Kongsberg Beam Technology is on an important mission developing the next generation´s proton therapy, by personalising the treatment for each patient. Proton radiation therapy is already an accepted and established treatment modality in oncology with improved efficiency since it focuses the energy on the tumour itself with less radiation to surrounding healthy tissue.
Our MaMa-K system offers proton radiation therapy with unique real-time tracking tools with improved accuracy and precision. We believe that with our solution, proton radiation therapy will further increase its potential and the clinical effects will be significantly better. The number of patients offered proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation treatment therapy will increase in the future as will the demand for high-capacity proton radiation therapy.
Kongsberg Beam Technology strives to be the preferred partner of innovative cancer treatment solutions globally, improving precision and accuracy of proton radiation therapy in real-time and doing so further improving the quality of life for patients.
Many people that are going through cancer treatments will suffer from the side effects which for some of them will be life-lasting, as the effects are very serious. Today, healthy tissue is damaged during radiation therapy, and I want to develop a technology that can be more precise and not damage surrounding tissue. It made me start thinking of what could be done to improve their quality of life and reduce the side effects. This was the starting point for Kongsberg Beam Technology AS.
There are excellent treatments available today, but for the last 15 years development in this area has been scarce. In Norway, we have the unique expertise and combination of technologies gathered, and we can add the extra injection of new technologies that will enable a gradual change in the development of proton radiation therapy. Having worked with advanced technology for decades, I have seen the opportunity to improve proton radiation therapy by implementing the most advanced technical solutions which are already in use in other industries. I became convinced that, if anyone can do this, it would be me.