SANTA CLARA, Calif., and KINGSTON, Ontario -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has joined the sponsors of GreenCentre Canada, a national centre of excellence for commercializing green chemistry discoveries generated by academic researchers and industry.
'I am extremely excited to have Agilent join our group of industry sponsors,' said Dr. Rui Resendes, executive director of GreenCentre Canada. 'As a global leader in the development of analytical technologies, Agilent brings expertise that will be invaluable in the support of all our commercialization activities.'
'Agilent is very excited to become a GreenCentre industry sponsor,' said Kathy Moffatt, country manager for Agilent's Chemical Analysis Group in Canada. 'We share the same vision to advance green chemistry and our products and our people will continue to reflect this commitment.'
GreenCentre's commercialization model is unprecedented for the way that it involves industry partners in centre governance and in the assessment and selection of technologies to be commercialized. The not-for-profit centre offers an all-in-one commercialization ecosystem that includes everything from assessment, scale-up and testing to intellectual property protection, business management and financial resources.
In addition to Agilent, GreenCentre's industrial partners to date include Ford Motor Co., Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, NexCycle Plastics Inc., Stepan Co., Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc., NOVA Chemical Corp., Polycorp Ltd., and Pressure Chemical Co.
About GreenCentre Canada
Funded by the governments of Ontario and Canada, and by industry, GreenCentre Canada is dedicated to developing environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional chemical and manufacturing products and practices. It is governed and operated with the assistance of industry members from across the chemical value chain. The centre is located at Innovation Park at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. More information is available at www.greencentrecanada.com.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.