Delaware BioBreakfast 2012
Members of Delaware’s life science community were brought together at Agilent Technologies on May 18 for the Delaware BioBreakfast event. Featured speakers at the event were Helen Stimson of Agilent Technologies, Rich Grossman of VWR International, Gary Jackoway of MIDI Inc. and Jennifer Van Anda of Aurora SFC Systems.
This is the second year that the BioBreakfast has been held at Agilent, a measurement technologies company that specializes in electronic test and measurement, the life sciences and chemical analysis. Stimson, VP and General Manager at Agilent, provided the audience with the history of Agilent and an overview of the company. The company is spin-off from Hewlett Packard, which became publically traded in 1999. The company now employs over 18,500, with locations world-wide.
“Our primary responsibility is to partner with engineers and scientists to help them with their measurement needs.” Stimson said. “We make a whole combination of different kinds of products.”
Agilent makes scientific lab equipment including mass spectrometers and gas chromatography instruments. Agilent also has a large electronic measurement group that make technologies including network surveillance technology used to monitor terrorists.