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Varian Acquires FTMS Firm IonSpec for $16M in Cash

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Varian said today that it has acquired IonSpec, picking up the company's Fourier transform mass spectrometry technology.


Varian said that it paid $16 million in cash, including the paydown of assumed debt, for IonSpec. Additional payments could be made if products based on the FTMS technology reach specific financial targets over a three-year period.

Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Varian noted that the deal is part of its strategy to strengthen its detection product portfolio, which includes nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging, mass spectrometry, and Fourier transform-infrared systems.

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