Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Agilent Combines Its Life Sciences and Diagnostics Businesses

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Decision follows Agilent's announcement that it plans to separate the company into two independent publicly traded companies.

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces it has combined its Life Sciences Group with its Diagnostics and Genomics business, naming Lars Holmkvist the new group's president and senior vice president of Agilent, effective immediately. Holmkvist was previously president of the Diagnostics and Genomics Group and senior vice president of Agilent.

The split will see one company focused on life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets, retaining the Agilent name, and the other focused on electronic measurement, which will be named later.

Agilent, the life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets company, will be comprised of two businesses - the Chemical Analysis Group, led by Mike McMullen, current group president and Agilent senior vice president, and the new Life Sciences and Diagnostics Group, under Holmkvist as its president. Nick Roelofs, who has been president of the Life Sciences Group, will leave Agilent to pursue other business opportunities.

"We are creating a new Agilent with a simplified structure that can move quickly to develop and deliver industry-leading total workflow solutions for our customers," said William (Bill) Sullivan, Agilent president and CEO. "Lars is the ideal leader for the new group with his years of experience, depth of market knowledge and superb leadership style."

Agilent also announced that with the spinoff of its electronic measurement business, it has created a new Agilent Order Fulfillment organization. Henrik Ancher-Jensen has been named president of Agilent Order Fulfillment and senior vice president of Agilent. He replaces Gooi Soon Chai, who is joining the electronic measurement spinoff company. Ancher-Jensen was previously vice president, Global Product Supply, for Agilent's Diagnostics and Genomics Group, and corporate vice president, Global Operations, for Dako.

"Henrik understands the priority of customer satisfaction while at the same time contributing to margin expansion goals. His experience and drive for excellence makes him a great match for this important position," Sullivan said.

"The new simplified organization positions an already strong set of businesses for greater growth and shareholder return," Sullivan said.

Lars Holmkvist
Holmkvist joined Agilent in June 2012, when Agilent acquired Dako. He had been president and CEO of Dako since 2009. Before joining Dako, Holmkvist served as president, Europe, for Applied Biosystems, where he was later promoted to president, International, with responsibilities for all commercial operations outside the U.S.

Holmkvist brings more than 25 years' experience within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, where he has held increasingly significant roles in marketing, sales and business management. He holds a degree in economics from Handelshogskolan Sundsvall in Sweden.

Henrik Ancher-Jensen
Ancher-Jensen came to Agilent in June 2012 with the acquisition of Dako. He joined Dako in 2006 as vice president, Supply Chain, and chief information officer, and was subsequently promoted to corporate vice president, Global Operations. Prior to joining Dako, he spent more than 15 years in senior management roles and management consulting with Chr. Hansen, Deloitte Consulting and NVE. Ancher-Jensen holds a degree in economics from Aarhus University in Denmark.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Agilent Presents Thought Leader Award to Renowned Medicinal Scientist
Company has announced that Dr. Shilin Chen has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in support of his groundbreaking herbal genomics research using multi-omics techniques.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Agilent Technologies Introduces First Commercial Software
Company has introduced new software to help cancer researchers in metabolic flux analysis.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Agilent, ASI Announce Agreement
Company has announced co-marketing agreement with ASI for fluorescence in situ hybridization.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Agilent Technologies and Eurofins Genomics Collaborate
Company has announced collaboration with Eurofins Genomics to expand SureVector cloning system.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Agilent Technologies to Sponsor USCAP 2016
Company has announced that it will be a Silver sponsor of USCAP 2016, the annual gathering of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Agilent Names CNAG as Certified Provider of Target-Enrichment Services
Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG) in Barcelona is one of Europe’s leading genome analysis centers.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Agilent to Close NMR Business
The announcement is part of Agilent's strategy to address the business shortfalls of its Research Products Division.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Agilent Technologies, University of Toronto to Collaborate on Metabolomics MRM Library-Software Solution
Scientists will be provided with a robust LC/MS solution to accelerate cell biology, disease research.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Agilent, Seoul National University to Collaborate on New Research Center
The facility will support new drug development center in the university's college of pharmacy.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Agilent Introduces Enhanced Electronic Laboratory Notebook
OpenLAB ELN integrates scientific results from multiple analytical software applications, quickly and easily.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Agilent and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology Collaborate
Neurometabolomics Center will use Agilent's bio-analytical instruments in research of biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis of brain diseases.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Agilent to Acquire Assets from ABC Instrumentación Analítica
The companies have signed a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire assets from the privately held Mexican distributor.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Agilent Reports Third-Quarter Results
Revenues were $1.65 billion for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2013, down 4 percent over one year ago.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Agilent Technologies Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS Selected for R&D 100 Award
These prestigious awards recognize the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Agilent to Host Forensics Webinar
The webinar, which will be held on June 20, will focus on LC/MS/MS methods for cannabinoid and benzodiazepine quantitation in whole blood samples.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Scientific News
Liquid Biopsies: Miracle Diagnostic or Next New Fad?
Thanks to the development of highly specific gene-amplification and sequencing technologies liquid biopsies access more biomarkers relevant to more cancers than ever before.
Flu Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Death For Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Researchers at Imperial College London have suggested that the vaccine may have substantial benefits for patients with long-term conditions.
Cancer Gene-Drug Combinations Ripe for Precision Medicine
The study aims to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be paired with a precision therapy.
Porphyrins as Catalysts in Scalable Organic Reactions
This review covers the most relevant scalable porphyrin-catalysed procedures, showing how these compounds represent broad applications in chemistry.
CDC Updates Zika Recommendations
CDC has issued updated Zika recommendations and guidance for healthcare providers with a focus on sexual transmission.
Exploiting Malaria’s Achilles’ Heel
Researchers have uncovered an Achilles' heel in malaria's anti-drug treatment arsenal that could lead to a disease cure.
Genome of 6000-Year-Old Barley Sequenced
Researchers have successfully sequenced the genome of Chalcolithic barley grains for the first time.
3D Models May Yield Ovarian Cancer Insights
Researchers are developing new tools to decipher ovarian cancer developments through a 3D printing technology.
Targeting BRAF Mutations in Thyroid Cancer
Treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with vemurafenib showed anti-tumor activity in a third of patients.
Plant Compounds Fight Together Against Colon Cancer
Research shows treating colon cancer cells with curcumin, then silymarin is more effective than treatment with each individually.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!