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RaySearch Laboratories and TomoTherapy Inc. to show first product concepts at ASTRO 2007 meeting

RaySearch is developing a suite of products under an agreement with TomoTherapy Inc that was announced by RaySearch in August 2007. Three products have now been specified and initial works in progress concepts will be shared at the annual ASTRO meeting in Los Angeles, October 28th – November 1st.

“We are very pleased that the development is progressing at full speed and the fact that we can demonstrate new functionality already is a sign of our considerable commitment to this collaboration,” says RaySearch’s CEO, Johan Löf.

TomoTherapy CEO, Fred Robertson, M.D., sees this collaborative effort between two industry innovators as one that will benefit clinicians and patients alike. “RaySearch has a reputation for developing scientifically innovative algorithms and applying them to software solutions that enhance products and clinical workflow,” Roberston said. “We are excited to be able to take advantage of their expertise as we extend the reach of our products and fulfill our mission to provide better radiation treatment for patients worldwide.”

The suite of software products in development will facilitate transfer of radiation therapy treatment plans between TomoTherapy® Hi•Art® treatment systems and conventional linear accelerators, and extend the Hi•Art system’s treatment planning functionality. These developments will lead to improved workflow coordination, more efficient product utilization and increased patient treatment capacity. The first product is expected to be released in 2008.