Agilent Technologies had a busy week, completing its acquisition of informatics company Scientific Software for an undisclosed sum and inking a new pact with Caliper Life Sciences for the development of clinical diagnostic applications for certain instrument platforms.

The acquisition of Scientific Software would give Agilent one of the largest installed bases of chromatographic data systems — SSI has more than 120,000 installations — and a broad portfolio of laboratory informatics software in the life science and chemical industries.

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