SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced that the company won the Innovations in Healthcare(SM) ABBY Award from the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization in the "Innovations in Medical/Diagnostics Technology" category.
Out of 74 total nominations -- the largest pool of nominees in the Award's ten-year history -- 46 companies were selected as semi-finalists and then further narrowed down to eight finalists in three categories -- healthcare delivery, healthcare IT, and medtech. Then CEOs from the eight finalist companies presented to an audience of more than 150 healthcare CEOs and senior executives at the 10th Annual Awards event on April 23, 2008 in Costa Mesa, Calif. The audience then voted for an ABBY Award winner in each category.
"Accuray is a quintessential ABBY winner, because they've already proven with their CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System that medical technology can actually lower the cost of providing quality healthcare -- and at the same time produce a result that saves time for the patient, not to mention providing a 'scarless' result," said Mimi Grant, president of the ABL Organization, which hosted the event and is celebrating its 25th anniversary year.
Accuray's presentation at the ABBY Awards event focused on the key benefits of CyberKnife radiosurgery over surgery, including non-invasive delivery, outpatient procedure, minimal-to-no side effects and no down time. The presentation also indicated that in some cases CyberKnife radiosurgery can lower the cost of cancer treatment by as much as 50 percent by avoiding the need for surgery.
For 10 years, ABL's ABBY Awards have recognized organizations that have demonstrated transformative advances in medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, information technology and innovative approaches to providing health and coverage, decreasing the numbers of uninsured, and engaging consumers more actively in their healthcare and well-being, all of which reduce the cost of providing healthcare.
Complete event details are available at http://www.abl.org/iih2008.htm.
About the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization:
Celebrating its 25th anniversary year, the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization's mission is to help health and technology leaders grow great companies. ABL does this through its monthly, industry-specific Round Tables and frequent Events. In their confidential Round Tables, ABL Members -- who are CEOs, Presidents, COOs and Division General Managers -- openly seek from and share with each other candid advice, best practices and innovative approaches for capitalizing on market trends and opportunities, in order to assure they are well positioned for business and personal success.
About the CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames.
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a global leader in the field of radiosurgery dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a non-surgical treatment option for those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. To date, the CyberKnife System has been used to treat more than 40,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 125 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.accuray.com.
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