cancer treatment device

Featured Solution: Portable Cancer Treatment Device for Underdeveloped Countries

At Datec, we design, test, and manufacture application-specific, high-performance heating solutions for our clients.

aluminum combined with Datec are heaters

Aluminum is an excellent thermal conductor which, when combined with Datec’s area heaters, allows for exceptional thermal uniformity across the treatment area.

Recently, we developed an aluminum-based heater for a lightweight, battery-powered device used to treat cancer in underdeveloped parts of the world.

The client required a medical device that could be used to thermally destroy cancerous cells. Traditionally, such lesions have been treated through cryotherapy, in which a probe reaches the target cells and the lesion is frozen, thereby killing the tissue.

Cryotherapy technology relies on a constant supply of refrigerant gas, which is expensive and difficult to transport, rendering it unfeasible in many underdeveloped parts of the world where the procedure is needed most.

The result was a portable and lightweight device with a long battery life that could provide this life-saving treatment.

Our ability to print thick film directly onto aluminum was essential for the compact requirements of this device.

Check out our new case study to learn more.


Datec is a custom heating element manufacturer specializing in thick film heating solutions. Our solutions are ideal for industries such as: commercial food service, medical devices, electronics, automotive, and appliances. From prototyping to joint development, learn more about how Datec can work with your team.

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Dominic Talalla, P.Eng, MBA

About Dominic Talalla, P.Eng, MBA

Dominic Talalla is the President and CEO of Datec. In this role, Dominic oversees the overall performance and operation of Datec. He is responsible for managing partnership relationships, strategizing and communicating with stakeholders, and leading the Datec team in achieving their objectives. Dominic is a professional engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration. Dominic is also a Managing Partner with Trellis Capital, a venture capital firm based in Toronto. His extensive technology management and investor experience makes him uniquely qualified for his role. In his free time, Dominic is fond of travel and an avid sports team coach.