Varian Medical Systems has secured an eight-year tender worth €21m ($23m) to provide radiotherapy equipment and software to the SERGAS network of hospitals located in the Galicia region of northwest Spain.
Under the deal, Varian will provide ten linear accelerators, including three TrueBeam systems, to five hospitals in the network.
Varian’s Iberia region managing director Jaime Calderon said: "This is the largest single order that Varian has been awarded in Spain and we are excited to work closely with the SERGAS Group to make the most advanced radiation therapy available to cancer patients in the region."
Other equipment being supplied for the hospitals include six Clinac iX machines and Unique system. The company will also deploy its full suite of treatment planning software and oncology information management systems across the hospital network.
Varian will connect these hospitals to its ARIA network, which include Centro Oncologico de Galicia, Hospital Lucus Augusti de Lugo, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo and Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense.
Galician health minister Dr Rocio Mosquera said: "This long-term project is intended to increase patient access to advanced radiation therapy and increase efficiency and throughput at the five hospitals."
Varian produces medical devices and software to treat cancer and other medical conditions with radiation. It provides informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centres and medical oncology practices.
The company also supplies x-ray imaging components, comprising tubes, digital detectors and image processing software and workstations for use in medical, scientific and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing.