Health Canada Approves Skin Cancer Treatment System

    DANBURY, Conn., Jan. 13 /CNW/ -- TOPEX, Inc. received Health Canada
license approval to market its Superficial x-ray therapy system for the
treatment of skin cancer. The TOPEX SRT 100 system provides an alternative to
surgery for treating basal and squamous cell carcinomas, especially for
primary lesions requiring difficult or extensive surgery with sensitive
structures in the head and neck regions - the fold in the nose, eyelids, lips,
corner of the mouth and the lining of the ear that otherwise would result to a
poor cosmetic outcome. The treatment procedures do not require the use of
anesthetics and eliminates the need for skin grafting. This procedure benefits
those patients who have a fear of surgery or a needle phobia, for those
patients who have contraindications for reconstructive surgery that are taking
anti-coagulants and blood thinners and for those who cannot tolerate general
anesthesia. The high clinical outcome cure rate and low recurrence for this
type x-ray procedure is demonstrated in various clinical papers and is
recognized as a standard of care for skin cancer treatment.

    The clinical objective is to effectively treat skin cancer through
non-invasive therapeutic procedures providing improved cosmetic outcomes. With
this objective, there are several advantages:

    For the Patient, this procedure is accurate, safe and pain free while
providing an alternative to surgery.

    For the Physician, this is a proven procedure with a high cure rate
history of effectiveness.

    For the Practice, the system has no special environmental requirements
such as special power sources or waste disposal. The compact design requires
minimal floor space with mobility for treatment flexibility.

    Harpell Associates Inc. is the exclusive distributor in Canada for the
TOPEX SRT 100 system. Harpell Associates, Inc. is a leading distributor of
diagnostic, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy systems. They are located
in Oakville, Ontario. For more information call 905-825-2588 or visit

    John Brenna, TOPEX President, stated "Harpell's reputation for customer
support, market position and overall leadership in oncology product sales
provide the opportunity for increased growth".

    TOPEX, Inc. is medical device development company focused on the design,
manufacture and distribution of a unique mobile superficial x-ray system for
the treatment of skin cancer. For more information call 203-748-5918 or visit


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