NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Agilent Technologies has opened a dual-duty headquarters in Beijing that will house life sciences research and commercial facilities, the company said today.
Agilent CEO Bill Sullivan called the headquarters an “important investment,” saying China is the company’s “second largest and fastest growing market in the world.”
Max Yang, Agilent’s vice president and general manager of its Greater China operations, said the company’s “long-term objective” is to become “further rooted in China and help drive the development of local industries.”
The Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis Center of Excellence and the Agilent Open Lab and Solution Center are situated at the Beijing Want Jing Science Park, the company said, where they will handle R&D, sales, marketing, technical support, and after-sale functions.
The company said the LSCA center will demonstrate Agilent’s bio-analytical-measurement products, and customers will be able to interact with specialists and management.
The OLSC, meantime, will focus on testing and consulting for electronic measurement customers.