“Focal Healthcare was founded to fill the need for highly accurate, practical prostate cancer technology that is accessible to all urologists and their patients.”
- Chicuong La, President and CEO
Focal Healthcare is based in Toronto, Ontario and was established in January 2014 by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chicuong La. Prior to Focal, Dr. La was a key leader in three other early stage ventures, including serving as the VP of Business Development and the COO of Imagistx, formerly Exact Imaging, a prostate imaging company. Chicuong gained invaluable experience through his work for two commercialization centers, including his role as Business Development Manager at the Robarts Research Institute, a world-renowned medical imaging research center. He also served as a Managing Partner of Simulogic, a software company in applied medical research.
Throughout his career, Chicuong realized that there were many inefficiencies, inaccuracies, and accessibility issues yet unaddressed in the field of prostate cancer care. Building upon his strong background in the field of medical imaging, Chicuong founded Focal with the vision to develop best-in-class image-guidance technology that was accurate, efficient and accessible, thereby enabling better diagnosis and treatment for all prostate cancer patients.
“We are committed to improving the lives of prostate cancer patients and their families by producing world-class medical equipment”
– Chicuong La, President and CEO
We are always learning within every department and at every stage of development because we believe knowledge is power. Informed by a diverse range of perspectives, we continuously generate and implement meaningful insights to improve our technology, so that we may ultimately better the patient and physician experience, from prostate cancer diagnosis to treatment.
Prostate cancer will affect 1 in 7 men. The disease is widespread, but compared to other cancers, technology for accurate prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment is long overdue.
Dedicated to intelligent, targeted prostate cancer care, Focal Healthcare has developed an image-guidance platform that integrates with and augments commercial diagnostic and therapeutic devices. Thoughtfully engineered, our patented arm coupled with easy to use software provides accurate diagnostics that will improve patient outcomes and minimize associated healthcare costs.