Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mid-Morning Friday at Scientific Meeting

from the CyberKnife® Marketing Success blog

By The Numbers
Euan Thomson, Accuray President & CEO, gave the opening presentation at 7 AM CDT. He shared some impressive statistics.
  • Over 13,000 patients worldwide were treated with CyberKnife in FY '09
  • 60% of CyberKnife treatments in the US are extra-cranial
  • Over 80,000 patients have now been treated worldwide
  • 190 systems have been installed worldwide
Prostate treatment time has been reduced to 30 minutes. Robotic IMRT treatment time is now down to 20 minutes or less. The IMRT capability a significant benefit to having a CyberKnife, but not where Accuray is headed. Robotic radiosurgery remains the primary emphasis.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the worldwide leader in CyberKnife patient volume. Georgetown is second.


A CyberKnife center in the Southwest reports treating 34 patients in one recent month. Their monthly average is around 2o patients.

Friday, March 26, 2010

UBS Maintains a 'Neutral' Rating on Accuray (ARAY); Risk/Reward Seems Balanced

UBS maintains a 'Neutral' rating on Accuray, raises price target from $6.00 to $6.50.

UBS analyst says ARAY's revenue growth is building a base for incremental growth, but lowers FY11 EPS estimate from $0.05 to $0.02.

from StreetInsider

LG notebook first to use IMMR haptic trackpad tech

HT to cellodude on the IV MB:

LG X300 gets handled, very impressive


We’ve been hearing alot about LG’s new super slim netbook the X300 lately. It was spotted at the FCC back in December and will finally start shipping this month in certain countries (not the US). Well Engadget got to handle a display model today and they were very impressed to say the least.


One thing that is different is that the trackpad uses no hardware keys, but only a clickable area at the bottom which uses haptic feedback to tell when a button has been clicked. This could be the next big thing in trackpads but I kind of doubt it.

Live From CK Scientific Meeting

HT to yyy60 on the IV MB:

Live From CK Scientific Meeting

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lexus adds Remote Touch to another new car

from the IV MB, by cellodude:

>>Lexus adds Remote Touch to another new car

Lexus Announces CT 200h Premium Compact Hybrid For U.S. Market - On Display at 2010 New York International Auto Show

--Only Dedicated Hybrid Vehicle in the Premium Compact Segment

--Expected to Lead the Class in Fuel Economy Numbers

--Standard Safety Features Include Eight Airbags

Lexus announced today that the all-new CT 200h premium compact hybrid will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2011 as the first dedicated hybrid vehicle in the premium compact segment.

The sporty five-door will be on display March 31 through April 11 at the 2010 New York International Auto Show. The new CT 200h debuted at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show in early March and will join the HS 250h as Lexus' second dedicated hybrid.


Interior Design

The CT 200h interior focuses on the driver, and is based on clearly divided display and operational zones. This layout positions functional equipment such as Remote Touch, the shift lever and steering wheel mounted audio controls close at hand, allowing the driver to operate them without having to change posture or divert attention from the road