Agilent Opens Training Centre in Singapore

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Column, The Column-10-26-2015, Volume 11, Issue 19

Agilent Technologies Inc. has opened its first training facility in Asia at Yishun, Singapore. Known as Agilent University, the 10,000-square‑foot training facility includes three state‑of‑the‑art laboratories and will offer more than 200 technology courses on techniques such as mass spectroscopy (MS), gas chromatography (GC), and liquid chromatography (LC).   The training will primarily be offered to Agilent customers and field support engineers as well as the general public in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.   Chow Woai-Sheng, Agilent Singapore country general manager and Agilent vice president of global supply chain and logistics, commented: “The comprehensive training we deliver will help our customers - whether lab technicians or cutting‑edge researchers - meet today’s most complex challenges and enhance lab productivity.”   Guest of honour Ms. Thien Kwee Eng, assistant managing director, Singapore Economic Development Board, said, “Singapore’s life science tools and diagnostics sector is well‑positioned for growth, with the sector growing by more than two times in terms of output and employment over the last five years. We welcome Agilent’s latest investment, and look forward to deepening this partnership even further.”   Mr. Mike McMullen, the CEO of Agilent Technologies, confirmed in his keynote address that the life sciences market is growing rapidly with Singapore prepped to become a major scientific hub for the life sciences.    The facility also marks Agilent’s continued investment in Singapore. In 2010, Agilent opened a life sciences instruments manufacturing facility here to meet global demands for LC–MS instruments.   For more information please visit