RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) announces that Region Västerbotten has placed an order for the treatment planning system RayStation®* to be used at the department for radiotherapy at Norrlands universitetssjukhus.
The Cancer Center's department for radiotherapy at Norrlands universitetssjukhus annually treats around 1,900 cancer patients from all over northern Sweden. The center has four linear accelerators and also a small department for brachy treatment. RayStation will now be the sole treatment planning system for external radiotherapy. The order includes new and advanced technology, using machine learning techniques for automatic segmentation and planning.
Region Västerbotten chose to buy treatment planning independently of other equipment and had functionality as the main selection criterion.
Jörgen Olofsson, hospital physicist, Region Västerbotten, Norrlands universitetssjukhus: “When choosing a new treatment planning system, user-friendliness in combination with functionality at the forefront were important criteria for us. With RayStation, we get a modern and advanced system that provides good conditions for effective radiotheraphy for our patients, both now and in the future."
Johan Löf, founder and CEO, RaySearch, says: “Sweden is a pioneering country and a hub for research within radiotherapy technology. All research and development at RaySearch takes place in Sweden – 200 of our employees are working with this. For many years Norrlands universitetssjukhus and RaySearch have collaborated in various research projects and I am really happy that our technology now will be used clinically at another university hospital in our home country.”
About Norrlands universitetssjukhus
Norrlands universitetssjukhus, Nus, is the largest hospital in Västerbotten County and the northern healthcare region in Sweden. The hospital is responsible for highly specialized care and service for almost 900,000 people. To guarantee top-class healthcare and to encourage and further develop cutting-edge functions, the region focuses on eight healthcare areas. One of these is radiation therapy, which is part of the Cancer Center at Norrlands universitetssjukhus, a hospital with a long tradition of successful treatment and research.
RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions for improved cancer treatment. RaySearch markets the RayStation®* treatment planning system (TPS) and the oncology information system (OIS) RayCare®*. The most recent additions to the RaySearch product line are RayIntelligence® and RayCommand®*. RayIntelligence is an oncology analytics system (OAS) which enables cancer clinics to collect, structure and analyze data. RayCommand, a treatment control system (TCS), is designed to link the treatment machine and the treatment planning and oncology information systems.
RaySearch software is used by over 800 clinics in more than 40 countries. The company was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2003. More information is available at raysearchlabs.com.
RayStation®* is a flexible, innovative treatment planning system, chosen by many leading cancer centers worldwide. It combines unique features such as unmatched adaptive therapy capabilities, multi-criteria optimization, market-leading algorithms for treatment plan optimization for HDR brachytherapy and external beam therapy with photons, electrons, and protons, as well as helium and carbon ions. 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®*. By harmonizing the treatment planning, the care of cancer patients worldwide is improved.
* Subject to regulatory clearance in some markets.
For more information, please contact:
Johan Löf, founder and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)
Telephone: +46 (0) 8 510 530 00
Björn Hårdemark, interim CFO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)
Telephone: +46 (0) 709 564 217