Santa Clara, CA 5/2/18; Santa Clara, CA 5/14/18—Agilent Technologies, a supplier to the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, has acquired Genohm, a provider of cloud-based laboratory software. Financial details were not disclosed. Based in Switzerland with 40 employees, Genohm sells the SLIMS platform, consisting of a LIMS and ELN used in biobanks, research labs and NGS facilities. Agilent stated that the purchase will add LIMS and workflow management capabilities to its software offerings, as well as expand its ELN capabilities. "The modern architecture of SLIMS is perfectly aligned with the values of Agilent's OpenLab products,” commented John Sadler, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Software and Informatics Division. “By integrating this technology with our broad and diverse instrument portfolio, we are in a unique position to support and enhance the operations of modern laboratories—truly helping our customers to do more with their data." Kamni Vijay, PhD, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Genomics Division stated, "This acquisition supports our strategy to offer complete next generation sequencing workflows and improve the laboratory management of our genomic customers." Genohm has over 40 employees, according to its website. Earlier this year, Genohm released SLIMS v6.1, with new features such as dashboards. The acquisition can be expected to benefit Agilent’s laboratory software business but also its NGS and clinical businesses. In addition, the purchase expands the company’s cloud computing and workflow management capabilities.

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