TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ ICP-QQQ Named Best New Spectroscopy Product by Group of International Scientists

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ ICP-QQQ Named Best New Spectroscopy
  Product by Group of International Scientists

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 28, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its 8800 Triple
Quadrupole ICP-MS (8800 ICP-QQQ) has been named Best New Spectroscopy Product
in the 2012 Scientists’ Choice Awards. Introduced early last year, the 8800
ICP-QQQ is the only instrument of its kind, providing superior performance,
sensitivity and flexibility compared with single quadrupole ICP-MS technology,
and delivering consistent and reliable results even when sample composition is
complex or variable.

SelectScience, an independent, member-based online publication serving
scientists and industry professionals, presented the award to Agilent
representatives last week at the Pittcon Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.
The annual Scientists’ Choice Awards give SelectScience members the
opportunity to vote for their favorite products and services.

“Every year, the Scientists’ Choice Awards celebrate the new laboratory
products and equipment making a real and meaningful difference in the work of
scientists who serve a variety of industries,” said Kerry Parker, editor and
general manager of SelectScience.

In 2010, the Agilent 1220 Infinity LC system received the award for Best New
Separations Product. In 2009, the Agilent 6430 Triple Quadrupole LC/MS system
was voted Best New Spectroscopy Product.

“We are very pleased to learn that scientists from all over the world are
experiencing the benefits of this revolutionary new ICP-MS instrument,” said
Philip Binns, Agilent vice president for spectroscopy products. “The 8800
provides improved performance and flexibility in a variety of important
applications, including semiconductor manufacturing, advanced materials,
clinical and life sciences, and a wide range of research and routine
applications where problematic interferences can hamper the capabilities of
conventional ICP-MS technologies.”

The Agilent 8800 ICP-QQQ is the flagship product in the company’s portfolio of
ICP-MS hardware/software solutions, which includes the Agilent 7700 Series
ICP-MS, the benchmark for high-performance quadrupole ICP.

The unique configuration of the Agilent 8800 ICP-QQQ enables unsurpassed
flexibility, including MS/MS operation, providing precise control of reaction
processes in the ORS^3 collision/reaction cell. MS/MS mode controls the ions
that can enter the cell, delivering consistent and reliable results even when
the sample composition is complex or variable. The instrument provides higher
levels of sensitivity and lower backgrounds as well as improved performance
over any ICP-MS instrumentation today.

About Agilent Technologies

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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
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