Berlin, Germany, April 11, 2019. The city of Pescara now calls a SagiNova® HDR afterloader its own. The device was donated by the OSJ Charities Trust Fund, under the patronage of the Grand Prior of Canada of the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta in collaboration with the National Federation of Italian Canadians as a sign of solidarity.
SagiNova® at the donation ceremony with representatives of the donors, the hospital, and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG
The donation ceremony took place in the presence of Armando Mancini, General Manager of the Local Health Authority of Pescara, Vincenzo Di Egidio, Director of the Department of Hospital Services, Pierluigi Bonfili, Head of the Radiotherapy Unit, Mario Cortellucci, Grand Prior of Canada SHOSJ Knights of Malta & President of the OSJ Charities Trust Fund, Quintus Hannibal, Solicitor General Grand Priory of Canada SHOSJ Knights of Malta, Tony Nalli, Aide-de-camp to the Grand Priory of Canada SHOSJ Knights of Malta & Director of the OSJ Charities Trust Fund and Marco Marsilio, Governor of the Abruzzo region.
SagiNova® was bought for the Santo Spirito Hospital to offer a valid alternative and addition to external beam radiation therapy. The clinic sees the targeted approach, as well as the shorter treatment times of brachytherapy, as an important therapeutic opportunity, not only for the patients of the surrounding area, but also for those coming from more distant geographical regions with few and rather distant radiotherapy units. The hospital is looking forward to entering the brachytherapy unit into operation within the next days.
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Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG is a European-based group active in the medical device segment of the health care industry. Its core business is the production and distribution of medical products for the treatment of cancer using brachytherapy. The company headquarters are in Germany, with production facilities in Germany and in the USA, as well as offices throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. In addition, Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG has a worldwide network of distributors and agents to support the international marketing and distribution of its product line. The company’s products and equipment are intended for use by oncologists, radiotherapists, urologists, ophthalmologists and medical physicists. Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG employs approximately 145 people.
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