STOCKHOLM, March 31, 2016 – Elekta announced today the formation of a multiyear
strategic partnership with GenesisCare, the largest provider of radiotherapy in
Australia. The deal, over eight years, is valued at more than USD 100 million.
No part of the agreement will be booked in Q4 of this fiscal year.
The partnership includes the acquisition of solutions across Elekta’s portfolio,
including Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™ radiosurgery systems, Versa HD™ linear
accelerators, brachytherapy systems, software as well as services. These
products and solutions will be acquired by GenesisCare cancer treatment centers
in Australia, the UK and new markets.
GenesisCare is also expected to order Elekta’s high-field (1.5 Tesla) MRI-guided
linear accelerator (MR-linac*) when this new treatment technology is available
in the market in 2017.
GenesisCare’s ambition is to transform health care and improve outcomes for
cancer patients globally. A key enabler is the harmonization of its enterprise
-wide practices and enhanced cancer management technology available for its
highly skilled medical teams.
“We are proud to partner alongside GenesisCare and support their exciting
vision,” says Tomas Puusepp, President and CEO of Elekta. “By choosing Elekta,
GenesisCare will receive the most advanced and recognized cancer treatment
solutions on the market. Both Leksell Gamma Knife and Versa HD are known for
their extreme accuracy, efficiency and outstanding outcomes. We are looking
forward to being GenesisCare’s partner as they expand into new markets.
GenesisCare Managing Director, Dan Collins, says: “Elekta is a natural partner
for GenesisCare. We want all cancer patients to receive rapid access to high
quality care. Elekta helps us make this happen with their suite of technology
solutions, global reach and commitment to innovation.
“The MR-linac is a game changer,” he adds. “We expect cancer patients, including
those receiving treatment for prostate, breast and other cancers, to benefit
from this innovation. Anything that improves the accuracy of treatment and
provides a smoother patient experience should improve outcomes.”
Software systems included in the agreement comprise MOSAIQ® enterprise
licensing, which provides a full-featured OIS to enable a completely optimized,
automated workflow across their entire global enterprise – to fulfill the
organization’s “Cancer Services of the Future” vision. The deal also includes
METRIQ®, a fully integrated cancer registry for data collection and follow-up
through reporting and analysis.
*Elekta’s MR-linac is a works in progress and not yet available for sale or
distribution in Australia or the UK.
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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 3,800 employees globally. The
corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is
listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Website: www.elekta.com.