TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Next-Generation Gas Chromatograph and GC/MSD Series

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New Instruments Offer Industry-Leading Productivity, Sensitivity and Reliability
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the Agilent 7890B gas
chromatograph and the 5977A Series mass selective detector. The 7890B GC and
5977A Series GC/MSD deliver new levels of productivity, sensitivity and
reliability.

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Based on the industry-leading Agilent GC platform, the 7890B GC is faster,
easier to operate and more cost-effective. (Photo: Business Wire)

With the addition of these new products, Agilent offers the industry`s broadest,
most feature-rich portfolio of GC, GC/MS and software available today. Agilent
also offers factory-tested, preconfigured solutions to help fast track setup and
operation. 

"Our customers can be confident that continuing investments in productivity,
quality and reliability have always been and continue to be top priorities for
Agilent," said Monty Benefiel, Agilent vice president for Gas Phase Systems.
"Customers will find significant product improvements, eco-friendly capabilities
and lower cost of ownership, along with unsurpassed performance. This is what
our customers expect from Agilent, and we delivered." 

The Agilent 7890B GC

Based on the industry-leading Agilent GC platform, the 7890B GC is faster,
easier to operate and more cost-effective. One key feature isn`t new - Agilent`s
unsurpassed GC reliability, built over decades and more than 250,000
installations. The 7890B GC offers:

* Improved performance specifications with advances in numerous detector
modules. 
* Lower operating costs and eco-friendly operation with power/gas management and
sleep/wake modes. 
* Seamless ordering of consumables and parts with an interactive graphical Parts
Finder tool and consumables database. 
* Easier, faster method development with integrated GC calculators and wizards. 
* Better asset and resource management with integrated maintenance tools. 
* Improved recovery of active compounds with Agilent`s exclusive end-to-end
Inert Flow Path deactivation technology. 
* Reduced downtime for MS maintenance using the new Fast Vent feature.

The Agilent 7890B GC runs on Agilent OpenLAB Chromatography Data System
software. The new release of Agilent OpenLAB CDS is up to 40 times faster than
previous versions, with a new Data Analysis package and Intelligent Reporting.
Advanced interactive integration tools and graphical displays accelerate data
review, reducing time-to-results and freeing up operators for other tasks. 

"Our customers require the means to efficiently and accurately analyze their
data as well as information about their laboratory assets to support decision
making or gain further scientific insight. OpenLAB does all of that," said Bruce
von Herrmann, Agilent vice president for Software and Informatics. "With
streamlined workflows and complete data and method migration from ChemStation
and EZChrom, OpenLAB is a fully scalable solution for a single laboratory,
multiple workgroups, and entire enterprises." 

The Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD

The Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD enjoys all the benefits of the 7890B GC and
features a redesigned inert MS ion source that enhances performance with highly
efficient ion collection. The Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD now offers the highest
sensitivity on the market, with a new specification metric, the Instrument
Detection Limit, guaranteeing true system-level performance in practice. Using
Agilent`s TwisTorr 304 FS turbomolecular pump, optimized for light gas
operation, the new 5977A GC/MSD system is efficient and rugged, and has been
evaluated and certified to meet industry-leading Agilent quality standards. 

The Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD runs on Agilent MassHunter Workstation software.
Ideally suited for high-productivity GC/MS, MassHunter provides intuitive,
powerful instrument control, coupled with automated data acquisition as well as
qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting. It is the
industry-leading software solution for high-throughput MS data analysis.
MassHunter for MSD systems also includes a full version of MSD ChemStation to
ensure compatibility with previously purchased instruments. 

Agilent Inert Flow Path Solutions

For GC/MS customers in the food, environmental and forensic industries who
perform trace-level analysis on active compounds, Agilent Inert Flow Path
solutions ensure a reliably inert flow path for higher sensitivity, accuracy and
reproducibility. Agilent`s exclusive deactivation solutions enable customers to
perform trace-level analysis with the utmost confidence because each lot of
Agilent Inert Flow Path components are qualified using chromatographic QC tests
to provide reliable, consistent inertness that spans the entire flow path. More
information is available at www.agilent.com/chem/ultrainert. 

For more information on the 5977A and 7890B, visit www.agilent.com/chem/resolve.


About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world`s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company`s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012.
Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. 

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