Dr. Erik Dumont, IGT CEO, has a long experience of medical device marketing, gained during his earlier career at Philips Medical Systems, where he was responsible, as a clinical scientist, of all the research partnerships in France. He managed more than ten research projects in France in close collaboration with the company MR development group in Best (The Netherlands). He is a PI in an NIH funded research, in collaboration with the University of Utah, to develop an MRgFUS system optimized for the treatment of breast cancer. He is currently organizing the product launch of an innovative device based on MRgFUS to study mechanisms for targeted drug delivery, targeted gene activation in genetherapy. He is also heading a Eurostars/Eureka project (PROFUS) for the development of an MRgFUS system dedicated to the treatment of prostate cancer. Staff members involved in the project Bruno Crouzevialle, IGT chief electrical engineer, has a long experience in the management of industrial projects. Initially, he worked as Research Engineer at Andrews Corporation where he gained invaluable experience in RF design. Since then, he has managed successfully more than ten projects at IGT. He managed the realization of a phased array focused ultrasound system with 256 channels, totally MR compatible, which is currently used on two important academic sites in pre-clinical studies.
Dr. Stephanie Hoarau -Recco, IGT software development manager, has a long experience in medical software development (previously at AXS engineering, working on spine modeling). She will be responsible for the software development and validation according to 21 CFR §820.30 regulation (FDA) and ISO 14971:2007 standards for Medical Devices Software Packages.
Dr. Mathieu Ourioux, software engineer, is responsible for the image processing part of FUS treatment guidance, in particular motion detection target tracking.
Dr. Fabien Rabusseau, IGT main mechanical engineer, is developing the ultrasound transducers positioning systems, the transducer probes including their cooling systems and the casing with the membrane to ensure a proper acoustic path to the target.