Healthcare Industry News: Elekta
News Release - May 2, 2019
ZAP Surgical Systems Responds to Elekta LawsuitSAN CARLOS, Calif., May 2, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- On Friday, April 26, 2019, Elekta Ltd. and its US operating company Elekta, Inc. ("Elekta") filed a lawsuit against ZAP® Surgical Systems in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit asserts that the ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™ platform infringes Elekta's US Patent No. 7,295,648. The lawsuit requests the typical remedies for patent infringement, including damages and an injunction.
ZAP Surgical is acting quickly and will aggressively defend itself. In conjunction with legal counsel, ZAP Surgical has identified multiple non-infringement and invalidity positions that are now being further developed.
About ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc.
ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures the ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery platform. ZAP Surgical was founded in 2014 by Dr. John Adler, professor of neurosurgery and radiation oncology at Stanford University. Dr. Adler is also the inventor of the CyberKnife® and founder of Accuray, Inc. FDA-cleared in September 2017, ZAP-X incorporates a unique self-shielded design that typically eliminates the need for traditional radiation vaults, and thus enables simple point-of-care delivery in locations previously unfeasible or cost-prohibitive, including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, and satellite facilities.
Source: ZAP Surgical Systems
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