NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fitch Ratings today affirmed its long-term rating on Agilent Technologies' debt at 'BBB+' and revised its outlook to stable from positive, following Agilent's announcement earlier in the day that it would split into two separate, publicly traded firms.

Agilent said that the life sciences and diagnostics business, which also includes its genomics and applied markets products, will retain the Agilent name. It has annual revenues of around $3.9 billion.

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