ViewRay Inc, Cleveland, has received US and European patents for its combination of MRI and radiotherapy technologies. The company holds the exclusive worldwide license for the technology, which was invented by company founder James F. Dempsey, PhD, while he was a member of the radiation oncology faculty at the University of Florida

The technology is key to ViewRay’s new radiation therapy system, which is being designed to capture soft-tissue images continuously during treatment. The ViewRay system is currently available only as a non-human use research system. The company is working to secure FDA clearance for commercial distribution of the system for clinical use.