RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) announces that University Medical Centre (UKC Maribor) Maribor in Slovenia placed an order for the radiation therapy treatment planning system RayStation® in November 2020. In doing so, UKC Maribor became the 700th customer to choose the system and Slovenia has become the 40th country with RayStation customers.
RaySearch is committed to ensure that RayStation remains the premier treatment planning system, covering the broadest range of treatment delivery machines, and providing the most comprehensive functionality. The steadily growing installed base is a testament to the confidence cancer centers have in the system, with users ranging from world-renowned university hospitals through to smaller private clinics.
UKC Maribor is one of two university medical centers in the country, providing specialist medical care for approximately one fifth of the population of more than two million people. The department of oncology is the newest of its kind in Slovenia and has two modern linear accelerators for cancer treatment. Since the first patient was treated with radiation therapy in November 2016, UKC Maribor has tripled the size of its oncology team. Around 1,000 patients per year are treated at UKC Maribor with 3D-CRT, IMRT and VMAT techniques.
Maja Ravnik, MD, Head of the Department of Oncology, UKC Maribor, says: “We are always trying to follow the latest therapeutical approaches and give our patients the best possible care. With RayStation’s cutting edge technology we are confident that we will be able to achieve both goals.”
Sašo Pulko, Head of Medical Physics, UKC Maribor, says: "I am very proud that we set up our department in a modern way. Nevertheless, some steps in the planning process were too slow, inefficient, and lacking some advanced features. I am absolutely thrilled we got the chance to use the RayStation treatment planning system. It will enable us to speed up the process and raise the level of medical care even higher.”
RaySearch has continuously evolved the capabilities of RayStation through regular releases. The latest version, RayStation 10B*, was released in December 2020. New features include support for brachytherapy planning with automatic channel reconstruction and powerful dwell time optimization. These features enable faster and more consistent creation of high-quality brachytherapy plans.
Johan Löf, founder and CEO, RaySearch, says: “Reaching the milestone of 700 RayStation customers reflects our commitment to constantly developing an innovative and advanced treatment planning system to meet the needs of both large and small cancer centers – today and into the future. We are looking forward to support UKC Maribor in their work for continuous improvements. "
The order was received in November 2020 and is a 10-year fixed subscription with total order value of about 1 MEUR.
About University Medical Centre Maribor
University Medical Centre Maribor is a public health care institute performing health care services for the wider region of Maribor, Pesnica, Ruše, Ormož, Lenart, Ptuj and Slovenska Bistrica in Slovenia.
RaySearch is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions to improve cancer care. The company markets worldwide its treatment planning system RayStation and next-generation oncology information system RayCare*. Over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries use RaySearch software to improve life and outcomes for patients. The company was founded in 2000 and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2003.
RayStation is a flexible, innovative treatment planning system, chosen by many of the leading cancer centers worldwide. It combines unique features such as unmatched adaptive therapy capabilities, multi-criteria optimization, market-leading algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization with highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron, proton, and carbon ion therapy. RayStation supports a wide range of treatment machines, providing one control center for all treatment planning needs and ensuring centers get greater value from existing equipment. RayStation also seamlessly integrates with RayCare, the next-generation oncology information system. By harmonizing the treatment planning, we enable better care for cancer patients worldwide.
* Subject to regulatory clearance in some markets.
More information about RaySearch is available at www.raysearchlabs.com.
For further information, please contact:
Johan Löf, Founder and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)
Telephone: +46 (0)8-510 530 00
Peter Thysell, CFO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)
Telephone: +46 (0)70 661 05 59