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Varian Gets Approval To Assemble X-Ray Tubes In China

Varian Medical Systems (Varian), a supplier of X-ray tubes and flat panel digital image detectors, has been given certification to assemble and service X-ray tubes in China. The approval will help Varian support its growing customer base of X-ray equipment manufacturers and service organizations.

Varian’s facility in China will use and support the 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 X-ray tubes and flat panel detectors for digital imaging at its plant in 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.

The company’s Beijing facility also produces systems for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

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