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Agreement signed with Varian Medical Systems

Press release 2010-10-27
Agreement signed with Varian Medical Systems                                    

C-RAD AB with its three fully owned subsidiaries are all active in the field of 
radiation therapy. The companies have signed an agreement to interface the C-RAD
contour scanning systems to the radiation therapy systems of Varian Medical     
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. is the world´s leading manufacturer of medical     
devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with      
radiation therapy, radio surgery, proton therapy and brachy therapy. The company
supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics,        
radiation therapy centers and medical oncology practices.                       
The C-RAD Sentinel system today can be used with Varian linear accelerators for 
auto set up when positioning the patients. The new agreement will make it       
possible with the Sentinel system to control the beam of the Varian linac       
systems when doing so called respiratory gating. The Sentinel systems offer     
unique capabilities to monitor both thoracic and abdominal movements.           
Respiratory gating offers a solution by synchronizing beam delivery to the      
patient´s breathing. The beam will be turned on only when the target is in the  
correct position according to the treatment plan. This enables more dose to be  
delivered to the target volume while sparing surrounding healthy tissue and     
protecting organs at risk.                                                      
Respiratory gating functionality to integrate with the Varian linac systems will
by C-RAD be launched middle of 2011. The information will be included in the    
Varian price book.                                                              

Erik Hedlund, CEO, C-RAD AB:                                                    
"The agreement with Varian Medical Systems is a major step in the development of
the Sentinel system for use in advanced radiation therapy and will give access  
to the large installed base of  Varian systems. The first modules with          
functionality for respiratory gating have already been sold to the market."     

For further information:                                                        
Erik Hedlund, CEO C-RAD AB, Telefon 018 - 66 69 31, E-post

About C-RAD AB                                                                  
C-RAD develops new and innovative solutions for the use in advanced radiation   
therapy. The company group of C-RAD offers products and solutions for patient   
positioning, tumor localization and radiation treatment systems. End users are  
radiation therapy clinics worldwide. All product development is conducted in    
three fully owned subsidiaries; C-RAD Positioning AB, C-RAD Imaging AB and C-RAD
Innovation AB. C-RAD Imaging AB is located in Östersund while the other         
companies are located in Uppsala. Numbers of employees are currently 19 people. 
The activities in C-RAD AB originate from research and development at the       
Karolinska Institutet in Solna. Sales of the company's first product, the C-RAD 
SentinelTM, started in 2007. Cooperation agreements have been signed with the   
Swedish company Elekta and the Belgian company IBA. C-RAD is represented by     
distributors specialized in radiation therapy on major markets. C-RAD AB is     
since March 2010 listed at Nasdaq Omx First North Premier.
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