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Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Type Incorporated
Industry Laboratory equipment
Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Revenue US $6.9 billion (2011)[1]
Employees 20,500[1]

Agilent Technologies, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of laboratory equipment, and it develops and distributes laboratory informatics software, with a strong focus on the life sciences and effective measurement solutions.


Agilent Technologies was formed as an offshoot of Hewlett-Packard. On March 2, 1999, the company announced it would split of its test and measurement division — which had revenues of $7.6 billion in 1998 — into a new company "so that the company will be 'more agile in the marketplace.'"[2] By the end of July the company had selected the name Agilent Technologies, and in August it filed for initial public offering (IPO).[3][4] The IPO was made on November 18, 1999, and it raised $2.1 billion, making it one of the largest IPOs in Silicon Valley.[5]

On September 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced another split in the company structure, with Agilent keeping its life sciences, diagnostics, and applied markets sectors while splitting off the electronic measurement sector into a new company; that company name was announced as Keysight Technologies in January 2014.[6][7] The separation became official on November 1, 2014.[8]

Product history

In June 2007, Agilent Technologies bought Kalabie ELN from the Klee Group.[9][10] Kalabie was eventually integrated into the OpenLAB suite, and with the release of version 4.1 in August 2010, the name of Kalabie was changed to "OpenLAB ELN."[11][12][13]

Agilent introduced OpenLAB CDS, a conglomeration of its EZChrom Elite and Chemstation software, in November 2010. This inevitably led to the discontinuation of its Galaxie chromatography software on December 31, 2011.[14]

Technology and products


OpenLAB CDS is a chromatography data management system (CDMS) that "combines chromatography and mass spectrometry into one single data system along with limited control of other vendors’ instruments, eliminating the need for expertise with multiple software products."[15] It's based on its former products ChemStation and EZChrom Elite.

OpenLAB ECM (Enterprise Content Manager) is a scientific data management system (SDMS) that "allows the user to create, manage, collaborate, archive, and re‐use all of his or her business critical information with ease."[16] ECM integrates with OpenLAB ELN.

OpenLAB ELN is an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) that acts as a "central hub for organizing & sharing information between lab members."[17]


Product: OpenLAB ELN
Experiment, collaboration,
and data management
Chemical and/or mathematical drawing and calculation?
Chemical and/or spectrum file support?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[18]
Data and trend analysis?Y[18]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Configurable templates and forms?Y[19]
Query capability?Y[19]
Import data?Y[19]
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?Y[18]
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?Y[18]
Lab and/or group management?Y[19]
Experiment management?Y[19]
Workflow management?Y[18]
Customer and supplier management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[19]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[18]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[18]
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Electronic signatures?Y[18]
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[18]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[19]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[18]
Mobile device integration?
Third-party software integration?Y[19]
Alarms and/or alerts?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?Y[19]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
biotechnology, chemical, cosmetic, food and beverage, manufacturing and R&D, pharmaceutical


Source for pricing information is the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). As prices may change at any time, always contact the vendor directly to obtain a price list or quote.

Note: These are GSA prices, and as such they represent the lowest possible negotiated price. These prices aren't available to any entity outside of the Federal Government, and thus prices for non-government entities will be higher. If anything, they represent the lowest possible negotiated price.


G3620AA Perpetual License, OpenLAB ELN Basic User: $881.90

G3621AA Perpetual License, OpenLAB ELN Biology Research User: $881.90

G3657AA Perpetual License, OpenLab ECM Named User: $479.80

M8213AA OpenLab CDS License Configuration: $93.72

M8301AA OpenLab CDS Chemstation Workstation: $6,416.01

M8301AA OpenLab CDS EZChrom Ed. Workstation: $6,416.01


(Note: The GSA site still lists the OpenLAB ELN services by the old name "Kalabie.")

R2037A OpenLAB ELN Install and Service: $7,003.14

R1837A OpenLAB ELN Travel and Expenses: $1,313.64

R2038A OpenLAB ELN Additional Training, One Day, 10 Users: $1,751.79

R2039A OpenLAB ELN Additional Training, Two Days, 10 Users: $3,502.77

Demonstration videos and other media

The following demonstration videos are available for OpenLAB ELN:

The following demonstration videos are available for OpebLAB CDS and ECM:

Additional information


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Agilent - Company Information" Agilent Technologies, Inc.. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  2. Kanellos, Michael (03 March 1999). "CEO to step down after major shakeup". CNET CNET Networks, Inc. Archived from the original on 06 December 2001. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  3. Shankland, Stephen (28 July 1999). "HP names spinoff Agilent". CNET CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. "HP Prepares IPO for Spinoff Agilent". Los Angeles Times. 17 August 1999. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. "Company History Timeline — 1999". Company History Timeline. Agilent Technologies. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  6. "Agilent Technologies to Separate into Two Industry-Leading Public Companies". Agilent Technologies, Inc. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. "Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company". Agilent Technologies, Inc. 07 January 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  8. "Keysight Technologies Begins Trading as Independent Company". Keysight Technologies. 03 November 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  9. "Agilent Technologies Expands Informatics Portfolio with Electronic Notebook for Life Sciences, Chemical Analysis After Acquiring Kalabie from Klee Group". Agilent Technologies, Inc. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  10. "ChemAxon and Agilent Technologies Sign Agreement Extending JChem Integration With Kalabie Electronic Lab Notebook". Sys-Con Media. 21 September 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  11. "Agilent Technologies' New Version of Agilent OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook Accelerates Analytical Chemistry Workflows". Agilent Technologies, Inc. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  12. "Agilent Technologies' New Electronic Lab Notebook Expedites Decisions, Helps Users Manage Workflows and Collaborate". Agilent Technologies, Inc. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  13. "Agilent - Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)". Agilent Technologies, Inc. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  14. "Galaxie Chromatography Software". Agilent Technologies, Inc. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  15. "OpenLAB CDS". Agilent Technologies, Inc. Retrieved 08 July 2016. 
  16. "OpenLAB ECM". Agilent Technologies, Inc. Retrieved 08 July 2016. 
  17. "OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)". Agilent Technologies, Inc. Retrieved 08 July 2016. 
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 "Agilent OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)" (PDF). Agilent Technologies, Inc. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  19. 19.00 19.01 19.02 19.03 19.04 19.05 19.06 19.07 19.08 19.09 19.10 "Agilent OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)" (PDF). Agilent Technologies, Inc. 07 January 2014. Retrieved 01 September 2015.