Industry News: Agilent Demonstrates 'Innovation with Purpose' at ASMS 2018

Agilent revealed its latest mass spectrometry solutions for lab efficiency and productivity at ASMS

05 Jun 2018

Agilent Technologies Inc. exhibited its complete range of mass spectrometry solutions at the 66th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference. Agilent is known as a market leader in mass spectrometry, developing powerful and reliable solutions for diverse applications such as pharmaceutical, environmental, and clinical research, as well as forensic toxicology, and food testing.

ASMS attendees were invited to visit Agilent’s Exhibition Booth #800 at the San Diego Convention Center and to spend time at the Agilent Hospitality Suite at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Sapphire Ballroom MNIJ, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 8:00–11:00 p.m. Visitors viewed the latest versions of Agilent’s MassHunter suite of products, and learned how automated sample prep instruments improve the precision and reproducibility of mass spec analyses. Agilent CrossLab Services also demonstrated how to improve overall lab efficiency with solutions such as iLab Operations Software, an enterprise web-based management tool designed to support operations for centralized labs and shared research resources.

 “ASMS is always a great opportunity for us to demonstrate how Agilent mass spectrometry solutions continue to redefine what’s possible,” said Monty Benefiel, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Mass Spectrometry Division. “With recent investments in product development and acquisitions including Genohm, we are well positioned to provide our customers with solutions that improve the science and economics of their labs. We look forward to sharing more information at this years’ show.”

The Agilent Innovation Symposium customer event was held Saturday, June 2, from 5:00–9:30 p.m. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The keynote speaker Jenny van Eyk, Ph.D., from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discussed how multi-omics data collection can be facilitated by analyzing metabolomics samples on the same Agilent LC/Q-TOF system used for proteomics.

The Innovation Symposium also included presentations from prominent Agilent customers including Carlos Sepúlveda, General Manager, Agrolab México; Philip Britz-McKibbin, Ph.D., Professor at McMaster University, Canada; and Christopher J. Petzold, Ph.D., Director of Functional Genomics at The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California.

Breakfast seminars were held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, from 7:00–8:00 a.m. Highlighting innovative technology including the Ultivo LC/MS system, and the 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF system, Agilent scientists presented topics that ranged from pesticides and food safety, to the identification of low-abundant proteins for host cell protein analysis, to the use of high-resolution spectral analysis to simplify your refinement of targets for ultra-trace level GC/TQ analysis.

Continuing the tradition of a medical research donation to an organization that employs mass spectrometry products, this year Agilent will contribute $50,000 to one of three worthy organizations supporting cancer research. Conferees were invited to place their votes while visiting the Agilent Hospitality Suite.


For all the big news from the show floor visit our ASMS 2018 Special Feature