Varian Medical Systems and RaySearch Laboratories are engaged in a long-term strategic collaboration agreement in which RaySearch will develop advanced software for integration into Varian's Eclipse™ treatment planning system.
The collaboration involves a number of components aimed at improving radiation treatments, such as products for radiobiological optimization and optimization of conventional 3D-CRT treatments. The first product from the collaboration was previously expected to be released during 2008. This has been postponed and now the three products for radiobiological evaluation, radiobiological optimization and optimization of conventional 3D-CRT plans are all expected to be available to clinicians during the first half of 2009.
“Varian is a very important partner to us and we are dedicating substantial resources to our joint development project,” says Johan Löf, President and Chief Executive Officer of RaySearch. “The product development is progressing well and the first three products are all planned to be demonstrated at the upcoming trade shows and released during the first half of next year,” concludes Johan Löf.