Phenix Medical LLC is a small business established in 2013 to develop and fabricate state-of-the-art instrumentation and software needed to allow proton and ion beam radiotherapy to realize their tremendous potential for killing tumors, while minimizing short-term and long-term toxic side effects of the treatment. Some 30% of patients receiving radiation therapy would benefit clinically from the use of protons or other ion beams, in place of conventional X-rays. The number of clinics that offer this advanced treatment has been limited previously by the high cost of building the facility and treatment rooms. But new technologies are reducing the costs dramatically, and the number of proton therapy clinics worldwide is increasing rapidly -- the map above shows existing sites and sites under construction in North America alone. The technologies Phenix is developing for market will lead to increased treatment precision, improved verification, greater patient throughput, and further reduction in costs for the technique of Pencil Beam Scanning, which will dominate future proton treatments.
Phenix Medical has offices in San Francisco, California and Bloomington, Indiana.