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Xoft Receives Health Canada Regulatory Approval for the Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy System
Date:4/9/2009

approval is another significant milestone supporting Xoft's mission of expanding the number of patients who can access radiation therapy and can dramatically benefit from it."

Used to treat cancer for more than 100 years, radiation therapy is administered after breast-sparing surgery to hopefully kill stray cancer cells that might remain in the breast and is proven to reduce the rate of local recurrences and improve long-term survival. As a cancer treatment platform, 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 system can be used in many clinical settings. Treatment can be performed without the need for a shielded room, allowing the radiation oncologist and other medical personnel to be present during treatment delivery and minimizing patient anxiety.

Use of the Axxent eBx System allows physicians to target cancer effectively and expands the ability to provide radiation therapy in remote locations. As a result, tens of thousands of patients will have greater access to therapy that is delivered more easily and conveniently.

About Xoft, Inc.

Xoft, founded in 1998, develops Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) systems based upon miniaturized X-ray tube technology for the practice of radiation oncology in virtually any clinical setting, eliminating the need for heavily shielded environments. Xoft provides a "point of care model" that is patient centric and accessible to a broader spectrum of patients and their physicians. The Axxent treatment platform provides a therapeutic dose of radiation directly to the region at risk with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and without the complex handling, resource logistics and costs associa
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