Looking to display its commitment to its bioanalytical tools business, Agilent Technologies plans to open two functional laboratories — which the company has dubbed "centers of excellence" — on both the East and West coasts by March 2007.

According to Agilent, the undisclosed investment in the two centers demonstrates an increasing focus on its life sciences and chemical analysis products, which the company is paying greater attention to after selling off its semiconductor business last year (see BAN 8/17/2005).

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