Agilent expands analysis tools with A2 asset purchase - Embedded.com

Agilent expands analysis tools with A2 asset purchase

Agilent Technologies Inc. and A2 Technologies have signed a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire specific assets of A2 Technologies. The acquisition includes substantially all of A2 Technologies' intellectual property, technology, employees and its spectroscopy product portfolio.

A2 Technologies (Danbury, Connecticut) specializes in FT-IR technology for lab and field use. A2 Technologies manufactures and develops portable FT-IR spectrometers designed for the analytical needs of the petrochemical, environmental, aerospace, art conservation, academia, geoscience general environments where there is a need for analysis. The portable FT-IR analyzers extend the proven capabilities of Fourier transform infrared technology by rendering sample preparation obsolete and ensuring real time results.

Mike McMullen, president of Agilent's Chemical Analysis Group. “We set out to grow our spectroscopy business, which we acquired this past year when Varian joined us, so we can offer customers an even wider range of the industry's best solutions. Adding A2 Technologies' cutting-edge, patented technology and top talent is a major move in this direction.”

Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to be final in mid-February. Financial details were not disclosed.

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