Agilent has consolidated its chromatography and mass spectrometry
businesses to maintain lead in the market
Parmeet Ahuja (President and Country General Manager)
Life Sciences Business
Lab equipments and research products
Agilent Technologies India, Plot No. 10, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV, Gurgaon-122016, Haryana
(in Rs Crore)
Rs 255* Crore
* BioSpectrum estimates
With improvisations product portfolio, Agilent is clearly on
its way to consolidate its position in the Indian market
The life sciences sector has been one of the key growth areas for Agilent India. The growing awareness
and requirements from the regulatory stand point, both in the pharma and non-pharma segments,
have been the strong driving forces behind the company's rapid growth. The company's strong global
presence and reliability as a solution provider have made an increasing number of Indian customers
look upon Agilent as their reliable partners in the growth path.
According to BioSpectrum
estimates, Agilent Technologies' life sciences business, in FY 2009-10,
stood at Rs 255 crore. A major share of the revenue comes from the pharma sector which has been
a large contributor to the Agilent's Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis (LSCA) business.
Agilent's core strength has been its chromatography business. Agilent also introduced its next
generation Agilent 7100 Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) system, providing at least 10 times more
sensitivity than any other commercial CE instrument. Its industry-benchmarked 1200 series HPLC
and 7890 GC have been its biggest revenue generators. Agilent's Rapid Resolution LC (RRLC),
a fast LC, has been a big success in the pharma segment. Agilent also launched 1120 Compact
LC, a product for the mid range market segment and the product received a positive feedback
and the orders for the same are on the rise.
In 2009, Agilent Technologies signed a definitive MoU with the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore and the Society for Innovation & Development to form Agilent Measurement Science
Center (AMSC). The center would focus on scientific research, technology and equipment
development and training activities to explore new frontiers in measurement science.
Over the years, Agilent's mass spectrometry (LCMS and GCMS) products have also seen a big jump
in revenues. Today, Agilent is one of the few players, which has a total portfolio of mass
spectrometry techniques that span the various application needs of the industry. With the
instrumentation needs growing, its portfolio of lab informatics solutions, like the
enterprise content management, OpenLAB and Electronic Lab Notebook, has also showed
high double digit growths.