Sirtex is a global life-sciences company that markets SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres, a targeted radiation therapy for patients with inoperable primary or secondary (metastatic) liver tumours. Sirtex has supplied over 80,000 doses of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres to 1,090 centres in over 40 countries worldwide.
Current research involving novel small particle technology and radio-protector technologies are two areas of focus amongst an expanding portfolio of products designed to offer patients treatment options in the management of their disease. Sirtex (SRX) is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Our significant investments in people, research, product development, marketing, clinical studies and other sales growth initiatives has created a foundation for a global business that will continue to create value over the coming years. Investment in Research & Development (R&D) is designed to refine and enhance our current lead product under the SIR-Spheres Evolution Program. The program includes development of an improved delivery apparatus, a sophisticated patient treatment planning system to allow tailored, patient specific therapy and radiographically imageable microspheres. Our R&D teams are also looking into a unique technology that protects healthy human tissue from ionising radiation in patients undergoing radiotherapy for oncology treatment.
The financial performance and achievements of Sirtex for the last decade demonstrate the true strength of the business which continues to grow year on year. Sirtex is profitable and has positive operational cash flow and healthy cash reserves (see more in the Investors section).
The vision of Sirtex is that cancer will no longer be a terminal disease …but a disease that patients can successfully live with.
The global Sirtex team over the past few years has grown significantly and we now have over 279 employees located in 20 countries.
The Global Head Office of Sirtex is in Sydney, Australia, the Americas Regional Headquarter is located in Boston, USA and the European, Middle East, African (EMEA) Regional Headquarter is located in Bonn, Germany.