Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Agilent Technologies to Acquire Varian

This morning I got up with this shocking news:
Agilent Technologies to Acquire Varian, Inc. for $1.5 Billion

Just to clarify, the word shocking was used in the sense of surprising, and with no negative connotations meant. Not being privy to the detail of the deal or to Agilent's plans, I can of course not foresee how this may affect Varian's position in the NMR marketplace or how it may affect the NMR community, although having a big company with a big interest in R&D like Agilent in our market could well be very positive