Varian in Drager Distribution Pact

The deal covers drugs of abuse testing products.
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, a supplier of scientific instruments and vacuum technologies for life science and industrial applications, said it entered into a strategic allliance with Drager Safety for the distribution of its drugs of abuse testing products within North America and Europe.

"At Varian, we pioneered the first on site drugs of abuse testing products, and it is significant that we are now partnering with Drager -- the pioneer in breath alcohol detection technology -- for distribution of our DAT products. Varian is pleased to have such a quality partner as Drager Safety. With their significant presence in the law enforcement field and other safety- related industries, this relationship should open doors for us in markets where we currently have limited access," the Palo, Alto, Calif.-based company said.

The company's shares were up $1 at $44.46 Monday.

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