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What is IVAN

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The International Varian-Agilent NMR users group sponsored by MR Resources.

MR Resources is pleased to announce the formation of a new international organization directed toward owners and users of NMR spectrometers from Varian Inc. and Agilent Technologies Inc.

As we all know, on October 14, 2014 Agilent Technologies Inc., owner of the former NMR division of Varian Inc., exited the NMR business. As a result, during the two years since, MR Resources has greatly increased its service and support commitment to Varian-Agilent NMR owners and users, welcoming many new customers in the process. MR Resources is fully dedicated to helping support the approximately 5,500 Varian-Agilent NMR spectrometers that remain in use worldwide. We hope that MR Resources will be the new home for all Varian-Agilent NMR spectrometer owners and users worldwide.

As such, to further increase our on-going commitment to Varian-Agilent NMR users, MR Resources will provide full and exclusive sponsorship for the IVAN Users Group. The purpose of the group will be to facilitate on-going technical support of the International Varian-Agilent NMR spectrometer user community by fostering interactive information exchange and face-to-face meetings of users. We wish to provide a much needed home base and platform for meetings, communications and other activities for owners and users of Varian-Agilent NMR spectrometers.  MR Resources and IVAN are not affiliated with Agilent Technologies Inc. or Varian Inc. in any way.

The IVAN Users Group is now officially active, and to start things off MR Resources will sponsor a series of informative and interactive meetings for Varian-Agilent NMR users locally, regionally and in conjunction with NMR conferences. The IVAN meetings will take place in different locations around the world. Locations for meetings will be determined by the needs of users.  Please indicate on the membership sign-up form if you would like to participate in an organization in your area. These meetings will be exclusive to IVAN User Group members and will be free of charge to attend. These meetings will bring together owners, customers and users, along with MR Resources personnel and many highly committed former Varian-Agilent experts. Indeed, the IVAN Executive Committee is comprised of a “Who’s Who” from the Varian-Agilent NMR companies and the NMR community at large. Our first meeting will be in San Jose, California at the Fairmont Hotel on Friday October 28, 2016. We are also planning a subsequent full day meeting to accompany the Asilomar ENC in the spring of 2017 to be held the Saturday before the ENC opening.

If you are an owner of a Varian-Agilent NMR spectrometer or an interested user, you are invited to join IVAN and attend our meetings, as well as participate in other activities that will soon be developed.  Select Join IVAN and fill out the membership form. We urge as many Varian-Agilent NMR spectrometer owners and users worldwide to join this very important group in order to ensure continuing operation and longevity of the Varian-Agilent NMR systems that we all have such a huge investment in.

Membership

Membership in IVAN is available to all Varian-Agilent NMR spectrometer owners and interested users, independent of your service plan or status as a MR Resources customer. There is no charge to become a member or to participate in meetings and activities. There are some restrictions on membership for those who do not identify as a direct Varian-Agilent NMR end-user site and for those that are NMR Vendors. MR Resources intends its own commercial involvement in the user group to be low key. The success of the IVAN user group depends upon the activities of its members. The role of MR Resources is to provide a home for meetings and communication. An email link is available on the membership form to contact us directly with questions about membership.

The on-going objectives for IVAN will be those of its users to enhance the usefulness of their NMR systems, extend the lifetime of the instruments, and to keep them running properly.

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