FILE PHOTO: Workers work on magnetic resonance imaging machines at a manufacturing line of Siemens Healthineers in Shenzhen, China Could 25, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

(Reuters) – German group Siemens Healthineers AG (SHLG.DE) is in superior talks to buy Varian Medical Programs Inc (VAR.N), a maker of gadgets and software program for treating most cancers, in a deal that can worth the medical gadget maker at about $15 billion, Bloomberg Information reported late on Saturday.

The deal may very well be introduced within the coming days, the report added, citing sources.

The talks may nonetheless disintegrate, in keeping with Bloomberg.

Each firms didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Varian, primarily based in Palo Alto, California, is concentrated on creating and delivering revolutionary most cancers remedies and has 10,000 workers. In 2019, it reported whole income of $3.2 billion.

Siemens Healthineers, a by-product from Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE) in 2018, makes X-ray, ultrasound and MRI tools.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Cynthia Osterman

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