Varian, Inc.

Varian, Inc.
Varian Inc.
Type Public (NASDAQ: VARI)
Industry Scientific instruments
Fate Acquired by Agilent Technologies
Founded 1999
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
Key people

Allen J. Lauer, Chairman

Garry Rogerson, President & CEO
Products Scientific instruments
Employees 3,700

Varian, Inc. was one of the largest manufacturers of scientific instruments for the scientific industry; they had offerings over the whole range of chemical analysis equipment, with a particular focus on Information Rich Detection and Vacuum technology. Varian, Inc 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.[1]


Company Office Locations

Varian Inc. had Corporate Headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and offices in: Australia, Benelux, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States.

Manufacturing Plants

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)
Middelburg, Netherlands
Grenoble, France
Yarnton, United Kingdom
Church Stretton, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Turin, Italy

Products and services

GC and Micro-GC
Information Rich Detection
FT-IR Imaging
X-ray Crystallography
Spectroscopy Products
Drugs of Abuse Testing
Dissolution Testing
Vacuum Technology Vacuum Pumps
Leak Detection
Turbo Pumping Systems
Vacuum Measurement
Valves and components

In 2004 Varian Inc bought Magnex Scientific, an Oxford-based manufacturer of high-field magnets.

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.

In 2008, Varian bought Oxford Diffraction, a British company specializing in X-ray diffraction equipment.[2]

On 27 July 2009 Agilent Technologies announced they would buy Varian Inc, For $1.5 Billion.

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