Agilent announces cutting-edge advances in GC/MS and LC/Q-TOF Technology at ASMS 2024

Latest mass spectrometry innovations showcased at the this year's annual conference

3 Jun 2024
Agilent Technologies logo

Agilent Technologies is introducing two new products at the 72nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics in Anaheim, California. The Agilent 7010D Triple Quadrupole GC/MS System which targets the food and environmental markets, offers precision and sensitivity in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Additionally, the Agilent ExD Cell for use with the 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF system, serves the biopharma market and life science research.

The Agilent 7010D Triple Quadrupole GC/MS System (7010D GC/TQ) features the new HES 2.0 ion source, providing attogram-level sensitivity, unmatched robustness, and industry-leading uptime. Built-in intelligence, including SWARM autotune and Early Maintenance Feedback (EMF), streamlines analytical workflows and reduces unplanned instrument downtime, making it a reliable partner in navigating evolving regulatory requirements.

The 7010D GC/TQ also includes the My Green Lab Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency (ACT) Label, reflecting environmentally conscious manufacturing practices. Additionally, the MassHunter Acquisition 13.0 software enhances user experience with a refreshed interface and compliance tools, enabling users to take control of data integrity and adhere to compliance guidelines such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11, and GAMP5.

The Agilent ExD Cell available for the 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF enhances peptide and protein characterization capabilities by adding electron capture dissociation (ECD). With the trend towards increasingly complex biotherapeutics this meets the need for more thorough structural characterization.

The field installable ExD cell addon for the 6545XT is designed for researchers in the ‘discovery phase’ who are faced with diverse analytical challenges. ECD is particularly appropriate for the study of large proteins, fragile modifications, and isomeric residues – analytes which can be difficult to unambiguously characterize with traditional collision induced dissociation (CID) methods alone.

Coupled with the inherent capabilities of the 6545XT for intact protein analyses, the ExD cell is also suited for performing top to middle down characterization of large and highly charged proteins (such as antibodies) and smaller subunits (such as peptides), and the rich spectra produced can be interpreted with confidence using the ExDViewer.

Want the latest science news straight to your inbox? Become a SelectScience member for free today>>