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ZAP Surgical announces strategic partnership and multi-system order with Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. in India

SAN CARLOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. today announced an agreement with Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. for the acquisition of two ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® systems. Apollo is well regarded as one of the most accomplished neurosurgery providers in India and will become the first in South Asia to offer ZAP’s latest breakthrough in completely non-invasive brain tumor treatments. The agreement also aims to create a global center of excellence in radiosurgery, namely “Apollo Brain Center”, dedicated to offering state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive neurosurgical care. The first patient treatments with ZAP-X are expected to take place in early 2023 in New Delhi, followed by subsequent installation in Mumbai.

Radiosurgery, also commonly referred to as SRS, is a well-established procedure for the noninvasive treatment of many primary and metastatic brain tumors, as well as some head and neck cancers. Often considered an alternative to expensive and invasive surgical procedures, SRS is a non-invasive procedure that often provides results equivalent to superior outcomes, but requires no surgical incisions and little or no patient recovery period.

ZAP-X transformed modern radiosurgery with a revolutionary gyroscopic design that delivers hundreds of single-angle beams of radiation. Combined, the myriad beams shape the unique contours of targeted tumors with sub-millimeter precision. Through this innovative approach, ZAP-X provides an increased ability to avoid critical structures and preserve healthy brain tissue. Additionally, where previous SRS technologies often required up to 5 patient treatments spread over multiple days, the high precision of ZAP-X now allows many patients to be treated in a single outpatient procedure.

“With a particular focus on radiosurgery for benign and malignant lesions as well as functional disorders, Apollo has always been the forerunner in bringing the latest clinical technologies to the region,” says Dr. Prathap Reddy, Founder and President of Apollo Healthcare. “With intense research, we focused on ZAP-X because of its edge advantage over historical cobalt-60 and robotic radiosurgery platforms. With feedback from our neurosurgeons, we were confident that ZAP-X was the ideal technology to strengthen our position as a premier neurosurgical care provider. »

ZAP-X is currently in clinical use at leading institutions around the world, including the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute in Clinton, Maryland, the European Radiosurgery Center in Munich, Germany, and elsewhere. To date, there are over 30 additional ZAP-X system orders in various stages of installation planning and commissioning.

“When treating the brain, especially with a complex procedure such as SRS, the tools must be highly specialized and pinpoint accurate,” says Dr. John R. Adler, CEO of ZAP Surgical and Dorothy & TK Professor Emeritus Chan of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology. at Stanford University. “ZAP-X seeks to set new standards in processing quality and will be an important asset in continuing Apollo’s commitment to excellence.”

About ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc.

ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures the ZAP-X® Gyroscopic radiosurgery® Platform. ZAP was founded in 2014 by Dr. John R. Adler. In addition to being CEO of ZAP, Dr. Adler is the Dorothy & TK Chan Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. Dr. Adler is also known as the inventor of the CyberKnife® system and founder of Accuray, Inc. The ZAP-X platform incorporates a unique vaultless design that typically eliminates the need for expensive shielded treatment rooms. ZAP-X also uses a modern linear accelerator to eliminate the legacy use of cobalt-60. Learn more at www.zapsurgical.com or follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/zapsurgical/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ZapSurgical).

About Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd

Founded by Dr. Prathap C Reddy in 1983, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. is firmly established in the healthcare ecosystem. From routine preventive health and wellness care to innovative life-saving diagnostic treatments and services, Apollo has touched more than 120 million lives in more than 120 countries, delivering the best clinical outcomes. Apollo is considered as one of the best neurology and neurosurgery hospitals in India. Skillfully aided by the latest neuro-radiology departments, neuro-intensive care facilities, and medical and radiation-oncology departments, our neurologists and neurosurgeons achieve results in neurological diseases and treatments matching those of leading institutions across the world. Learn more at https://www.apollohospitals.com/.