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Agilent Expects 2- to 5-Percent Decline in Q3 Revenue; Closes Stratagene Buy

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Agilent Technologies today said it expects third-quarter revenue to decline between 2 percent and 4.8 percent year over year, or to between $1.38 billion and $1.42 billion from $1.45 billion last year.
 
The company also said it has closed its acquisition of Stratagene for $10.94 a share, or $246 million.
 
Agilent said Stratagene has more than 450 employees, who have now joined the firm. The company did not mention trimming Stratagene’s workforce.
 
Stratagene has operations in Texas, California, Japan, and Amsterdam.
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