Agilent Announces Target Enrichment Manufacturing Plant in China
SANTA CLARA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has established in-country manufacturing of its SureSelect portfolio at its facility in Hangzhou, China.
Agilent is a leading provider of next-generation sequencing assays, and customers often develop custom panels for their routine applications. Therefore, lead time is a critical aspect of how Agilent uniquely serves its customers, enabling them to validate and implement their tests quickly and efficiently.
Expanding SureSelect test manufacturing capabilities in China, to the same high-quality standard (ISO 13485: 2016) as Agilent’s manufacturing sites in the United States, will significantly reduce the time between initial design and delivery to the client. Additionally, China-based manufacturing will allow for faster development and iteration on optimization of custom panels and faster sourcing for routine sequencing applications.
“Agilent’s investment in developing and expanding our manufacturing capabilities for SureSelect products represents an example of our commitment to continuous improvement and the growth opportunities we see in the Chinese market,” said Kevin Meldrum, Vice President and General Manager of Agilent’s Genomics Division. investing in China ensures that our customers there will have easy access to our analysis technology as a local partner able to meet their unique needs. ”
As a company, Agilent has a long history of investing in the Chinese market. This announcement extends and reinforces the company’s commitment to China, genomics and our NGS portfolio by embracing and adapting to the needs of the local market.
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