at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by David Piccioni, MD



The NeuroBlate® System (NBS) is a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool that is being manufactured by Monteris Medical. Since it received FDA clearance in May 2009, the NBS has been used in over 2600 procedures conducted at over 70 leading institutions across United States. This is a prospective, multi-center registry that will include data collection up to 5 years to evaluate safety, QoL, and procedural outcomes including local control failure rate, progression free survival, overall survival, and seizure freedom in up to 1,000 patients and up to 50 sites.

Official Title

Laser Ablation of Abnormal Neurological Tissue Using Robotic NeuroBlate System (LAANTERN) Prospective Registry


Metastatic Brain Tumor Primary Brain Tumor Epileptic/Seizure Foci Movement Disorders Procedural Success Progression Quality of Life Seizure Freedom Progression Free Survival Overall Survival Brain Neoplasms Seizures NeuroBlate System


You can join if…

  1. Subject or legally authorized representative provides written authorization and/or consent
  2. Subject who is to undergo thermal therapy by the NeuroBlate® System for treatment of their neurological disorder

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Subject who is, or is expected to be inaccessible for follow-up
  2. Other concurrent medical or other condition (chronic or acute in nature) that in the opinion of the investigator, may prevent participation or otherwise render subject ineligibility for the study


  • University of California, San Diego accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSD


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