Elekta Acquires Turkish Distributor of NeuroSurgery Solutions

By News Release


Elekta has acquired its long-time partner and Turkish distributor of neurosurgery solutions, Özyürek Mümessillik ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş. (Özyürek A.Ş.), to further strengthen its market access in the region and relationship with customers.

To effectively treat cancer of the nervous system and other brain disorders, leading healthcare centers around the world use Leksell Gamma Knife for its accuracy and documented outcomes. Leksell Gamma Knife Icon is the sixth generation of Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife system and can treat virtually any target in the brain, regardless of type, location or quantity.

Habib Nehme, Executive Vice President Turkey, India, Middle East, Africa, APAC & Japan, says: “For the past 30 years, Özyürek A.Ş. helped establish Leksell Gamma Knife in Turkey and the region with several systems sold. We are especially happy to bring on board the service capabilities and excellence that the Özyürek A.Ş. team has built up. This acquisition will allow us to better focus on the Turkish market and ensure more people living with cancer and brain disorders have access to the most effective and safe treatment they need.”

In 2014, Elekta announced the acquisition of its Turkish distributor of linear accelerators, brachytherapy and software. “The neurosurgery business was the last piece of the puzzle, so to speak,” adds Nehme. “We expect to now strengthen Elekta’s market position and continue our growth in the region through a closer relationship with our customers.”