Product News: Agilent Continues to Increase Throughput Across Platforms

24 Feb 2009

Agilent is exhibiting a broad range of new products at this year’s Pittcon, including the 7693A Automatic Liquid Sampler (ALS) and upgrades to the 7890A Gas Chromatography (GC) System that will substantially increase productivity. The company is also exhibiting a next-generation high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-Chip Mass Spectrometer (MS).

The Agilent 7693A ALS minimizes operator variability by automating time-consuming sample preparation steps. It offers superior precision of chromatographic results with industry-leading reliability, providing better than 1 percent RSD for samples from 50 nl to 250 µl. GC cycle times are up to five times shorter than other autosamplers, making it the fastest-cycling on the market.

The Agilent 7890A GC now features a universal inlet that allows the precise injection of “dirty” samples through programmed temperature vaporation. Combined with backflush, this capability greatly speeds injection-to-injection cycles by eliminating sample cleanup through the removal of matrix contamination of food, environmental and forensic/toxicology samples.

Agilent’s new HPLC-chip MS enables automation of phosphopeptide analysis workflow, which improves the study of cellular phosphorylation events. The HPLC-chip MS is a reusable, nanoflow-rate chip that contains an enrichment section with titanium dioxide beads flanked on both sides with C18 reverse phase material.

Agilent will continue to focus on application development in the food safety, environmental, proteomics, pharmaceuticals, forensics and hydrocarbon analysis segments. In food safety, Agilent has made particular advances in melamine testing and offers the broadest portfolio of solutions, including GC/MS-, LC- and LC/triple quadrupole MS (LC/MS/MS)-based applications.

Visit Agilent Technologies at Booth #3634.