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Monday, September 26, 2022

Agilent - Taking Lab Management Forward

A quality management system can be described as coordinated activities to direct and control an organization concerning quality. Laboratory management abides by this definition and aims to provide advanced laboratory services. Agilent Technologies Inc. offers cutting-edge solutions in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets. The company offers laboratories with instruments, services, consumables, applications, and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent CrossLab Enterprise Services has over 40 years of experience in day-to-day lab operation management. They help companies understand the operations challenges in their lab and highlight industry best practices to drive continuous success.

By providing a suite of asset management services to advance lab operations, control costs, and manage process and governance, Agilent partners with the companies by dedicating an onsite team to lend support as their customers adopt elements of the portfolio. Their goal is to simplify, optimize, and transform the laboratory to reach its full potential. Agilent offers enterprise services: Asset Management Programs, Asset Monitoring, Lab-wide Instrument Services, Relocation Services, Scientific Equipment Inventory, CrossLab Strategic Sourcing. The company’s iLab operations software is a modular, web-based, asset management software tool designed to support operations for centralized labs and shared resource facilities. Its functionality includes calendars for reserving specific resources, access control for sensitive or validated equipment, time and cost-tracking against projects, and managing on-hand inventory in the labs and in central stockrooms. The iLab materials management software helps research laboratories simplify their day-to-day operations. Its functionality includes materials requisitioning management, inventory management, and reporting. With this tool, labs can search across multiple vendor catalogs to get the best price, view all orders for the lab and avoid duplicate ordering, and track their inventory.

Agilent also has software designed to track inventories, manage schedules, aggregate data, provide resource visibility, and integrate with other lab systems called iLab operations software. It is a modular, web-based asset management software tool that supports centralized labs and shared resource facilities operations. Its functionality includes calendars for reserving specific resources, access control for sensitive or validated equipment, time and cost-tracking against projects, and managing on-hand inventory in the labs and central stockrooms. The Agilent team has integrated iLab with institutional financial and identity management systems. More than 2,400 core facilities and other shared resource facilities across over 215 organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific rely on the iLab software to streamline operations.

Recently Agilent announced its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The responsibility adds to the global effort by governments, corporations, and other institutions to limit climate warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, a goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Agilent has also committed to interim greenhouse gas reduction goals to ensure it achieves its net-zero goals. “Agilent has been committed to sustainability and environmental protection since our founding,” says Mike McMullen, President, and CEO. “This commitment to net zero is consistent with our history and our mission of delivering insights that advance the quality of life. With our culture of innovation, Agilent is in a strong position to contribute meaningful solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our commitment to net-zero isn’t just the ‘right thing’ to do. It’s aligned with our core business objectives as well,” he added.

Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets and helps its customers to achieve their goals. Food, environmental & forensics, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, chemical & energy, and research. Agilent Labs looks beyond the evolution of current products and platforms to create the technologies that will underlie tomorrow’s breakthroughs, enabling Agilent customers to answer questions at the leading edge of life science, diagnostics, and the applied markets. With a team of approximately 16300 across the globe, Agilent serves customers in over 110 countries.

Agilent Technologies is a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard Company and broke records on Nov. 18, 1999, as the most extensive initial public offering in Silicon Valley history. From a small garage in Palo Alto, California, to serving customers across 110 countries, Agilent has a long history of innovation in communications, electronics, semiconductors, tests and measurements, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries. Today, our team has extensive experience integrating iLab with institutional financial and identity management systems. More than 2,400 core facilities and other shared resource facilities across over 215 organizations in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region rely on the iLab software to streamline operations.

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Mike McMullen
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President & CEO
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