Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 14 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 17, 2017 | Web Date: July 12, 2017

Agilent acquires Raman spectroscopy firm

Purchase of Cobalt Light Systems market Agilent’s entry into Raman market
Department: Business
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: instrumentation, Raman spectroscopy, pharmaceuticals, explosives

Agilent Technologies has entered the Raman spectroscopy market with the acquisition of the British firm Cobalt Light Systems for about $52 million.

Based in Oxfordshire, England, Cobalt was formed in 2008 as a spin-off from the U.K. Science & Technology Facilities Council. Today it has 52 employees and claims as customers 20 of the 25 largest drug companies and more than 75 airports across Europe and Asia.

Cobalt’s products are benchtop and portable Raman spectrometers . . .

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