Health Department to expand its capacity to treat cancer with 15 linear accelerators from Elekta
STOCKHOLM, January 2 – To help manage the growing incidence of cancer, China’s Health Department of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has ordered a comprehensive range of clinical solutions from Elekta. Fourteen hospitals around the country will receive in total 15 linear accelerators (linacs).
The deal includes Elekta Axesse™ linacs with Agility™ multileaf collimators; Elekta Synergy® linacs and Precise Treatment Systems™ including treatment planning systems. Elekta’s award-winning MOSAIQ® Radiation Oncology Information System is also included in the agreement.
Gilbert Wai, Executive Vice President, Region Asia Pacific says: “As the third major deal in just over a year, this demonstrates the PLA’s confidence in Elekta as a company and our state-of-the art solutions. And as a Chinese citizen, I welcome this investment in the country’s health care and am proud that the best solutions have been chosen.”
The total value of the contract amounts to approximately USD 28 million, and the order will be booked during Elekta’s second half of fiscal year 2013/14.
Elekta has been present in China since 1982 and is the industry leader in the Chinese market. China is the company’s second largest market.
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Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website: www.elekta.com.
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