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Agilent Introduces Higher-Performance Q-TOF GC/MS System

In a September 2, 2014 press release, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced the 7200B Quadrupole Time of Flight (Q-TOF) Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) System. The system replaces the company’s most advanced GC/QTOF, the 7200A, with new capabilities that will significantly boost laboratory performance. “The Agilent 7200B Quadrupole Time of Flight GC/MS system offers reliability and confidence for the most challenging applications,” said Terry Sheehan, Agilent’s GC/MS marketing director. “Improved hardware performance, newly upgraded software features, and exact mass databases will provide immediate value for laboratories working in a variety of complex applications, such as food safety, environmental, designer drugs, doping, and metabolomics research.” The Agilent 7200B system provides improved mass accuracy specification of less than 3 ppm and an extended mass range, optimizing its capabilities for the most challenging problems. These performance enhancements will allow for the analysis of larger mass compounds and will be particularly beneficial when coupled to Thermal Separation Probes (TSP) or Direct Injection Probes (DIP). Other enhancements include Chemical Ionization Source and Backflush capabilities as standard on all GC/Q-TOF systems. This new high-performance instrumentation, combined with exact mass libraries and screening tools from Agilent’s MassHunter Workstation Software, provides scientists with a new level of confidence in library searching and a more efficient means to screen samples for both known and unknown compounds. For more information, visit: www.agilent.com/chem/GCMS_QTOF. Agilent Technologies Inc. is a leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics, and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Additional nformation about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. In September 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. On August 1, 2014, the company’s electronic measurement business began operating as Keysight Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014. [Agilent press release]