Updated on 1 February 2013
Dr Siva Kumar Pasupathi, country business head, life sciences and chemical analysis (LSCA), Agilent Technologies, India
Agilent Technologies has come a long way since its inception in a garage at Palo Alto in California, US. A company that started as a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard (HP), today offers the broadest range of innovative measurement solutions focusing on four main businesses domains, including life science, chemical analysis, electronic measurement and the newly added diagnostics and genomics.
The life sciences and chemical analysis groups of the company provides application-focused solutions that include instruments, software, consumables and services that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products.
In an interview with BioSpectrum, Dr Siva Kumar Pasupathi, country business head, life sciences and chemical analysis (LSCA), Agilent Technologies, India, talks about the group's performance in India and what they expect in 2013. Excerpts from the interview:
What percentage of revenue of the life science and chemical analysis (LSCA) group comes from India?
About 60 percent of Agilent India's revenue comes from the LSCA group and 25 percent of the revenue comes from the life sciences group in India. Overall, Agilent India contributes to one percent of total revenue of Agilent.
Tell us about the Life Science Research Center at Bangalore.
The Life Sciences Research Center in Bangalore, India, supports the company globally and develops methods across markets in life sciences. The center has around 20 competent scientists from various backgrounds. The major focus at this center is pharma and the food industry. Research is undertaken either independently or jointly with external collaborators and is published in peer reviewed journals.