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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

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today 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 are being introduced at ASMS 2020 Reboot, the interactive, online version of the annual conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, being 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.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets. Now in its 20th year as an independent company delivering insight and innovation toward improving the quality of life, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions, and people provide trusted answers to customers' most challenging questions. The company generated revenue of $5.16 billion in fiscal 2019 and employs 16,300 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at To receive the latest Agilent news, subscribe to the Agilent Newsroom. Follow Agilent on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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