tissue and find other similar tissue within the patient’s body. 

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