Stockholm County Council (Sweden), announces that Elekta has been awarded the public tender to exclusively equip the Radiation Therapy Department of its new, flagship hospital, the New Karolinska Solna (NKS).
Tomas Puusepp, Elekta’s President and CEO, says: “As a Swedish corporation headquartered in Stockholm, and as a world leader in cancer care, we are delighted to be awarded this prestigious tender. We are fully committed to investing in research and innovation and in providing our state-of-the-art technology in collaboration with NKS, in order to strengthen cancer care in the Stockholm region. It is exciting to further expand and deepen our collaboration with Karolinska (NKS), the hospital where stereotactic radiotherapy originated. Karolinska is a visionary and a great partner to Elekta’s own pioneering spirit in research, development and clinical advancement to support cancer care throughout the world.”
The agreement is expected to be formally signed during Elekta’s first fiscal quarter 2016/17 and the bulk of the installation will occur in April 2017. The final decision is pending a 10-day review process during which the decision can be appealed.