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hemmerjohn9 48 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 24, 2015 12:41 PM Member since: Apr 30, 2010
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  • hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 24, 2015 12:41 PM Flag

    I disagree, the only stupid questions are unasked ones.

  • Accuray to Showcase New CyberKnife® and TomoTherapy® Technologies at ESTRO 2015
    Accuray Press Release

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that the company will highlight new CyberKnife® and TomoTherapy® technologies at the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) meeting, booth #2100, in Barcelona, Spain, April 24 – 27, 2015. The CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems are used to treat cancerous and benign tumors throughout the body. Each system precisely targets the tumor, delivering the prescribed radiation dose, while minimizing exposure to nearby healthy organs and tissues. At ESTRO, Accuray will showcase:

    The new Delivery Analysis Software for the TomoTherapy System: added confidence for every patient, every fraction, through a new tool that provides unprecedented access to treatment delivery information.
    The InCise™ Multileaf Collimator for the CyberKnife M6™ System: improves treatment efficiency for a broader range of tumor types.
    An enhanced Synchrony® Respiratory Tracking System for the CyberKnife System: makes it even easier for clinicians to know they are precisely tracking and adjusting for
    moving targets.
    Multiple educational opportunities: thought leaders discuss changes in radiation therapy treatments over the last 30 years during our satellite symposium - titled "Radiation Therapy: Connecting History, Innovation and Patients." A series of presentations from CyberKnife and TomoTherapy users within the Accuray Exchange in Radiation Oncology (AERO™) Academy provides the opportunity to learn about best practices.
    Clinical evidence for both the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems: access to 100 presentations/posters is available on the ESTRO website.
    For more information please visit Accuray website.

  • Reply to

    every one knows that everyone has an agenda.....

    by hello5588 Apr 21, 2015 8:07 PM
    hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 21, 2015 9:39 PM Flag

    Put him on ignore. I did.

  • MedPhysicalWeb Apr 14, 2015

    Accuray establishes first TomoTherapy and CyberKnife education centres in China

    SUNNYVALE, CA, 13 April 2015 – Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that they have collaborated with leading cancer hospitals to establish professional radiotherapy education centers in China. The goal of these centers is to use clinical training and continuing education to provide practitioners with education on the use of radiation to treat cancerous tumors. With the rapid development of cancer treatment techniques, radiotherapeutic equipment upgrades and adoption of new radiotherapy technologies, there is an opportunity to provide practitioners with additional information on the role of radiation therapy in cancer management.

    The hospitals which will offer radiotherapy training include:

    • CyberKnife® education centers: Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital & Institute and Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University.
    • TomoTherapy® education centers: Sichuan Provincial Tumor Hospital, Cancer Institute & Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Shangdong Cancer Hospital and Institute.

    The first training program will be held April 13-17, 2015 at Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital.

    Currently, all of these hospitals have installed the leading-edge CyberKnife or TomoTherapy radiation treatment solutions. By integrating resources and making the best use of the hospitals' and company's expertise, Accuray can work with practitioners to help ensure they are knowledgeable on the use of its products. Clinical studies have demonstrated the systems precisely target the tumor, delivering a prescribed radiation dose, while minimizing radiation exposure to nearby healthy organs and tissues.

  • Accuray Initiates International Commercial Launch of the InCise™ Multileaf Collimator for the CyberKnife® M6™ System

    Source Yahoo finance.

  • hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 19, 2015 8:29 PM Flag

    The negative retained earnings is the Accumulated deficit used, to date, to develope and market the Cyberknife and Tomography machines. As long as Accuray has positive equity it is not owed to anyone.

  • hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 14, 2015 8:14 PM Flag

    Why comment on this board? If you don't short the stock, and if you bash it it would not make sense to own the stock. You have not educated us about it with your great knowledge of the science... So why are you here???

  • hemmerjohn9 by hemmerjohn9 Apr 10, 2015 3:59 PM Flag

    Willem Mesdag‘s Red Mountain Capital as it initiated a stake in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) by acquiring some 1.5 million shares representing 5.1% of the company’s outstanding common stock.

  • hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 9, 2015 4:49 PM Flag

    Thanks for the info!

  • Reply to

    Very negetive Report by BMO on CLF...

    by vipinkot47 Apr 9, 2015 1:26 PM
    hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 9, 2015 4:47 PM Flag

    I listened to the last conference call and LG did not seem arrogant to me, just justifiably angry that an arrogant analyst at Well Fargo had the nerve to ask him a question.

  • Reply to

    ACCURAY INSTALLATIONS BY COUNTRY & TYPE

    by hemmerjohn9 Apr 8, 2015 1:42 PM
    hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 9, 2015 2:18 PM Flag

    Reccuring revenue would be for service contracts. In 2014 service revenue was close to $200 million. A rough estimate: $200,000,000/650 = $300,000 per machine/year. Growth from 2013 to 2014 was about 4%. There are different levels of service. I suppose you could get that information from Accurays sales department or investor services. Again these are just guesses.

  • COUNTRY CK TOMO
    US ....................... 151 .............. 195
    JAPAN ................. 29 ................ 26
    CHINA ................. 18 ................ 11
    S KOREA ............ 10 ................ 13
    FRANCE ............. 10 ................. 21
    TURKEY .............. 10 ................ 10
    GERMANY ........... 9 .................. 14
    ITALY .................... 8 .................. 18
    RUSSIA ................ 8 .................... _
    UK ......................... 6 ................... 7
    TAWAIN ................ 5 .................. 12
    INDIA .................... 5 ................... 2
    CANADA .............. 4 ................... 7
    POLAND .............. 3 ................... 2
    SWITZERLAND .. 3 ................... 5
    MEXICO ............... 2 ................... 1
    SPAIN ................... 2 ................... 5
    VENZUELA .......... 2 ................... _
    AUSTRALIA ......... 1 ................... 4
    BELGIUM ............. 1 ................... 3
    COLUMBIA .......... 1 ................... _
    CZECH REP ........ 1 ................... _
    EL SALVATORE .. _ ................... 1
    FINLAND ............. 1 .................... _
    GREECE ............. 1 .................... 1
    HONG KONG ...... 1 .................... 3
    IRELAND ............ 1 ..................... _
    MAYLASIA .......... 1 ..................... 2
    MYAMAR ............. 1 .................... _
    NETHERLAND ... 1 ..................... 1
    PAKISTAN .......... 1 ...................... _
    PHILIPINES ........ _ ...................... 2
    ROMANIA ............ _ ..................... 1
    SIGNAPORE ....... _ ..................... 2
    SRI LANKA .......... _ ..................... 1
    SWEEDEN ........... _ ..................... 1
    THAILAND ........... 1 ..................... 1
    UKRAINE ............. 1 ..................... _
    UAE ...................... _ ...................... 1
    VIETNAM ............. 1 ..................... _
    -----------------------------------------------
    TOTAL ................. 300 ............... 373

  • hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Apr 6, 2015 3:30 PM Flag

    If IRobit builds a good Robot Lawn Mower I will be the first in line to buy one. It will be a bigger seller than Roombas.

  • Astronomers in Fight With FCC See Robotic Mowers Invading Their Space
    Bloomberg By Todd Shields
    10 hours ago

    The timeless quest for the perfect lawn may be putting at risk efforts to unlock the secrets of the universe.

    Scientists at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have objected to a proposal by iRobot Corp. to sell lawnmowers guided by radio waves. The scientists say the machines may interfere with the ultra-sensitive radio telescopes they are using to scan the heavens.

    “We’ll see the whole thing with our electronics,” said Harvey Liszt, spectrum manager for the observatory, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. “It’s a distortion.”

    The observatory runs the Green Bank Telescope, set in a mountain bowl in West Virginia, where mobile phones are already banned, as well as facilities in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Together, they are mapping the structure of the Milky Way by capturing faint signals from light years away.

    iRobot, better known for its self-guided Roomba vacuum cleaners and bomb-disposal equipment, has filed a request with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to use airwaves for mowers to be guided wirelessly from beacons on stakes pounded into the lawn.

    iRobot, based in Bedford, Massachusetts, says the astronomers’ concerns are overblown and has volunteered to take steps to make sure lawn care won’t interfere with space exploration.

    Preventative Steps
    Chances are “infinitesimal” that astronomical readings on telescopes would be fouled by signals from two-foot-tall guide stakes in lawns in far-flung suburbs, said Glen Weinstein, chief legal officer of iRobot.

    In its filing with the FCC, iRobot says its grass cutters could “make this necessary chore easier” and even cut down on the 38,000 annual injuries inflicted by walk-behind mowers.

  • Reply to

    ARAY Stock

    by birdbob42 Mar 19, 2015 10:55 AM
    hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Mar 30, 2015 11:38 PM Flag

    I counted the number of TomoTherapy and CyberKnife installations from Accuray's website. There are a total of 636 installations. There are 299 CyberKnife installations: 150 in US, 149 in rest of world. There are 337 TomoTherapy installations: 195 in US, 142 in rest of world.

  • Galena Biopharma, Inc. (GALE)

    Shares of this biopharmaceutical company, which specializes in developing and commercializing oncology drugs, have tumbled nearly 55% over the past year, following allegations that the company was paying a marketing firm called The DreamTeam Group to pump its stock. Company insiders made millions of dollars by selling company shares during that period, and the biotech company is still under active SEC investigation.

    However, since then, the company has moved mountains in order to distance itself from its scandalous past. In a drastic change, nearly half of Galena’s management has been replaced with industry veterans. Also, the company still has an impressive product pipeline and is seeing significant advancements in its promising new drug NeuVax, which is used to prevent recurring cancers in survivors. Also, its products Abstral and Zuplenz are showing robust performance.

    We believe that the shares are undervalued at present, and that despite the scandal, the essential science behind the business remains intact, making it a worthwhile investment.

    The stock has been seeing positive estimate revision activity over the past month, as the current year loss consensus estimate has narrowed 2.9% over the same time frame.

    Zacks Rank #2 (Buy)

  • hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Mar 13, 2015 4:21 PM Flag

    I am not a Republican, but I can tell you one thing. That is there is absolutely no scientific proof that the CO2 is causing Global Warming. Those who push it, do it, to line their pockets. Those who believe them are their Useful Idiots!

  • hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Mar 13, 2015 1:43 PM Flag

    Your spot on. That is what all the stimulus money was supposed to be used for. All those shovel ready jobs. By blocking the pipeline he won't even allow private money to be put to productive use. Obama won't be happy until he drags America economy down to the level of Greece.

  • Reply to

    volume 2,431,908

    by greggjohn Mar 9, 2015 7:51 PM
    hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Mar 9, 2015 11:24 PM Flag

    ARAY is being accumulated.

  • Reply to

    here is the reason for today's drop

    by lishe235 Mar 6, 2015 8:50 PM
    hemmerjohn9 hemmerjohn9 Mar 6, 2015 11:05 PM Flag

    lishe, where and how do you get the short number form? Thanks!

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