Meaningless Milestone or Must-Have Technology? | GenomeWeb

During a mid-summer visit to Agilent’s headquarters in Palo Alto, the company’s communications director Christina Maehr pulled me aside with a cat-who-swallowed-a-canary expression on her face. Agilent’s R&D team was bursting at the seams to talk about their newest genomics technology, but the marketing department wasn’t ready for prime time. Agilent prides itself on never hyping vaporware. This technology was set to launch.

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