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Pioneering Medical Technology Company, Optivus Proton Therapy, Inc., Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Date:5/31/2013

1; more than 17,000 patients by early 2013.  That's nearly a quarter of all patients treated with protons worldwide. You won't find that with any other proton therapy technology provider."

About Proton Radiation Therapy

Proton radiation therapy is the most accurate form of radiation treatment available today. It is ideal for treating cancers of the prostate, brain, lung, and tumors in children as well as many other conditions. The precision of the proton radiation beam allows few to no side effects as healthy tissue surrounding the disease is spared. Ultimately, this results in a better quality of life for the patient both during and after treatment.

About Optivus Proton Therapy, Inc.

In 1988 Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California undertook the challenge of building the world's first hospital-based Proton Beam Cancer Treatment Center under the planned Children's Hospital Wing. The facility would consist of three gantry rooms and two fixed-beam rooms.

In October of 1990, the first treatment room was fully operational and shortly thereafter, the original engineering team, led by Jon W. Slater , was entrusted with the technical enhancement and maintenance of the entire treatment center.

To meet future demands for this life-saving technology, within commercial markets, the engineering team transformed into a commercial business entity in 1993. The company was founded on principals of continuous excellence in design and development of this disease treatment technology.

Optivus' product, the Conforma 3000®, is FDA cleared and in its 7th design generation. It is a synchrotron accelerator based system that is modular and scalable to ensure upgrades and enhancements can be achieved without interrupting patient treatment. With over $150M in upgrades since 1990, (after the first patient was treated on the system,) the Optivus syste
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