PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) is announcing the acquisition of the radiotherapy business of Candela, a leading distributor of radiotherapy equipment in Poland. Warsaw-based Candela, which employs more than 40 people, has represented Varian in Poland for the past 20 years. The acquisition closed yesterday following approval from the Polish Competition Authority.
"By bringing Candela's radiotherapy business into the Varian family we hope to serve our Polish customers even more effectively and continue to improve access to advanced care for cancer patients in the country," said Jean-Luc Devleeschauwer, president of Varian's Oncology Systems business in EMEIA. "Candela's radiotherapy business has an experienced team with strong customer relationships and we were keen to bring this local expertise into Varian."
"This acquisition strengthens Varian's position in Poland at a time when both the public and private sectors are investing in modern radiotherapy and radiosurgery equipment to equip the country's hospitals," added Aleksander Naumann, CEO of Candela, who will become managing director of Varian Medical Systems Poland. "Varian's global network and experience will allow us to better serve Polish patients and contribute to Poland's ability to tackle the scourge of cancer with cost effective, state-of-the-art solutions."
There are more than 80 Varian medical linear accelerators installed in Polish radiotherapy departments.
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Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiation. The company provides comprehensive solutions for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, cables and connectors as well as image processing software and workstations for use in medical and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 7,700 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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