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Agilent Sells $4M in Equipment to CDC for Chemical Terrorism Testing

NEW YORK, March 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Technologies will sell $4 million worth of chemical emission testing systems and services, including 30 chromatography/mass spectrometry systems, to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the company said today.

 

The equipment is intended to help the CDC respond to chemical terrorism threats, Agilent said.

 

"These instruments will help guide public health management of chemical incidents by identifying the chemical agent and determining who has been exposed and their level of exposure," said Mike McMullen, vice president and general manager of Agilent's chemical analysis solutions unit.

 

The CDC had previously bought $5 million worth of other life sciences equipment and services from Agilent for its Chemical Terrorism Laboratory Network.

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