Varian Medical Systems Receives Certification to Assemble X-Ray Tubes in China

Jan 27, 2010, 08:00 ET from Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and flat panel digital image detectors, today announced it has been given certification to assemble and service X-ray tubes in China to support its growing customer base of X-ray equipment manufacturers and service organizations.

"The certification of our facility in Beijing significantly enhances our ability to serve China's X-ray imaging industry on an expedited basis with local expertise," said Steve Kimmel, vice president X-Ray Products Marketing.  "This is expanding our capability to serve one of the world's fastest growing markets and reflects Varian's commitment to that market."

Varian's facility in China will use and support the state-of-the-art X-ray tube technology and imaging components developed at the company's X-Ray Products headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

Varian X-Ray Products manufactures its X-ray tubes and flat panel detectors for digital imaging at its plant in Salt Lake City, Utah.  In addition to the new facility in Beijing, Varian's X-Ray Products group assembles and services X-ray tubes in Willich, Germany, and in Charleston, South Carolina, where its aftermarket business is headquartered.  Varian's Beijing facility also produces systems for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian X-Ray Products is a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, dental, veterinary, scientific, and industrial applications.  X-Ray Products is a business unit of Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California.  Varian is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. The company also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial non-destructive inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,100 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, China and Europe and in its 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.

  FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

  Elaine Fairless, Varian Medical Systems

  801-978-5715   elaine.fairless@varian.com

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