Varian Medical Systems Completes Acquisition of Velocity Software Platform
PALO ALTO, Calif. and ATLANTA, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Velocity Medical Solutions, LLC, a privately-held Atlanta-based developer of specialized software for cancer clinics.
As previously announced, the acquisition includes software that enables clinicians to aggregate unstructured treatment and imaging data from diverse systems, and to use this information to make more informed treatment decisions. *
Varian will continue development of this oncology software platform with the Velocity team in Atlanta, Georgia. Financial terms of the asset acquisition are not being disclosed.
*Velocity products may not be available in all markets.
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes, digital detectors, and image processing workstations for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies high-energy X-ray devices for cargo screening and non-destructive testing applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,400 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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