This story originally ran on May 19.

By Tony Fong

Agilent Technologies expects its recently completed acquisition of Varian to add about $111 million to its Life Sciences business for the second half of fiscal 2010, company officials said this week.

As the company integrates the Varian business into its fold, Agilent CEO William Sullivan added that the company in one year "will be in a position to again look at [large M&A] opportunities."

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