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|Public (NASDAQ: VARI)|
|Fate||Acquired by Agilent Technologies|
|Headquarters||Palo Alto, California|
Allen J. Lauer, Chairman
Number of employees
Varian, Inc. was one of the largest manufacturers of scientific instruments for the scientific industry. They had offerings over a broad range of chemical analysis equipment, with a particular focus on Information Rich Detection[clarification needed] and Vacuum technology. Varian was spun off from Varian Associates in 1999 and was purchased by Agilent Technologies in May 2010 for $1.5 billion, or $52 per share.
Varian Inc. had its corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and offices in Australia, the Benelux countries, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Varian Inc. contained the following manufacturing plants:
Lake Forest, California USA
Palo Alto, California USA
Walnut Creek, California USA
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Cary, North Carolina, USA
Mulgrave, Victoria Australia (the largest Varian Inc manufacturing and R&D plant)
Yarnton, United Kingdom
Church Stretton, Shropshire, United Kingdom (polymer laboratories)
Chromatography, including gas chromatography, GC/MS, high performance liquid chromatography, and LC/MS.
Spectroscopy, including UV-Vis, near infrared, and FT-IR
Inductively coupled plasma, including mass spectroscopic and atomic emission spectroscopic detection.
mass spectrometry, including FTMS
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Magnetic resonance imaging
Information rich detection
Drugs of Abuse Testing
Turbo Pumping Systems
Valves and components
In October 1967, Techtron Pty Ltd merged with Varian Associates. Techtron is a manufacturer of Atomic Absorption Spectrometers and Spectral lamps.
In 1982 Varian decided to transfer the complete Cary UV-Visible product line down to Australia.
In 2002 Varian bought Ansys Technologies, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of In-Vitro Medical Devices.
In 2005 Varian bought Polymer Laboratories, a speciality polymer analysis and manufacturing company.
In 2006 Varian bought Ion Spec, an FTMS (Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry) manufacturing company.
In 2007, Varian, Inc. bought Analogix, Inc., a company specializing in flash chromatography.
On 27 July 2009 Agilent Technologies announced it would buy Varian Inc, for $1.5 Billion.
On 14 October 2014 Agilent has made the strategic decision to close its NMR business. The peculiarity is that none of the managers responsible for the aforementioned purchase of Varian Inc. for $1.5 Billion were held to account the failure of the NMR and MRI business.
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