Halo Labs forms partnership with Agilent Technologies in Series C funding


BURLINGAME, CA – July 11, 2022 – Halo Labs, a leading life science instrumentation company announced it has raised $6M in series C financing. The round was led by Agilent Technologies Inc. and includes participation from existing investors Research Corporation Technologies, Broad Oak Capital Partners, BioAdvance, and members of the Board of Directors and senior management.

This new funding will be used for continued commercialization of Halo Labs’ Aura™ platform, increasing manufacturing capacity and developing innovative new products to meet the current and new needs of pharmaceutical researchers.

“For the past two years, Halo Labs has deployed an aggressive growth strategy and has raised the bar for innovation in our market,” said Rick Gordon, CEO of Halo Labs. “The fact that we were able to close on a funding round in the current economic environment demonstrates the success of that strategy. Our instruments have been adopted by virtually every major biopharmaceutical company and are now one of the leading tools in cell and gene therapy. With this capital, we will continue our current trajectory and scale our business in some exciting new directions. We are excited to have Agilent as a partner in that journey.”

First launched in 2017, Aura from Halo Labs has disrupted pharmaceutical product development by combining multiple stability, quality, and safety assays into one instrument. Now available in six different models, representing tools specific for different therapeutic modalities and development stages, Aura instruments give pharmaceutical scientists access to an unprecedented amount of data in a matter of minutes, allowing for new therapies to move from the lab to the clinic faster and more safely.

About Halo Labs

Halo Labs in Burlingame, CA is a venture-backed scientific instrumentation and consumable company that commercializes high throughput aggregate, visible and subvisible particle analysis for biopharmaceutical formulation, stability, and product quality control using state-of-the-art custom optics and image processing techniques. Researchers around the globe depend on Halo Labs for unprecedented insights into aggregates and subvisible particles present in their drug products via optical imaging on membranes. For more information, visit www.halolabs.com.

About Agilent

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global leader in the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets, delivering insight and innovation that advance the quality of life. Agilent’s full range of solutions includes instruments, software, services, and expertise that provide trusted answers to our customers’ most challenging questions. The company generated revenue of $6.32 billion in fiscal 2021 and employs 17,000 people worldwide. Agilent’s Early-Stage Partnerships program (ESP) works with startup companies to provide them with support and industry partnerships while providing strategic long-term value to Agilent. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.


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