Company History Timeline — 2010s
Agilent purchases Varian, Inc., the largest acquisition in the company’s history. The majority of Varian’s product lines join Agilent’s Chemical Analysis Group (CAG), while the Life Sciences Group (LSG) gains key businesses, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Agilent and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) enter into a collaboration to develop new scientific methods for analyzing food borne illnesses and food quality. As a part of this effort, Agilent provides NCFST with an extensive assortment of the latest analytical chemistry and life science instrumentation, along with training and applications support.
Agilent joins in a collaborative effort with the newly formed Synthetic Biology Institute at UC Berkeley as its first Industry Member.
China becomes the first country outside the United States to achieve over $1 billion in orders with Agilent during a single year.