STOCKHOLM, February 26, 2018 – Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Stockholm City Council regarding equipping the cancer center and radiation therapy departments of Södersjukhuset (Stockholm South General Hospital or SöS) and New Karolinska Solna (NKS). The agreement follows the Letter of Intent signed on December 12, 2017.
Under the agreement, SöS will acquire in total four state-of-the-art Elekta Versa HD™ cancer treatment systems, including software. In addition, Elekta’s brachytherapy solutions with Flexitron® afterloaders will be used at NKS to help treat patients with various cancers, such as prostate, head & neck and gynecological cancers.
Elekta’s President and CEO, Richard Hausmann, says: “We are happy to help SöS improve their radiation therapy department with Elekta’s sophisticated Versa HD systems, and to deliver our superior brachytherapy solution to NKS. SöS is creating a focal point for cancer treatment in the Stockholm area and we are excited to be part of this development. Their investment in new Versa HD linear accelerators will give patients greater access to unrivaled radiation therapy.”
Elekta announced in December 2017 that it will fully equip the radiation therapy department of SöS and to provide brachytherapy solutions to New Karolinska Solna (NKS). The total value of this deal is SEK 160 million.
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