Agilent Technologies Introduces Expanded Mobile Measurement Portfolio for Multiple Field-Based Applications
20 Feb 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced an expanded line of analytical solutions designed for on-site field use, providing immediate laboratory-quality measurements of a wide variety of samples.

The entire portfolio—a package of specially designed GC, GC/MS, FTIR and HPLC technologies—can be used in multiple environments, spanning the breadth of Agilent’s chemical analysis platform. These include food safety and quality control, agriculture, forensics, mining, biofuels, chemical, and other environmental and material applications. The complete line of mobile measurement solutions is now available worldwide.

“We are pleased to introduce an increasing range of mobile measurement solutions to our customers around the world,” said Ludovic Debusschere, general manager of Agilent’s Micro GC Division, and leader of the mobile measurement solutions team. “These exciting mobile devices are specially engineered to enable rapid, on-site screening and analysis with the same precision, selectivity and sensitivity provided by Agilent’s laboratory instrumentation.”

The complete mobile measurement portfolio features five flagship instruments: the 490 MicroGC, the 1220 Infinity Mobile LC, the 4100 ExoScan Handheld and 4500 Portable FTIR systems, and the 5975T Mobile GC/MSD, available with the 7667A Mini Thermal Desorber. These mobile devices are used to expedite food production and quality testing; measure key parameters for biofuels, oil and gas; perform non-destructive testing of materials; and monitor mining operations. They are also used in homeland security, military and forensics operations for the rapid detection of drugs and explosives, and to enable on-site analysis of environmental samples such as air, water and soil.

“Providing instruments that customers can use when and where they need them is another way Agilent helps scientists make important discoveries and manage workflows,” said Mike McMullen, president of Agilent’s Chemical Analysis Group. “Whether in the lab or in the field, Agilent is there, evolving solutions to meet our customers’ changing needs.”

“These important new technologies provide customers with faster, more cost-effective methods to make informed and actionable decisions when they’re needed most: on-location, wherever their work may take them,” added Debusschere. “We will continue to work closely with customers to develop additional mobile instruments that help solve their immediate analytical challenges in the field.”

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