SOURCE: OSI

OSI

April 03, 2014 08:37 ET

Oncology Services International Launches LINAC Service Training Program in China

MONTEBELLO, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2014) - Oncology Services International (OSI) today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind service training program for accelerator service engineers in the People's Republic of China. 

OSI's joint venture company, International Parts and Technology Alliance (IPTA), in association with the Radiation Therapy Equipment & Technology Branch of the China Medical Equipment Association, will jointly organize and conduct medical linear accelerator (LINAC) maintenance training for clinical engineers in China. This program is a recognized continuing education program, and participants will receive continuing medical education credits for attending. The first session is scheduled for May 25-31 in Beijing and will include hands-on practice on a high-energy 2100EX linear accelerator. Instruction will be provided by OSI and IPTA senior field service engineers.

"OSI is excited to participate in this expansion of training in China," said Richard J. Hall, President and CEO of OSI. "IPTA, our joint venture with Yipuda Management Company, has quickly grown into the leading independent service organization in China. This training partnership will further our objective of expanding access to high quality maintenance and service in China."

IPTA has been widely recognized as the first Sino-foreign joint venture medical accelerator maintenance service provider in China since its inception in May 2012.

OSI, founded in 1985, has a long history of satisfying customers by providing superior service at a reasonable price, positioning the company as the leading alternative to paying higher prices to the manufacturer for extended service. In addition to serving customers coast to coast in the United States, OSI provides service, Precision Certified equipment and parts worldwide.

Hall said, "Our leadership position as an alternative to OEM service has been achieved by providing the highest value, and this has included a corporate commitment to hands-on training. The extension of this value proposition through joint ventures similar to IPTA provides the same opportunity for achieving value through alternative service globally."

About Oncology Services International
Oncology Services International (OSI) is the world leader in linear accelerator service as well as Precision Certified equipment and parts sales. Founded in 1985, OSI's team of more than 50 engineers provides ongoing service and maintenance on more than 220 linear accelerators and CTs. OSI's cost-effective solutions, accompanied by its industry-leading high touch service, have positioned OSI as the leading alternative to the traditional reliance upon the manufacturer for extended service. The company provides service 24/7 on all major brands in the United States, has sold its factory-tested Precision Certified radiation oncology medical devices in 30 countries, and offers global distribution of new and fully tested used parts. Learn more at www.thinkosi.com.

About Yipuda Investment Management Company
Yipuda Investment Management Company was established by the management of Beijing Kang Li Da Trading Company (KLD) to form a joint venture with OSI. Established in 1996, Kang Li Da (KLD) has grown from a small medical equipment importer to a multi-million USD corporation. Today, KLD provides radiation centers and hospitals throughout mainland China with radiotherapy equipment, technical training, after-sales service and administration. As a result, KLD is mainland China's leading radiotherapy market supplier. Headquartered in Beijing, KLD has two other offices in the greater Beijing metro area, along with a factory for equipment manufacturing.

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