Elekta: Connecting the world to fight cancer
“This is an innovation… something people thought was impossible. It really changes the game in how we deliver radiotherapy to cancer patients.”
Fighting cancer is not an easy task. Each body responds differently and each tumor is unique - so treatment must be personalized and precise. But, as companies like Elekta push forward advancements in the field, cancer care is becoming more targeted and effective than ever before.
Elekta is a company creating cutting-edge linear accelerators, devices that deliver life-saving radiation therapy. In this episode we meet Chris Gilpin, Chris Flint and Mark Range at the company’s HQ in the UK. Find out how radiation therapy works, and why it’s playing an increasingly important role in cancer prevention. Get up close with the machines and take a tour through the factory to see how they’re built. And learn how Elekta’s IntelliMax system is bringing radiotherapy to underserved and remote countries all over the world.
We also hear from Howard Heppelmann who heads up PTC’s Industrial Internet of Things division. He explains how ThingWorx enables Elekta to respond rapidly to issues, and communicate quickly with their customers, so treatments go uninterrupted.
Find out more about Elekta here.
Find out more about ThingWorx here.
Your host is Paul Haimes from industrial software company PTC.
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This is an 18Sixty production for PTC. Executive producer is Jacqui Cook. Sound design and editing by Ollie Guillou. Location recording by George Powell. Music by Rowan Bishop.