GALICIA, Spain — Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), world leader in radiotherapy, has been awarded an eight-year tender to supply advanced radiotherapy equipment and software to a network of hospitals in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. Varian booked the order, worth an estimated €21m ($23m), in its fiscal third quarter.
Under the terms of the agreement Varian will supply 10 linear accelerators, including three advanced TrueBeam™ systems, to five hospitals in the SERGAS network of hospitals in the Galicia region. Varian will also be installing its full suite of treatment planning software and oncology information management systems across the network.
"This is the largest single order that Varian has been awarded in Spain and we are excited to work closely with the SERGAS group to make the most advanced radiation therapy available to cancer patients in the region," said Jaime Calderon, Varian's Iberia region managing director.
Under this investment project, the five public hospitals – Centro Oncologico de Galicia, Hospital Lucus Augusti de Lugo, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo and Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense – will also be connected within Varian's ARIA™ network, enabling greater integration and knowledge-sharing between the five departments. This will be the first time the five centers have been connected in this way.
"This long-term project is intended to increase patient access to advanced radiation therapy and increase efficiency and throughput at the five hospitals," said Dr. Rocio Mosquera, the Galician minister of health. "By implementing such advanced treatment equipment and integrated software, it will also enable the networked hospitals to become more involved in international research and innovation programs."
In total, Varian will be supplying three TrueBeam systems, six Clinac® iX machines, and a Unique™ system to the five hospitals. Two of the hospitals currently use Varian equipment, while two more are equipped with systems from other suppliers. The fifth center is being upgraded to deliver radiotherapy for the first time.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiation. The company provides comprehensive solutions for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, and image processing software and workstations for use in medical, scientific, and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,900 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.
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