Varian Medical Systems and MED-TEC have inked a licensing agreement, whereby MED-TEC will produce patient positioning systems under Varian's U.S. Patent No. 5,806,116. The agreement covers the full range of indexing systems produced by MED-TEC.
As part of a previous partnership, MED-TEC manufactured Indexed Immobilization accessories for Varian's Exact couch, which enables clinicians to position patients precisely and reproducibly for radiation therapy. Under this new agreement, MED-TEC will continue to serve as a preferred, licensed vendor of the Exact and Indexed Immobilization positioning technologies, including Exact-compatible inserts for CT and PET/CT systems.
The pair also plans to explore further possibilities for developing new patient positioning solutions and bringing them to the market.