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 News Release - April 23, 2009

Elekta Contract Provides MAGNET Cooperative Access to Leading Radiation Therapy Solutions

ATLANTA, April 23 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MAGNET Cooperative, one of the largest non-profit group purchasing organizations (GPO) in the U.S., has signed a sole source agreement with Elekta, enabling its members to begin purchasing Elekta's oncology delivery systems.

Under the agreement, MAGNET will offer its members Elekta's breakthrough clinical solutions for cancer patient care, including:
  • Elekta Synergy, an advanced digital linear accelerator that integrates a suite of imaging tools to enable high-quality, 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging at the time of treatment.
  • Elekta Synergy S, an image-guided robotic linear accelerator that enables clinicians to perform both Stereotactic radiosurgery and Stereotactic radiotherapy.
  • Elekta Axesse, a head-to-toe Stereotactic treatment management system for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists with integrated image guidance and robotic tools, immobilization devices, and advanced workflow tools.
  • Elekta Infinity, a new advanced radiation therapy system for cancer treatments. Elekta Infinity incorporates Elekta VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy), an innovative technique for delivering radiation treatments in significantly shorter treatment times while providing more precise control of the radiation dose to maximize safety to nearby normal tissues.
"MAGNET and its Member Organizations are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a partner like Elekta to provide better patient care, while also reducing costs," says Steven R. Duke, Vice President of MAGNET. "At a time when healthcare facilities are receiving pressure to remain competitive, Elekta offers comprehensive, yet flexible oncology solutions that concentrate upon and respect each center's individual needs."

The MAGNET agreement continues Elekta's strong relationship within the GPO market space, as majority of the top 10 healthcare group purchasing organizations in the U.S. now have provider agreements with Elekta.

For information on Elekta's comprehensive cancer solutions, visit elekta.com/oncology.

About Elekta

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 and radiosurgery, 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 healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to help in the cure of cancer patients with curable disease and to improve the quality of life of those patients with metastatic disease, making the future possible today.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 5,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta Group.

Elekta employs around 2,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. For more information about Elekta, please visit www.elekta.com.

About MAGNET Cooperative

MAGNET Cooperative is one of the oldest, largest, and most experienced shared service organizations in the country. Today, MAGNET serves approximately 11,000 providers, including hospitals, alternate care facilities and physician practices and clinics through its Member Organizations: AMR, CHA SSP, HCSC, JPC/CSC, MONOC, and SOHCA with a contract portfolio that includes equipment, services, commodities and the newly emerging area of niche/boutique (innovative and cost-reducing) products.


Source: Elekta

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