In 2004, China became the No. 3 market for Agilent Technologies' life sciences unit, behind the US and Japan, respectively.

Recently, representatives of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company told Chinese news agencies that Agilent will continue to increase activity in the country with a goal of investing $100 million over a five-year period as part of its strategy of reaching $10 billion in total revenues in the next three to five years.

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