Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that professor John A. McLean has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his contributions to ion mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS) focused on advanced applications, including comprehensive biomolecular systems analysis and synthetic ... more
Agilent to Acquire Dako for $2.2 Billion
23-May-2012: Agilent Technologies Inc. and EQT, the Sweden-based private equity group, announced the execution of a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire Dako, the Denmark-based cancer diagnostic company. The $2.2 billion acquisition (on a debt-free basis) is the largest in Agilent’s history.
“In the rapidly growing diagnostics market, Dako’s products and capabilities are a strategic complement to Agilent’s existing offerings,” said Bill Sullivan, Agilent president and chief executive officer. “Dako is one of the world’s leading providers of cancer diagnostics tools, and together we will be able to develop a wider range of products that help in the fight against cancer.”
“Agilent’s strategy in acquiring Dako is about strengthening the company’s presence in life science and about revenue growth,” said Sullivan. “Dako employs extremely talented people with specialized expertise that we highly value. Their knowledge and experience will be very important as we move forward together.”
Lars Holmkvist, CEO of Dako, said, “Our combined companies will have complementary strengths. Like Agilent, Dako has a long history as a leader in scientific advancement and a culture that values discovery and innovation. We believe that Agilent and Dako are a winning combination.”
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Dr. Carolyn Mountford has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of her work using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy technology in cancer research.Dr. Mountford is a professor of radiology at The University of Newcastle A ... more
Agilent Technologies Inc.announced a recycling program that enables customers in the United States and Canada to return used atomic absorption lamps. Under this new program, laboratories are invited to return used hollow cathode lamps for recycling. This recycling service is offered through ... more
Twsett originated the chromatography with his work about the separation of chlorophyll in 1903. For some time it was relatively quite around this new technology. Exceptions were the workings of Kuhn and Lederer (1931) as well as of Hesse (1936 and 1942). A break through succeeded to E. Crem ... more
Dako Denmark A/S and Epitomics, Inc. announced that they have entered into a collaboration which will allow the companies to unite competencies to provide the Anatomic Pathology market with state-of-the-art antibodies.Dako's expertise within the field of human cancer diagnostics, including ... more
Dako announced that two of its products have obtained a CE-mark as diagnostic tests for selecting patients with metastatic stomach (gastric) cancer who may benefit from Herceptin(TM) treatment. Dako's HercepTest(TM) and HER2 FISH pharmDx(TM) enable physicians to identify the unique group of ... more
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