TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
In an agreement signed today in Tokyo, Elekta Japan will grant Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) wider distribution rights regarding linear accelerator (linac) sales. The agreement builds on a sales and marketing agreement from 2010 (http://www.elekta.com/press/44337b95-6e69-4e41-926d-aaa6d6dbf002/elekta-signs-sales-and-marketing-agreement-with-toshiba-in-japan-.html).
Shuichi Higaki, President and Managing Director, Elekta Japan, says: “The existing partnership between Elekta and TMSC from 2010 has helped raise Elekta’s profile in the Japanese market. This new agreement creates significant opportunities for Elekta to further increase our customer satisfaction and become the leading supplier of oncology systems and related software solutions in Japan.”
Since Siemens’s departure from the linac market in 2011, TMSC still has an installed base of about 200 aging Siemens linear accelerators. The extended partnership opens up additional sales channels for Elekta’s linacs and software products and gives Elekta the opportunity to convert existing Siemens LANTIS Oncology Information Systems that were sold through TMSC.
The agreement also includes the intention to develop the Elekta Support Center, a centralized customer support center with a single point of contact for all Elekta linac users in Japan. Elekta will continue to manage marketing and promotion of all Elekta products and solutions, as well as education and training and software service support.
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The above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 07:30 CET on September 1, 2014.
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 3,800 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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