$VAR (Varian Medical Systems, Inc.)

$VAR {{ '2016-03-23T19:28:51+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

Cash and cash equivalents of $VAR at 1Q16-end rose $107.9MM sequentially to $953.4MM. The increase was primarily due to $232.5MM of net borrowings under the company's credit facility agreements, $77.2MM of cash provided by operating activities and $15.3MM of cash provided by stock option exercises and employee stock purchases.

$VAR {{ '2017-08-10T14:18:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Healthcare firm $VAR appointed Michael Bruff as VP of Investor Relations, effective August 7, 2017. He replaces Spencer Sias, who retired in June. Most recently, Bruff served Dell, Inc. as SVP of North America Sales Strategy & Planning. Earlier, he held the posts of SVP and CFO of Dell's Asia Pacific and Japan Commercial Business.

$VAR {{ '2017-08-09T16:01:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR has signed an agreement with Bionix Radiation Therapy to distribute Bionix brachytherapy applicators. $VAR will market the Bionix Esophageal Applicator (E-App) and the Anorectal Applicator (AR-1) in North America. These applicators are used in the treatment of various types of cancers.

$VAR {{ '2017-08-08T15:14:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR reported that a patient was treated with its HyperArc High Definition Radiotherapy, a new radiosurgery treatment, for the first time at Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Cancer Care Centre in Italy. The clinicians can now deliver more compact radiation doses on the tumors and healthy tissues are spared. HyperArc has CE mark and FDA 510(k) clearance.

$VAR {{ '2017-07-27T13:52:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Medical devices company $VAR has entered into a strategic collaboration with PetCure Oncology for the treatment of pets suffering from cancer. Under the partnership, Varian's software suite will be deployed across PetCure's veterinary cancer care centers. PetCure will acquire six Varian Halcyon treatment systems for use in select sites in the US.

$VAR {{ '2017-07-11T12:14:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR begins advanced breast cancer treatments using Edge radiosurgery system in combination with respiratory gating. The Edge radiosurgery system enables clinicians to attack tumors from outside the body using carefully shaped high-energy X-rays.

$MTD {{ '2017-07-05T13:49:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MTD said Elisha Finney has been appointed to its BoD and Audit Committee, effective November 1, 2017. It is anticipated that Finney will succeed Francis Contino as the Chair of the Audit Committee upon his retirement in May 2018. Finney served as the CFO of $VAR.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-29T13:48:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR has received both FDA 510(k) clearance and CE mark for its Halcyon system, the company's new device for cancer treatment.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-29T13:28:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR said it received FDA clearance for its cancer treatment device Halcyon, which enhances image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy. The system is designed to accelerate installation timeframes, expedite commissioning and automate treatment.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-22T15:41:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR delivered the cyclotron, a particle accelerator which accelerates protons to two-thirds the speed of light for clinical use, to UK's Christie Proton Therapy Center.

$VAR {{ '2017-06-21T12:39:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR said it is working with Sify Technologies to provide software-as-a-service (SaaS) to radiotherapy centers across India. The innovative service is being implemented as part of a multi-million dollar investment in treatment equipment and software across Cancer Treatment Services International network of cancer hospitals in India and South Asia.

$VAR {{ '2017-05-24T12:54:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR said it has been selected through its distributor, Business Alignment, to supply and install a Varian ProBeam Compact single-room proton therapy system in the oncology center at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. First patient treatments are expected to start in 2H19. $VAR is booking order for equipment in 3Q17.

$VAR {{ '2017-05-08T15:52:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR selected by Proton International to install $VAR ProBeam Compact single-room proton therapy system in a new cancer treatment center on the campus of the Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida. $VAR is partnering with Proton International for the installations, and first patient treatments are expected to start in Spring 2019.

$VAR {{ '2017-04-26T20:20:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2017, $VAR now expects revenue growth of 2-4%, and EPS of $3.56-3.64, which includes the $0.34 impairment of proton account receivables in 1Q. For second through fourth quarters of FY17, $VAR sees revenue growth of 3-5% and EPS of $2.98-3.06. For 3Q17, $VAR sees revenue growth of about 3% and non-GAAP EPS of of $0.92-0.96.

$VAR {{ '2017-04-26T20:17:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$VAR reported a drop in 2Q17 earnings due to higher operating expenses and charges from completion of spin-off of Imaging Components business. Net income fell to $56.1MM or $0.60 per share from $97MM or $1.01 per share last year. Revenue grew to $655MM from $615.2MM. Non-GAAP EPS increased to $0.89 from $0.87.

$VAR {{ '2017-04-05T13:10:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR appointed Gary Bischoping Jr. of Dell Technologies as CFO effective May 8, 2017.  Bischoping will replace Elisha Finney who earlier announced her retirement after serving $VAR for more than 29 years including more than 18 years as its first CFO.

$VAR {{ '2017-04-04T10:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR reached a confidential settlement with Elekta to end its ongoing patent litigation involving technology used for radiation oncology and the treatment of cancer. $VAR and Elekta resolved the disputes in the US, Germany, and the UK, including the suit by Elekta AB and William Beaumont Hospital, with no payments exchanged by the plaintiffs.

$VAR {{ '2017-03-01T16:43:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR appointed two persons to its BoD, effective March 1, 2017. They are Jose Baselga, Physician-in-Chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Jean-Luc Butel, Senior Adviser to McKinsey Healthcare Practice. They will serve until their re-election or their successors are elected at the next annual meeting of stockholders in 2018.

$VAR {{ '2017-02-09T15:33:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR won a competitive bid to provide advanced radiotherapy technology and its Eclipse treatment planning system to six major hospitals in Shanghai. The company is scheduled to install its Edge radiosurgery suite in five affiliate hospitals of Shanghai Jiao Tong University this year.

$VAR {{ '2017-01-30T14:55:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR  has completed the separation of its Imaging Components Business, which is now established as $VREX. The company completed the transaction through distribution of $VREX stock to Varian stockholders of record on Jan. 20, 2017.

$VAR {{ '2017-01-30T14:45:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For the balance of FY17, $VAR sees revenue from continuing operations growth of 4-5%, bringing revenue growth for the fiscal year to 3-4%. Non-GAAP EPS for second through fourth quarters of FY17 are expected to be $2.94-3.06. For 2Q17, $VAR sees revenue growth of 4-5% and non-GAAP EPS of $0.84-0.90. $VAR plans to repurchase 2MM shares in 2Q17.

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