April 13, 2016
Breathe Well – a device that provides breast cancer patients with breath hold instructions to reduce the risk of radiotherapy, which can cause unnecessary and potentially fatal radiation heart damage. The startup has received $1.3 million from MDF, which will contribute to the team’s expansion, and will also go towards manufacture of a device for certification by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Breathe Well is the third team working out of ATP Innovations and is also responsible for educating patients on how to attain the best breast cancer treatment results. The startup educates patients to hold their breath to put as much distance as possible between the heart and radiation beam and this action enables the most accurate breast radiation treatment possible.
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