Agilent Tech pays $52m for Raman spectroscopy developer Cobalt

Agilent Technologies said today it’s acquired U.K.-based Raman spectroscopic instrument developer Cobalt Light Systems for $51.5 million (GBP £40 million). Cobalt develops benchtop and handheld Raman spectroscopic instruments based on proprietary technologies to enable through-barrier identification of chemicals and materials, the company said. “Raman spectroscopy is one of the fastest-growing segments in spectroscopy. This acquisition

Agilent Technologies introduces new emission spectrometers

Agilent Technologies introduced a new addition to its lineup of inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometers. The Agilent 5110 ICP-OES will enable scientists to perform faster, more precise ICP-OES analysis than ever before in food, environmental and pharmaceutical testing as well as for mining and industrial applications. The new spectrometers build on the company’s breakthrough 5100

Agilent Technologies introduces 4200 TapeStation System for next-generation sequencing

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the 4200 TapeStation system, a fully automated instrument that enables scientists to rapidly analyze up to 96 DNA samples at a time. “We designed the new instrument —the successor to our popular 2200 TapeStation system—to address the need for both higher throughput and higher quality in next-generation sequencing labs,” said Knut