Accuray Incorporated, a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced that it ranked 55th on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2003–2007. Accuray Incorporated grew more than 5,000 percent during this period.
We are honored to be ranked amongst some of the strongest, most innovative companies nationwide, said Euan S. Thomson, president and chief executive officer of Accuray. “Our ability to achieve exceptional growth is the result of rapid acceptance and adoption of our core technology, the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, and the unique benefits it provides cancer patients worldwide.
"Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 recognizes companies who have achieved extraordinary growth in North America’s most innovative and competitive market sectors,” said Phil Asmundson, Deloitte LLP vice chairman and national managing partner for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. "We congratulate Accuray on this significant accomplishment."
In addition to ranking on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Accuray ranked fifth on the Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Overall, companies that ranked on the 2008 Technology Fast 500 had growth rates ranging from 242 to 138,762 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 3,043 percent.
Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria
The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte’s regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2007.
Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.
Accuray Incorporated , based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a global leader in the field of radiosurgery dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a non-surgical treatment option for those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. To date, the CyberKnife System has been used to treat more than 50,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 145 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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