ATLANTA, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a leading international technology and solutions provider for the treatment of cancer and brain disorders, is relocating its North America headquarters in 2012. Elekta's new HQ will be The Terraces in Atlanta's Central Perimeter business district. The company anticipates adding more than 100 new jobs over five years in the life sciences field, specifically in the medical device and healthcare IT sectors.
"Elekta's global influence in healthcare is increasing rapidly," says Elekta's President and CEO, Tomas Puusepp. "The move of our North America headquarters to Atlanta will support this trend and strengthen Atlanta's growing biomedical community."
Elekta will be a new asset in DeKalb County, according to Judy Turner, Chair, Development Authority of DeKalb County, Ga.
"Elekta is the type of innovative health care company that will add to the synergy of other life science assets already located in DeKalb County, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Emory Healthcare," she says. "The Development Authority of DeKalb County is very proud to be a partner with Elekta and is looking forward to their new facility in DeKalb County."
"Medical device companies such as Elekta represent a large proportion of our bioscience industry, so we're pleased Elekta has chosen to continue to grow and create jobs in Georgia," adds Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "We have terrific collaborations and research expertise in this area."
Elekta helps reinforce the fact that Atlanta is a leading location for international bioscience companies, according to Hans Gant, senior vice president of economic development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
"One of Atlanta's true strengths is having access to a highly talented workforce, which will help support the projected growth of Elekta's operations," he says.
"The expansion of Elekta's North American H
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