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Cancer treatment firm adding 27 jobs in Indianapolis

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A North Carolina-based maker of cancer-fighting ultrasound machines plans to create 27 jobs at its Indianapolis facility over the next three years.

US HIFU LLC will add positions paying an average of $36 an hour at its offices at 4000 Pendleton Way, on the northeast side of the city along Interstate 465 and near Pendleton Pike.

The jobs are for engineers, researchers and support personnel to help US HIFU make its Sonablate 500 system, which uses "high-intensity and focused ultrasound" to treat cancer with fewer side effects.

US HIFU, founded in 2004, has yet to receive regulatory approval for its technology, but the company is studying it in a U.S. clinical trial for treating prostate cancer and around the world as a potential treatment for other cancers.

"As we continue to hit development and regulatory milestones that bring us closer to the approval and commercialization of HIFU technologies for the treatment of prostate cancer in the United States, we must continually add new talent and expertise to maintain our technology leadership in the HIFU industry," said Mike Klein, CEO of US HIFU, in a prepared statement.

The new jobs were announced Monday morning by the Indiana Economic Development Corp., which promised the company up to $350,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants.

Also, the company has applied to Marion County for property tax abatement.

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  • Got HIFU?
    Glad this technology is progressing. I am six months out of HIFU for prostate cancer and it is a fabulous procedure, MUCH better than surgery, in my opinion.
  • RE: CANCER JOBS
    I was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, I am currently in remission. However, I can't even seem to get a job at a local grocery store as a cashier? I would love a job as support personnel however, I am sure that probably is perhaps wishful thinking as well?

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