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LAP announces the acquisition of LifeLine Software Inc.

Luneburg, Germany, January 11, 2019. LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen acquires LifeLine Software Inc. and expands its offering for the global radiotherapy market with the flagship product RadCalc®.

Twenty year’s experience and outstanding expertise make LifeLine Software Inc. the leading provider of quality assurance software for radiotherapy. In close relationship with medical physicists, LifeLine creates products that meet customer needs. The importance of quality assurance software has risen over the past years. In present times, it is a crucial element of radiotherapy.

“As world market leader for radiotherapy laser systems, our aim is to provide future oriented solutions and services for our customers in radiotherapy worldwide. LifeLine is a significant component of growth in our core market of radiotherapy,” says Uwe Bernhard Wache, CEO of LAP. Through the entities in America, Europe and Asia, LAP serves customers globally. With LifeLines’ excellent RadCalc® products, LAP will provide a more comprehensive portfolio to the radiotherapy community.

"We are excited about the opportunities that come from combining LifeLine’s innovative culture with LAP's global presence. We will foster the partnerships with actual users of RadCalc® software and will continue focusing on solutions that make their work easier, faster, and more enjoyable," emphasizes Jens Gauthier, managing director and head of the healthcare business unit of LAP.

Craig Laughton, CEO and Co-Founder of LifeLine says, “Over the past two years, we have made commitments to bring RadCalc into the 3D dose verification market through the acquisition of advanced dosimetric algorithms. Becoming part of the LAP family represents another step in this process as we seek to expand our worldwide presence and meet the growing needs of the global radiation oncology community.” Jim Dube, Co-Founder and President of LifeLine affirms, “We at LifeLine look forward to being part of LAP and to continue to grow further together to serve more patients with the highest quality QA products.”

The USA is the largest market for radiotherapy products. With more than 2,300 radiotherapy centers worldwide using RadCalc®, LAP increases its strength both in the U.S. market and in many other important markets around the world. “We welcome the new colleagues and look forward to collaborate,” Jens Gauthier adds.

About LAP

LAP was founded in 1984 in Luneburg, Germany. The company develops, manufactures and sells laser systems for industry and healthcare markets. These include, in particular, measuring systems, line lasers and laser projectors for industrial applications and lasers for patient positioning in radiotherapy. In addition to its headquarters in Germany, LAP serves its customers worldwide through subsidiaries in France, the USA, Singapore and China as well as an international supplier network. Around 300 employees work for LAP worldwide.

About LifeLine

LifeLine Software Inc. strives to improve the lives of those who are racing against time to fight cancer by helping to assure them as well as their loved ones that they are receiving quality treatments. This is why our vision is to create the highest quality software products that exceed our customer’s expectations. RadCalc® is one example of our commitment to responding to the needs of Radiation Oncology health care providers by contributing to the enhancement of the quality of their work, and to the quality of life of their patients. RadCalc® is utilized today in more than 2,300 cancer centers worldwide.

 

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