Elekta (STO:EKTA B) said today that it acquired ProKnow Systems for an undisclosed amount in a move toward cloud-based solutions for advanced radiation therapy.
Sweden-based Elekta will have access to ProKnow’s products, namely the ProKnow DS, to offer the cloud-based analytics systems and standardize its practices.
The ProKnow DS is designed to allow for analysis of collective data from patient groups, offering data support to oncology team. The program is meant to streamline workflow challenges and improve contouring accuracy and treatment plan quality.
“We are very pleased to join the Elekta team,” director & co-founder Ben Nelms said in prepared remarks. “It is truly a great fit, not just in terms of technology, but also mindset. ProKnow and Elekta have a fruitful history of collaboration – such as working together to establish programs for the continual improvement of anatomy contouring and treatment plan quality – and now an even brighter future. We are excited to help stimulate Elekta’s ambitious digital roadmap, and to provide the radiation therapy community with some of the most innovative, useful, and intuitive tools they have ever seen.”
“This strategic acquisition supports our Elekta Digital initiative and will contribute to accelerating our big data and artificial intelligence efforts as we help healthcare providers to improve decision support, identify best practices and ensure a high quality of care,” added Elekta CEO Richard Hausmann. “The solutions that ProKnow brings are especially well-suited to many of our large customers and their need for data management, analytics and workflow automation across their oncology networks. We’re also looking forward to accessing the expertise and competencies within the ProKnow team to continue enhancing analytics under the Elekta umbrella.”