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Mitsubishi Electric to Install Proton Beam Therapy System at New Cancer Treatment Clinic in Osaka, Japan

  Mitsubishi Electric to Install Proton Beam Therapy System at New Cancer
  Treatment Clinic in Osaka, Japan

  Compact, single-room solution improves cost effectiveness and operational
                                  efficiency

Business Wire

TOKYO -- October 8, 2013

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will
provide its innovative proton beam therapy system for cancer treatment to the
Hakuhokai Group healthcare organization led by Chairman Motohisa Kojo in
Osaka, Japan. The system will be installed at the Hakuhokai Group Osaka Proton
Therapy Clinic scheduled to open in April 2016.

The new system will feature a compact, single-room design that meets the
growing global demand for more cost-effective proton therapy solutions.
Mitsubishi Electric’s decades of experience in particle therapy systems will
contribute to the increased availability of innovative, efficient systems in
hospitals worldwide.

Proton Beam Therapy System

Mitsubishi Electric’s proton beam therapy system features the Universal Nozzle
for operational efficiency and the high-dose-rate irradiation that can reduce
the irradiation time. To obtain Japanese government approval of the new system
in a timely manner, testing is now being performed at the Accelerator Test
Facility in Mitsubishi Electric’s Kobe factory. Mitsubishi Electric will
provide staff training and commissioning support to facilitate the early
startup of treatment.

To date, eight of the 11 facilities now conducting particle therapy in Japan
are using systems delivered by Mitsubishi Electric. More than 16,000 patients
have so far been treated at these facilities. The Hakuhokai Group order, which
was preceded by a separate order two weeks earlier from Tsuyama Chuo Hospital
in Okayama, Japan, will become the tenth installation of a Mitsubishi Electric
particle therapy system.


Facility                             Prefecture  Year         Ion Species
National Institute of Radiological
Sciences
                                      Chiba        1994          carbon
(Main contractor: Mitsubishi
Electric)
Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center         Hyogo        2001          proton/carbon
Shizuoka Cancer Center                Shizuoka     2003          proton
Southern Tohoku Proton Therapy        Fukushima    2008          proton
Center
Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical    Gunma        2010          carbon
Center
Fukui Prefectural Hospital Proton     Fukui        2011          proton
Beam Cancer Treatment Center
Medipolis Medical Research            Kagoshima    2011          proton
Institute
Saga Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator    Saga         2013          carbon
in Tosu
Okayama University/Tsuyama Chuo                    2016
Hospital Proton Beam Cancer Center    Okayama                    proton
                                                   (scheduled)
Hakuhokai Group Osaka Proton                       2016
Therapy Clinic                       Osaka                    proton
                                                   (scheduled)


About Mitsubishi Electric

With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized world leader in
the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment
used in information processing and communications, space development and
satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy,
transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate
statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco
Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company,
enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group
sales of 3,567.1 billion yen (US$ 37.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2013. For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com

*At an exchange rate of 94 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo
Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2013

Contact:

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Customer Inquiries
Advanced Magnetic and Medical Systems Marketing Department
pmd.pt@pz.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/products/public/particle/index.html
or
Media Inquiries
Katsunobu Muroi, +81-3-3218-2346
Public Relations Division
prd.gnews@nk.MitsuibishiElectric.co.jp
http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/
 
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