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R&D Magazine Selects Xoft Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy System as Editor's Choice Innovation Award Winner
Date:3/18/2009

Xoft Axxent(R) Miniature Brachytherapy X-ray Source Recognized

as Most Innovative New Product of the Year

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc. today announced that R&D Magazine selected the Axxent(R) High Dose Rate (HDR) X-ray Source as Editor's Choice Most Innovative New Product of 2008. The award was announced at the recent R&D 100 Awards ceremony, where the Xoft system was recognized as one of the year's most technologically significant products. Established by the editors of R&D Magazine in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards are designed to recognize significant technological achievements and products that leapfrog current technology and that provide simple, elegant solutions to complex or long-standing technical or practical problems.

"Over the years, R&D Magazine has recognized innovation and impact from products and technologies that have gone on to become household names, such as the ATM, the fax machine, the Kodak photo CD, HDTV and the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch. Being recognized by the editors of this prestigious R&D Magazine as the most innovative new product is a tremendous honor," said Paul Lovoi PhD, CTO and co-founder of Xoft. "This further validates that the Axxent miniature X-ray source is a fundamentally new way to deliver therapeutic radiation - one that we believe is the enabling technology for many generations of increasingly more sophisticated, accurate, and accessible radiation treatment systems."

As a platform technology, the Axxent System addresses a variety of oncological and non-oncological indications. The Axxent System delivers non-radioactive therapy directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Designed to deliver electronic, X-ray-based radiation treatment, the proprietary Axxent treatment platform can be used in many clinical settings. Treatment can be performed without the need for a sh
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