PALO ALTO, Calif. and IDI-ARABA, LAGOS, Nigeria, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremonyin Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria, Varian (NYSE: VAR) joined H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and other dignitaries to commission the NSIA-LUTH
"We greatly value our strategic partnership with Varian, which has recently deployed two VitalBeam systems, a Halcyon device and a brachytherapy machine to the NSIA-LUTH to replace our old LINAC device and a cobalt unit in our existing radiotherapy bunkers," Professor Chris Bode, chief medical director of NSIA-LUTH said. "Varian will also be deploying a Training Centre to our Institution in support human capacity development in radiotherapy across the sub-region – the first of its kind in West Africa."
Jean-Luc Devleeschauwer, president, Varian Oncology Systems EMEIA, added, "We are proud of our partnership with the Nigerian government and the NSIA-LUTH to make this advanced cancer treatment technology available to patients across Nigeria. We look forward to the completion of the installation and the education and training of the NSIA-LUTH staff, as the hospital becomes a beacon of hope for cancer patients across the country."
About Varian Varian is a leader in developing and delivering cancer care solutions and is focused on creating a world without fear of cancer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Varian employs approximately 7,000 people around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com and follow @VarianMedSys on Twitter.
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