World’s First FDA-Cleared MRI-guided Linear Accelerator-based Radiation Therapy System
Now Treating Patients
CLEVELAND, July 20, 2017 – ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY)announced today that the first cancer patients have been treated using the company’s MRIdian Linac system at Henry Ford Health System in Metro Detroit. MRIdian Linac is the world’s only FDA-cleared MRI-guided radiation therapy system with linear accelerator-based delivery. MRIdian Linac is the company’s second generation system, building on the success of the company’s first generation system which has been used to treat more than 1,500 patients.
“MRIdian offers us the ability to finally see where the patient’s tumor is located in real time using MRI imaging so we know what changes are taking place inside the body and can make the necessary adjustments in real time,” said Dr. Benjamin Movsas, Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, part of Henry Ford Health System. “This precision radiation enables us to target our therapy to each and every patient individually. I believe this is going to change how we use radiation to treat cancer.”
Of particular interest to the clinicians at Henry Ford Health System are the MRIdian Linac system’s on-table adaptive capabilities, which include the ability to reshape the radiation to match changes in the patient’s anatomy between treatments.
“The start of the MRIdian Linac clinical program at Henry Ford is transformative for cancer patients,” said Chris Raanes, president and CEO of ViewRay. “Henry Ford is nationally recognized for its clinical excellence and innovative cancer treatments, and we are delighted to partner with them in establishing what we hope and expect will become a new standard of cancer care.”
ViewRay®, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY), designs, manufactures and markets the MRIdian® and MRIdian Linac radiation therapy systems. MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery and proprietary software to locate, target and track the position and shape of soft-tissue tumors during radiation. ViewRay believes this combination of enhanced visualization and accuracy will significantly improve outcomes for patients.
ViewRay and MRIdian are registered trademarks of ViewRay, Inc.
Forward Looking Statements:
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, references to the benefits of the MRIdian Linac system for physicians and patients, the first patient treatments by Henry Ford and the future treatment of cancer. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the ability to raise the additional funding needed to continue to pursue ViewRay’s business and product development plans, the inherent uncertainties associated with developing new products or technologies, competition in the industry in which ViewRay operates and overall market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and ViewRay assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factor disclosure set forth in the reports and other documents ViewRay files with the SEC available at www.sec.gov.