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Proton Partners International acquires site for first proton beam therapy cancer treatment centre

Proton Partners International Limited announced it has completed the acquisition of the site where the first High Energy Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre will be built in the UK.

The centre will be situated at Celtic Springs Business Park, Newport. Renovation of the site will begin next week and the centre is due to be operational next year.

Mike Moran, chief executive officer of Proton Partners International Ltd., said: “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of the site and work will begin immediately. We are working very closely with the Welsh Government and the Wales Life Sciences Fund to create what will be a step change in cancer treatment in the UK.

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The Newport centre is the first of three Proton Beam Therapy centres, which will be built by Proton Partners International in the UK. The other sites will be in Northumberland and London with additional sites identified in Liverpool and Birmingham.

Proton Partners International Limited has appointed global partners to provide class-leading clinical equipment and innovative technology solutions for their UK centres.

IBA (Ion Beam Applications), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, has been selected to install its single-room proton therapy system, Proteus®ONE.

Philips has been appointed to deliver software and technology tools including Philips’ Pinnacle Treatment Planning which delivers an intuitive planning environment that simplifies workflow. Philips will also provide big bore CT scanners at each centre and a PET CT in the Newport centre.