Varian Medical Systems Teams with Cogent Health Solutions

EQUICARE CS™ powers a proactive follow-up care program designed to help cancer survivors achieve a better post-treatment quality of life

PALO ALTO, Calif. — March 20, 2008 — Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) today announced it is offering oncology treatment centers a way to provide cancer survivors proactive follow-up care to achieve a better post-treatment quality of life.  Varian is teaming with Cogent Health Solutions to offer Cogent’s EQUICARE CS™ (cancer survivorship) case management software with Varian’s ARIA™ Oncology Information System for the management of cancer treatment centers.

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Business in Vancouver – Interview with Cogent CEO, Len Grenier

Mission: Develop Cogent Health Solutions startup into a successful commercial health-care industry contender

Assets: Lengthy experience in building technology companies

Yield: CEO and president of a health-care company with global marketplace potential in applying management software to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments

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Entrepreneurs Team-Up to Finance and Take Cogent Health Solutions to Market

Cogent Health Solutions today announced that serial entrepreneurs responsible for building three of British Columbia’s most successful health and technology companies – ALI Technologies, Creo, and MDS Laboratories – have partnered to finance and play strategic roles in establishing Cogent as the leader in the cancer survivorship data management market. A $3.0 million venture financing from Yaletown Venture Partners and angel investors is backing the team as it prepares to launch with major US-based healthcare partners.