December 7, 2005 -- High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device manufacturer EDAP TMS has named Dr. Raphael Varona as its medical director.

Varona will assist physicians in using the firm's Ablatherm-HIFU device, will enhance the firm's market education activities, and will work to advance reimbursement efforts for HIFU therapy in European countries where reimbursement is still pending, according to EDAP of Vaulx-en-Velin, France. He will also work on developing additional HIFU applications.

Varona has served as European clinical project manager for DuPont Pharmaceuticals prior to its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb, and recently worked for UCB Pharma as a clinical research physician, EDAP said.

By staff writers
December 7, 2005

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