Agilent Technologies, formerly Cobalt Light Systems, manufactures a range of products based on Raman spectroscopy. By using novel variants of Raman, Agilent's instruments are able to accurately analyse materials hidden inside objects or through barriers such as coloured plastics, glass, fabric and paper. Agilent's Raman products are used for liquid explosive detection at airport security, by global pharmaceutical manufactures for quality control of raw materials and tablets & capsules, and for handheld through-barrier detection/identification of hazardous materials in Hazmat response. EOD and Law Enforcement.
On July 7 2017, Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it had acquired Cobalt Light Systems. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Agilent is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. With more than 50 years of insight and innovation, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions, and people provide trusted answers to its customers' most challenging questions. The company generated revenues of $4.20 billion in fiscal 2016 and employs about 13,000 people worldwide.