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Agilent Buys Molecular Imaging in Bid to Expand Nanotech Imaging Business

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Technologies has acquired privately held Molecular Imaging for an undisclosed amount, the company announced today.


Tempe, Ariz.-based Molecular Imaging makes PicoPlus, a line of atomic force microscopes, which comprise a significant portion of the $1 billion market for nanotechnology imaging and measurement tools.


Agilent's chief business areas are electronic measurements and analytical measurements. With this acquisition, Agilent expands its nanotechnology imaging portfolio.


Since Molecular Imaging has an ongoing relationship with Arizona State University extending back to 1993, Agilent will not move operations from Tempe, the company said. Molecular Imaging's employees have joined Agilent, the company said.

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