NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said yesterday that it has inked a deal to buy Velocity11, a private life science lab technology company, for an undisclosed sum.
 
Agilent believes the acquisition will strengthen its automated sample-preparation offerings across a broad range of applications.
 

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