Orfit Industries America, North American subsidiary of Orfit Industries, a world leader in patient immobilization systems, today announced that it has received FDA clearance to market its Nanor™ hybrid thermoplastic technology for use in an immobilization mask for radiation therapy. The Company estimates that immobilization products using the advanced technology will become available for sale in the United States during the first half of 2014.
Belgian family-owned business, Orfit Industries is a market leader in the development and manufacturing of low temperature thermoplastics, hardware and accessories for patient immobilization and positioning in radiation oncology. With exports to more than 80 countries worldwide, the company also manufactures thermoplastic materials for the physical rehabilitation and technical orthopedics markets, such as splints and prostheses.
Orfit’s advanced nano-technology will be used in the Company’s new Nanor™ masks, creating a mask that is 33 to 50 percent thinner than conventional masks. These masks exhibit much less shrinkage and are light yet stable, ultimately increasing patient comfort. Since the mask better conforms to a patient’s head, it provides a claimed higher stability during radiation therapy. The nano technology-enhanced masks are also better for the environment, as they use less material and create less waste.
Source: Orfit Industries America, PR Newswire