|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Agilent Technologies Inc|
|Industry:||Diagnostics & Research|
|Agilent Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in May 1999. The Company is a measurement company, providing core bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the life sciences, chemical analysis, communications and electronics industries. The four operating segments are Life sciences business, Chemical Analysis Business, Diagnostics and Genomics Business and Electronic Measurement Business. Life sciences business provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, consumables, and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. Key product categories in life sciences include: liquid chromatography systems, columns and components; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems; laboratory software and informatics systems; laboratory automation and robotic systems; dissolution testing; nucleic acid solutions; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging and X-Ray Diffraction systems and services and support for the aforementioned products. The Chemical Analysis business provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, consumables, and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. Key product categories in chemical analysis include: gas chromatography systems, columns and components; gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry instruments; atomic absorption instruments; microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometry instruments; inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry instruments; software and data systems; vacuum pumps and measurement technologies; services and support for its products. Diagnostics and genomics business provides solutions that include reagents, instruments, software and consumables that enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the molecular level. Its offerings include immunohistochemistry, In Situ Hybridization, Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining, special staining, DNA mutation detection, genotyping, gene copy number determination, identification of gene rearrangements, DNA methylation profiling, gene expression profiling, as well as automated gel electrophoresis-based sample analysis systems. Electronic Measurement Business provides electronic measurement instruments and systems, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment, and microscopy products. Related services include start-up assistance, instrument productivity and application services and instrument calibration and repair. The Company’s primary competitors are Bruker Corp., Danaher Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Waters Corp, PerkinElmer Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, Sakura and Abbott Laboratories. The Company’s businesses are subject to various significant international, federal, state and local regulations, including but not limited to health and safety, packaging, product content, labor and import/export regulations.|
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