ELEKTA Selects SHL Group for Manufacture of High-Precision Brain Surgery Equipment

Taoyuan, Taiwan / Linköping, Sweden [December 6, 2006]: Today, the SHL Group has signed a multiple year contract with Elekta, the world leader in advanced radiation therapy and minimally- and non-invasive neurosurgery.

The contract covers manufacturing services of neurosurgical products and accessories utilizing one of SHL’s modern production facilities, “Taoyuan One”, in Taiwan. The order value is not disclosed.

“The contract with SHL is part of Elekta’s strategy to increase our sourcing activities in China and throughout Asia.  Finding suppliers with the right quality system and extensive knowledge of production of medical equipment have been two of our most important prerequisites”, says Camilla Wilske, Purchasing Manager at Elekta Instrument AB. “SHL has been able to meet both our quality requirements and demands on cost savings. We are looking forward to developing this relationship, for the benefit of neurosurgical clinics and brain disorder patients all over the world.”

”We have been working on this partnership since 2004 including industrialization and validation of these advanced neurosurgery systems and are now ready for volume production. We are proud of the confidence Elekta have given us by awarding this contract. It also highlights our high-precision metal manufacturing capabilities and quality system, which is a given for our demanding medical industry customers”, says Stefan Ahlquist, Vice President of SHL Group.

About ELEKTA

ELEKTA is an international medical-technology Group, providing meaningful clinical solutions, comprehensive information systems and services for improved cancer care and management of brain disorders. All of ELEKTA’s solutions employ non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques and are therefore clinically effective, gentle on the patient and cost-effective.

Clinical solutions include among others Leksell Gamma Knife® for non-invasive treatment of brain surgery and ELEKTA Synergy® for image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Following the acquisition of IMPAC Medical Systems Inc. in April 2005, The ELEKTA Group is the world’s largest supplier of oncology software.

ELEKTA’s systems and solutions are used at over 4,000 hospitals around the world to treat cancer and manage clinical operations as well as to diagnose and treat brain disorders, including tumours, vascular malformations and functional disorders. With approximately 2,000 employees, ELEKTA’s corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden and the company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange under the ticker EKTAb.

 

About SHL

SHL is the world’s largest privately-owned designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced drug delivery devices such as auto injectors and pen injectors. We have over 1,500 staff globally (1000 staff in Taiwan), with our primary design centers located in the USA and Sweden and manufacturing centers located in Asia.

SHL supplies auto injectors, pen injectors and inhaler systems to global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Significant investment in R&D has enhanced our broad pipeline of “next generation” drug delivery systems. These innovative devices include a range of disposable and reusable injectors with fixed or variable dosing, enhanced precision and the ability to accommodate high viscosities.

Our organization consists of three distinct group companies:

SHL Medical
Designs, develops and manufactures advanced drug delivery devices for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies

SHL Healthcare
Develops and manufactures equipment solutions for home, hospital and long term care use

SHL Technologies
Provides contract manufacturing and engineering services for the production of complex medtech and industrial products

For additional information visit www.shl-group.com or contact us at info@shl-group.com

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