Product News: Agilent announces new mass spectrometry products at ASMS 2020 Reboot

Mass spec systems address needs of the pharma, biopharma, food, environmental, and life science markets

16 Jun 2020


Agilent Technologies have announced two new mass spectrometry (MS) products: the Agilent 6470B Triple Quadrupole LC/MS (6470 LC/TQ) system, and the Agilent RapidFire 400 system. Both deliver even faster detection of target compounds providing customers increased sample throughput and reduced time to generate results. The instruments were introduced at ASMS 2020 Reboot, the interactive, online version of the annual conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, held June 1-12, 2020.

“Agilent continues to strive to meet the evolving needs of our mass spec customers, and address the challenges they face daily,” said Monty Benefiel, vice president, and general manager of Agilent's Mass Spectrometry Division. “These new products offer customers workflow solutions that maximize sample throughput and stability, as well as greater reliability than ever before.

The 6470B system includes enhancements that boost system uptime and improve overall system performance for low-level detection in routine, high-throughput environments. Customers running a single chromatographic method for applications such as multi-residue screening will see greater data fidelity, reproducibility, and sensitivity. The system integrates seamlessly into existing analytical labs and customer workflows—and it offers quicker routine maintenance through the addition of VacShield technology, designed to easily remove ion injectors without venting. 

The high-throughput RapidFire 400 integrated autosampler provides fast results with cycle times as short as 2 sec/sample and adds optional sample cooling for greater sample stability. The system includes barcode reading capabilities for sample tracking, now supports 1,536 well plates, and allows unattended operation for the analysis of more than 98,000 samples. It is further designed to integrate with the Ultivo LC/TQ system, further reducing lab space requirements.

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