12 Sep 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China is to purchase seven Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion units at $25 million. These units have been developed by Stockhom-based Elekta.
Gamma knife surgery is a non-invasive method for treating brain disorders. It is the delivery of a single, high dose of irradiation to a small and critically located intra-cranial volume through the intact skull.
Elekta was awarded the tender through a central procurement project organized by the NHFPC. Purchasing the Perfexion units is part of the Chinese government's continuous investment in healthcare.