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Agilent Technologies Names Neil Cook Vice President of Molecular Technology Laboratory, Agilent Laboratories


Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the appointment of Neil Cook, Ph.D., as vice president and director of the Molecular Technology Laboratory at Agilent Laboratories. Agilent Laboratories is a world-leading industrial-research center that focuses on technology breakthroughs to ensure leadership in Agilent's existing businesses and to provide technology foundations that can create new businesses for the company going forward.

Cook also will serve as the research and development/technology manager for Agilent's Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis (LSCA) business. In this role, his responsibilities include shaping the future technology direction and R&D strategy for LSCA across its life sciences, materials science and chemical analysis businesses.

"Neil joins Agilent with a wealth of knowledge and experience in broad areas of life sciences research and technology," said Darlene J.S. Solomon, Agilent chief technology officer and vice president of Agilent Laboratories. "Because of his leadership positions in research and development, business development, and marketing, he understands the cross-functional elements that drive successful organizations. We are pleased to welcome Neil to Agilent."

Prior to joining Agilent, Cook held a variety of leadership positions at PerkinElmer since 2002. Most recently he was vice president for research and business development and chief scientific officer of the Life and Analytical Sciences division. Previously, Cook held vice president positions at Amersham Biosciences in corporate development, drug discovery marketing, and research and development.

Cook, originally from the United Kingdom, holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from The Polytechnic Wolverhampton and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of London, King's College. He completed post-doctoral research at the Clinical Research Center in Harrow, Middlesex.

Source: Agilent Technologies