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Varian Medical Systems to acquire PerkinElmer’s medical imaging business for $276 million

Varian Medical Systems’ imaging components business announced an agreement to acquire PerkinElmer’s medical imaging business for $276 million. In addition, the components business will become an independent public company called Varex Imaging Corporation in January 2017. PerkinElmer’s medical imaging business is a supplier of digital flat-panel X-ray detectors that can be used for industrial, medical, dental and veterinary X-ray systems.

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Varian Medical Systems Spin-Off: What To Do?

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) spin-off is getting closer to completion. The company has filed its separation and distribution agreement which you can find here. The filing still doesn’t give details into exactly what the distribution ratio will look like. The spin-off is planned to be a tax-free distribution. I expect it to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The new company name will be Varex Imaging.

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ECRI issues its annual list of the top health technology hazards

Every year, ECRI Institute’s Health Device Group issues a list identifying the top ten potential device-related sources of danger in the coming year. Along with the list, accompanying strategies for mitigating the various trouble-areas are also included.

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GE Healthcare Announces Terms of Software Non-Resale

On July 13, 2016, GE Healthcare sent a letter to IAMERS, which we understand was also sent to others who are brokers and resellers of GE Healthcare Medical Imaging Devices.  This letter details GE Healthcare’s policy on the Terms of Software Non-Resale.

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