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Varian Medical Systems to Distribute Neutron Generators From AccSys Technology for Non-destructive Testing.



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PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2000

Global Distribution Agreement Foresees Role For AccSys Technology's

LANSAR(R) Neutron Generators in Cargo Inspection Systems

Varian Medical Systems Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is engaged in the design and manufacture of advanced equipment and software solutions for treating cancer with radiation, as well as x-ray tubes for original equipment manufacturers, replacement x-ray tubes and flat-panel digital subsystems , Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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:VAR) and AccSys Technology, Inc. of Pleasanton, Calif., today announced an agreement in which Varian will globally distribute AccSys Technology's LANSAR line of neutron generators for non-destructive testing and cargo inspection. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Varian, which is well known as the world's leading producer of linear accelerators for treating cancer with radiotherapy and is also the market leader for the supply of high-energy X-ray devices for non-destructive testing and cargo inspection. Varian will market the LANSAR line from AccSys Technology for non-destructive testing applications, including neutron radiography radiography: see X ray. , nuclear waste assay and on-line mineral analysis. In addition, both companies see potential applications for this technology in cargo inspection.

"The LANSAR line is a welcome addition to Linatron(R) and PaxScan products that we make available for non-destructive testing and cargo inspection," said James Johnson, managing director of Varian Medical Systems' Industrial Products Group. "We believe LANSAR represents the most advanced technology available to the market today and neutron generators will play an important role in cargo scanning systems."

"This agreement with an established world leader like Varian will make our neutron generation technology available to the market more rapidly," said Dr. Robert W. Hamm, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of AccSys Technology, Inc.

The LANSAR neutron generators are based on accelerator technology developed by AccSys founders Drs. Robert W. and Marianne E. Hamm in conjunction with scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) (previously known at various times as Site Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory) is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Los Alamos National . These accelerators generate neutrons by bombarding Bombarding is the process of 'pumping' a Cold Cathode Lighting tube (otherwise called Neon Signs). Information
A detailed process of bombarding can be found here, Bombarding.
 beryllium beryllium (bərĭl`ēəm) [from beryl ], metallic chemical element; symbol Be; at. no. 4; at. wt. 9.01218; m.p. about 1,278°C;; b.p. 2,970°C; (estimated); sp. gr. 1.85 at 20°C;; valence +2.  targets with either protons or deuterons. LANSAR units are available with energies ranging from 0.5 MV to 11 MV.

AccSys Technology, of Pleasanton, Calif., is the world's leading commercial producer of rf ion linacs. The company was founded in 1985 to commercialize advanced radiofrequency (rf) ion linac technology for applications in medicine, industry and research, with emphasis on developing an innovative system for producing the short-lived radiotracers used in medical positron positron: see antiparticle.
positron

Subatomic particle having the same mass as an electron but with an electric charge of +1 (an electron has a charge of −1). It constitutes the antiparticle (see antimatter) of an electron.
 imaging. AccSys has produced and installed 19 rf ion linac systems worldwide since 1987.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE:VAR) of Palo Alto, Calif., is the world's leading manufacturer of integrated cancer therapy systems, which are treating thousands of patients per day. The company is also a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and flat-panel digital subsystems for imaging in medical, scientific and industrial applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 2,300 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in its 40 sales and support offices around the world. In its most recent fiscal year ended October 1, 1999, Varian Medical Systems reported sales of $590 million. Additional information is available on the company's investor relations Investor relations

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 web site at www.varian.com.
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