Navigation Links
Varian Medical Systems Books $88 Million Order to Equip Proton Treatment Center
Date:10/3/2011

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has booked an $88 million order to provide its ProBeam system for the Scripps Proton Therapy Center being developed in San Diego through collaboration between Scripps Health, Scripps Clinic Medical Group and Advanced Particle Therapy, of Nevada.  The equipment order for the five room center that will be operated by Scripps Health was issued by the California Proton Treatment Center (CPTC), a special purpose entity formed by Advanced Particle Therapy which is acting as developer for the $225 million project.  Concurrent with the order booking in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, Varian has also recorded revenue for this equipment under the "percentage of completion method."

Varian has also signed a 10-year agreement valued at approximately $60 million to service its ProBeam system for the center which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2013.  Service revenue will be recorded in the future over the life of the contract and has not been added to the company's backlog.

Varian is partnering with ORIX Capital Markets of Dallas in a $165 million loan facility to finance the completion and startup operations of the new center.  Varian is participating in the credit facility with a $115 million loan commitment through its subsidiary in Switzerland and ORIX is making a $50 million loan commitment. The loan carries a minimum interest rate of 8.25 percent with a four-year term and two possible one-year extensions.  ORIX, which is the loan agent for the facility, will endeavor to syndicate up to approximately 60 percent of Varian's loan commitment. Advanced Particle Therapy has already raised $60 million in equity funding for the project through the Williams Financial Group in Texas.  Varian and ORIX also have an arrangement that could potentially provide each of them with future incremental revenue depending on the center's financial performance.  

"This is an exciting step forward for the Varian Particle Therapy business," said Tim Guertin, president and CEO of Varian.  "The Scripps Proton Therapy Center will be our first full installation for managing, planning, and delivering intensity modulated proton therapy."  

Construction on the 102,000-square-foot Scripps Proton Therapy Center building on a seven acre site in Mira Mesa is approximately 80 percent complete. Major components of Varian's ProBeam system for this site are already manufactured and enroute to the new facility where installation is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.  The center hopes to begin treating patients in 2013.  In addition to treating patients, the facility will serve as a research center for particle therapy.

Proton therapy makes it possible to treat certain types of cancer more precisely and with potentially fewer side effects than with conventional radiation therapy. With proton therapy, the risk of damage to healthy tissues is reduced. The method can be applied for many of the most common types of cancer and offers advantages when treating tumors close to radiosensitive tissues. In pediatric patients the risk of developing a new, radiation-induced cancer later in life can be reduced.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,700 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements concerning industry outlook, including growth drivers; the company's orders and revenues, backlog and market acceptance of or transition to new products or technology for proton therapy; and any statements using the terms "expect," "hope," or similar statements are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, with respect to this loan facility, there is no assurance that the Scripps Proton Therapy Center will be completed on time or within projected budgets; that the Scripps Proton Therapy Center can or will generate sufficient patient volumes and revenues to support scheduled loan payments or to provide incremental revenue to the company; that any portion of the company's loan commitment can be syndicated to third parties by ORIX Capital Markets LLC; that this loan facility can be successfully refinanced upon the maturity of the loan which has a maximum term of six years; that the borrower, California Proton Treatment Center, will have the financial means to pay off the loans at maturity if refinancing is not successful; and the other risks listed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which by this reference are incorporated herein. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements in this release because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Spencer Sias (650) 424-5782
spencer.sias@varian.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Varian Medical Systems
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. First Patient Enrolled in Europe in Ovature Phase III Ovarian Cancer Trial
2. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Reports Preliminary SNS-595 Activity in Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial at AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference
3. Clinical Studies of OvaRex in Advanced Ovarian Cancer Fail to Meet Primary Endpoint
4. Northwest Biotherapeutics Conducting Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial With DCVax(R)-L at University of Pennsylvania
5. EntreMed Commences Phase 2 Study With MKC-1 in Ovarian/Endometrial Cancers
6. BioNumerik Commences Global Phase III Ovarian Cancer Trial on Novel Anticancer Drug Candidate Known as Karenitecin(R)
7. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Interim Data for SNS-595 Single-Agent Activity in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer
8. Vermillions Biomarkers Prove Beneficial in Identifying Women With Ovarian Cancer and Detecting Early-Stage Disease
9. BSI-201 Demonstrates Significant Tumor Growth Inhibition and Increased Survival Rates in Preclinical Ovarian Cancer Studies
10. BiPar Sciences Expands Phase 2 Clinical Trials of BSI-201, a Novel DNA Repair Inhibitor, in Ovarian Cancer
11. Join NPRs David Ewing Duncan, Author Jessica Queller and a Panel of Medical and Legal Experts in a 90-Minute Webcast on Genetic Testing, Genomic Medicine and Breast & Ovarian Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... -- HealthMine surveys with 9,250 insured consumers fielded from February ... want help from their plans in five key areas: ... 2) help closing gaps in care, 3) better digital ... relevant, real-time guidance. Meeting these needs is essential to ... A Reason to Stay Engaged in Health ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... and GENEVA , March 24, ... World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as ... On World Tuberculosis Day, TB Alliance and the Medicines ... clinical development of sutezolid, an antibiotic drug candidate which ... to the development of sutezolid in combination with other ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as the go-to ... and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Gastro Health (“GH”) ( ... patients for colonoscopy at the HyGIeaCare® Center that is to be located adjacent ... , The HyGIeaCare® Prep, cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... , ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation of Christian Love” is the creation ... North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. He and his wife are the proud ... also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” , “Love, the agape kind, is seen ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The physicians of ... in the greater Houston Area. The new location is located at 2255 E. Mossy ... in Springwoods Village. This newest location will provide patients living in the north Houston ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... The MBI “Hall of Fame” recognizes the contributions of those whose careers are or were ... careers of all others involved. , On Monday, March 21st, 2017 Laurie Robert, ... Fame. The induction took place during the World of Modular – Award Gala in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):