Agilent at a Glance

The Company

As the world's premier measurement company, Agilent offers the broadest range of innovative measurement solutions in the industry. The company's four businesses – Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Electronic Measurement -- provide customers with products and services that make a real difference in the lives of people everywhere. Agilent is committed to providing innovative measurement solutions that enable our customers and partners-- the leaders in their fields -- to deliver the products and services that make a measurable difference in the lives of people everywhere. With a singular focus on measurement, Agilent helps:

  • Advance next-generation wireless communications
  • Help the military become more flexible, mobile and reliable
  • Enable nondestructive subsurface electronic testing of semiconductor materials
  • Analyze the causes and cures for disease
  • Make the world more safe and secure from crime and drugs
  • Aid in the discovery and quality of medicines
  • Keep our air, water, soil and food clean and safe

Market Leadership
Agilent holds many product and market leadership positions, including being first worldwide in overall test and measurement products, as well as in gas chromatographs and liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Agilent is also a leading test and measurement equipment supplier to the telecommunications industry.

Agilent continues to support the values that made Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett's company a success: dedication to innovation; trust, respect and teamwork; and uncompromising integrity. Added to these are speed, focus and accountability to meet customer needs and create a culture of performance that draws on the full range of people's skills and aspirations.

Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis

Agilent's Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis groups provide 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.

Markets and Solutions

  • Biotherapeutics & Biosimilars
  • Energy & Chemicals
  • Food Testing & Agriculture
  • Genomics
  • Homeland Security
  • Materials Testing & Research
  • Proteomics & Protein Sciences
  • Small Molecule Pharmaceuticals & Generics
  • Vacuum Solutions
  • Clinical Research
  • Environmental
  • Forensics & Toxicology
  • Geochemistry, Mining & Metals
  • Integrated Biology
  • Metabolomics
  • Semiconductor Analysis
  • Specialty Chemicals

Product Areas

  • Atomic Spectroscopy
  • Automation Solutions
  • Dissolution
  • Liquid Chromatography
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Microarray Scanners
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • Parts & Supplies
  • Reagents & Standards
  • Software & Informatics
  • X-ray Crystallography
  • Automated Electrophoresis
  • Columns & Sample Preparation
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Microarrays & Hybridization Probes
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Nucleic Acid Solutions
  • Services
  • Vacuum Technologies

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Electronic Measurement

Agilent electronic test instruments help wireless equipment manufacturers achieve the overall quality of the user experience. More than half of the cell phones made and sold each year are designed and tested with Agilent products. In aerospace and defense, our products are used in the design and test state of- the-art electronic systems, such as sophisticated avionics, radar, communication systems, satellite, surveillance and GPS. Agilent products are used across the development lifecycle of computers and semiconductors, from parametric test of semiconductor wafers, to functional and production test of printed circuits boards, to the final test of computer systems to ensure proper performance. Designers of high-speed digital devices use our products to achieve the performance limits for the latest electronic requirements while ensuring conformance and interoperability with industry standards. For the general-purpose electronics market, our instruments accelerate far-reaching applications, from testing alternative sources of energy, to automotive electronics, to power management, to introducing future engineers and scientists in academia to fundamental electronic principles.

Electronic measurement is where we first established our reputation for quality and precision, a legacy we’ve built upon for more than 70 years. As electronics technologies evolve, Agilent stays one step ahead, anticipating, accelerating and achieving our customers’ test and measurement needs.


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Agilent Research Laboratories

The purpose of Agilent Research Laboratories is to power the growth of Agilent Technologies through breakthrough science and technology. Agilent Research Laboratories create competitive advantage through high-impact technology, driving market leadership and growth in Agilent's core businesses and expanding Agilent's measurement footprint into adjacent markets. At the cross-roads of the organization, the Labs are able to identify and enable synergies across Agilent's businesses to create competitive differentiation and compelling customer value.

The Research Laboratories include 1) Agilent Labs, which focuses primarily on Agilent's highest growth priority, bio-analytical measurement, and 2) the Measurement Research Lab, which is part of the Electronic Measurement Group and focuses mainly on technologies that support Agilent’s continuing technology leadership in electronic measurement. The majority of our research is located in the United States in Santa Clara, Calif., with additional locations in Europe and Asia.

Fundamental strengths of the Research Labs include deep technical expertise, a strong base of technology disciplines, a core competence in transferring technologies to Agilent's businesses, and employees who enjoy the richness of a broad, world-class science and engineering environment.

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Agilent Sales and Support

We sell our products primarily through direct sales, but we also utilize distributors, resellers, manufacturer's representatives, telesales and electronic commerce.