Elekta named a silver winner of the 2020 Edison awards

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Elekta Unity MR-Linac chosen as a winner by a global panel of over 3,000 leading business executives

STOCKHOLM, March 19, 2020 – Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that its Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system took the silver award for radiation treatment advancements in the medical/dental category. Among the nomination entries comprising the best products, services, and businesses in innovation for the year 2020, Unity was chosen as a winner by a panel of over 3,000 leading business executives from around the world.


“After a thorough review, the Edison Awards Judges recognize Elekta Unity as a game-changing innovation standing out among the best new products and services launched in their category,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.


“Elekta Unity is indeed a paradigm shift for precision radiation medicine,” said Richard Hausmann, Elekta’s President and CEO. “And we are very happy to receive this recognition for our efforts in making the technology available to people living with cancer all around the world. Unity’s breakthrough technology is designed to provide the best outcomes for patients while meeting the needs of the cancer care team delivering treatment, fully in the spirit of Edison, a truly breakthrough inventor.”


Elekta, and Unity specifically, have received numerous awards and recognition in recent years. Visit our Industry Recognition page to learn more.


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For further information, please contact:
Mattias Thorsson, Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Tel: +46 70 865 8012, e-mail: Mattias.Thorsson@elekta.com  
Time zone: CET: Central European Time


Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager, Elekta
Tel: +1 770-670-2524, e-mail: raven.canzeri@elekta.com 
Time zone: ET: Eastern Time


About Elekta
For almost five decades, Elekta has been a leader in precision radiation medicine. Our nearly 4,000 employees worldwide are committed to ensuring everyone in the world with cancer has access to – and benefits from – more precise, personalized radiotherapy treatments. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm Exchange. Visit elekta.com or follow @Elekta on Twitter.


About Unity
Elekta Unity is a state-of-the art MR-linac that is defining a new standard for personalized radiation therapy based on real-time high resolution anatomical and biological MRI at the point-of-care. Unity combines a Philips high-field 1.5T MRI scanner with a best-in-class 7MV linear accelerator and breakthrough online dose replanning software that are fully integrated to enable adaptive radiotherapy and real-time target monitoring.


About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is the world's most revered Innovation Award dedicated to recognizing and honoring the best in innovation and innovators since 1987. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.





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