Agilent Technologies acquires particular assets of A2 Technologies Agilent Systems Inc. Financial details were not disclosed for the acquisition, which was first announced Jan. 19. The acquisition supports Agilent’s goal of expanding its spectroscopy business. Substantially all of A2 Technologies’ intellectual property, technology and spectroscopy item portfolio are now component of Agilent’s Spectroscopy Solutions Division within its Chemical Analysis Group. All former A2 Technologies workers have joined Agilent.BusinessWeek reviews that insurers and taxpayers will foot the costs for changing health care these times likely, and that doctors shall experience the least pain. ‘It’s safe to state doctors will give up the least, pharmaceutical and medical device makers will fall somewhere in the middle, and insurers shall be the big losers. This content is republished with kind permission from our close friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation.