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Agilent to Acquire Silicon Genetics

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Technologies has signed an agreement to acquire life science software provider Silicon Genetics, the companies said today.


"Silicon Genetics brings Agilent an outstanding informatics product portfolio and a strong team of people with extensive experience in software development, marketing, sales and support," Fran DiNuzzo, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Integrated Biology Solutions business, said in a statement. "Our combined organizations will offer customers an unparalleled range of informatics solutions spanning applications in gene expression, genotyping, and protein identification."


Silicon Genetics' products include GeneSpring, a genomic expression visualization and analysis platform; Varia, a line of genetic analysis software; and GeNet, a scalable repository for expression data.


Financial terms of the proposed acquisition were not disclosed.


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