Agilent Technologies, Inc.
|Headquarters||5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, California, U.S.|
|Revenue||US $6.32 billion (2021)|
Agilent Technologies, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of laboratory equipment, and it develops and distributes laboratory informatics software, with a strong focus on the life sciences and effective measurement solutions.
Agilent Technologies was formed as an offshoot of Hewlett-Packard. On March 2, 1999, the company announced it would split of its test and measurement division—which had revenues of $7.6 billion in 1998—into a new company "so that the company will be 'more agile in the marketplace.'" By the end of July the company had selected the name Agilent Technologies, and in August it filed for initial public offering (IPO). The IPO was made on November 18, 1999, and it raised $2.1 billion, making it one of the largest IPOs in Silicon Valley.
On September 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced another split in the company structure, with Agilent keeping its life sciences, diagnostics, and applied markets sectors while splitting off the electronic measurement sector into a new company; that company name was announced as Keysight Technologies in January 2014. The separation became official on November 1, 2014.
In June 2007, Agilent Technologies bought Kalabie ELN from the Klee Group. Kalabie was eventually integrated into the OpenLAB suite, and with the release of version 4.1 in August 2010, the name of Kalabie was changed to "OpenLAB ELN."
Agilent introduced OpenLAB CDS, a conglomeration of its EZChrom Elite and Chemstation software, in November 2010. This inevitably led to the discontinuation of its Galaxie chromatography software on December 31, 2011.
In June 2016, Agilent announced it had agreed to purchase iLab Solutions, LLC, completing the acquisition August 1. The iLab software became part of the Agilent portfolio as iLab Operations Software.
In early May 2018, Agilent announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire Switzerland-based Genohm SA and its NGS, cloud-based LIMS. The sale was finalized on May 14, though financial terms were not disclosed. As of May 2018[update], it's not clear if Genohm will operate independently as a subsidiary of Agilent or be absorbed into Agilent, though the company declared its "intention to maintain or even expand the Lausanne-based workforce."
Sometime in early 2019, the Agilent page for OpenLAB ELN was modified to exclusively discuss Genohm acquisition SLIMS, a hybrid electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) plus laboratory information management system LIMS. It's not clear if the former OpenLAB ELN was simply discontinued in favor of SLIMS or if OpenLAB ELN was integrated into SLIMS.
On May 1, 2020, Genohm officially became Agilent Technologies. Existing contracts with Genohm would still be valid, getting migrated to Agilent as a vendor of SLIMS.
Technology and products
iLab Operations Software
iLab Operations Software is a modular laboratory information management system-like (LIMS) software package for core facilities "designed to support operations for centralized labs and shared resource facilities" so they may better manager their assets. At its base is a core facility management module, with the ability to connect to many add-ons.
OpenLAB CDS, ECM, SLIMS, and other software
OpenLAB ECM (Enterprise Content Manager) is a scientific data management system (SDMS) that "provides centralized on-premises storage of data generated by Agilent and non-Agilent data systems and other laboratory software, from a single site, on multiple sites, and across the globe."
SLIMS is a combination ELN and LIMS that can "efficiently and comprehensively monitor your assets, quickly identify and address errors, and streamline your processes."
Agilent also develops other software solutions (too many to list here), including for atomic spectroscopy, cell analysis, genomics, mass spectrometry, and molecular spectroscopy. See Agilent's software page for more details.
| The following feature list(s) is/are derived solely from public, freely-available online information the vendor provides. A lack of a "Y" does not necessarily mean that the product doesn't have that feature. The lack of a "Y" could mean:
Pricing is not made public for Agilent products.
Demonstration videos and other media
The following demonstration videos are available for OpebLAB CDS and ECM, as well as SLIMS:
- More than 70 videos (in various languages) related to OpenLAB CDS can be found on the vendor's website.
- Agilent SLIMS 6.9 Highlights
- Agilent SLIMS 6.8 Highlights
- Agilent SLIMS for Biobanks
- Agilent SLIMS for Next-generation sequencing (NGS)
- Introducing Agilent SLIMS: The best of a LIMS, the best of an ELN
- Overview of Agilent SLIMS for Laboratory Information Management
- Agilent SLIMS : Increase Lab Efficiency And Finding Support
See the YouTube channel for all existing videos.
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