Agilent Technologies: Varian

Company Information

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Agilent (acquired Varian in 2010)
Precision Detectors (former name; acquired by Varian in 2008)
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3120 Hansen Way
Palo Alto
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Precision Detectors (private company oringally based in Bellingham, MA) was acquired by Varian in April 2008, and Varian was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2010. Varian produces scientific instruments and vacuum technologies for biomolecular and academic research, pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing, and industrial R&D and quality control. Precision Detectors was specialized in manufacturing detectors and software to characterize proteins, polymers, and nanoparticles.

Varian's Manufacturing Locations by Product

  • Medical linear accelerators: Palo Alto, CA and Beijing, China
  • Treatment simulator systems and some accelerator subsystems:
    • Crawley, United Kingdom
    • Accessory products: Baden, Switzerland; Helsinki, Finland; Toulouse, France and Winnipeg, Canada.
  • High dose rate brachytherapy systems: Crawley, United Kingdom and Haan, Germany
  • Brachytherapy treatment planning products: Charlottesville, VA
  • Calypso: components of their tumor tracking and motion management products: Seattle, WA
  • SIP linear accelerators and certain radiographic products: Las Vegas, NV
  • Components and sub-systems for our proton therapy products and systems: Troisdorf, Germany; plan to develop additional manufacturing facilities as needed for this business.
  • X-ray imaging component and subsystem and flat panel detector products: These facilities employ state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, and several have been honored by the press, governments and trade organizations for their commitment to quality improvement. These facilities are certified by ISO under ISO 9001 (for SIP) or ISO 13485 (medical devices).
    • Salt Lake City, UT; Charleston, SC; Willich, Germany; and Beijing, China.

Varian also has 70 global sales and support offices and 5,500 global employees working at manufacturing sites and sales and support offices.

Sources: Varian (2011). 10-K Report (p.16). Retrieved October 4, 2012 and Varian (2012).

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