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Agilent Technologies said Wednesday it has entered an agreement to acquire privately held Genohm, a developer of unique cloud-based software solutions for laboratory management. 

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Genohm is headquartered in Switzerland and has 40 employees. Its main laboratory software automation suite, SLIMS, is a digital platform that provides labs with rapidly deployable and seamless laboratory information management system (LIMS) and electronic lab notebook (ELN) environment that is used in biobanks, research labs and next-generation sequencing facilities. 

The platform tracks data and samples, tests and users, results and workflows, from the original material shipment to the result from lab instruments and in-silico analysis, Agilent said.  

The company noted that the acquisition will enhance its current software portfolio, and help the company bring greater context to analytical data, enabling scientists to generate more results efficiently. 

“Genohm has an excellent footprint in the genomics space,” said Kamni Vijay, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager of Agilent’s Genomics Division. “This acquisition supports our strategy to offer complete next-generation sequencing workflows and improve the laboratory management of our genomic customers.”

“We are very excited to join the Agilent team and believe that together we can accelerate development of the digital lab to help our customers advance science and discovery while ensuring compliance and traceability,” said Frederik Decouttere, founder and CEO of Genohm. “Our laboratory management platform is highly configurable, easily deployable and leverageable across many different workflows, which makes our technology a perfect fit for Agilent.”