Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce interviews Elekta, which moved its headquarters for the Americas to Dunwoody last year, and recently opened up a state-of-the-art training facility at the Terraces office development. Elekta is a pioneer in the medical device field, manufacturing radiation therapy and radiosurgery solutions to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer andÂ brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems forÂ radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across theÂ spectrum of cancer care.
Since its foundation in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, by Professor Lars Leksell, the inventor of radiosurgery, ElektaÂ has been a pioneer in the use of radiation therapy and radiosurgery to improve, prolong and save the lives of peopleÂ with cancer and other serious diseases. Today, Elektaâ€™s advanced technologies are used in 6,000 hospitalsÂ worldwide.
Patients are at the center of everything we do. We collaborate closely with doctors to create the tools they need toÂ treat patients more effectively, precisely and efficiently. Today, our professional health-care customers treat nearly 1Â million patients every year. We have been at the forefront of medical science and technology over the last fourÂ decades and pioneered many of the leading cancer-care innovations used in radiation therapy and neurosurgeryÂ today.
The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic ExchangeÂ under the ticker EKTAb. Elekta has 3,600 employees worldwide.