TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Advanced Mass Spec Software to
Optimize Food and Forensics Analyses and Biopharmaceutical Characterization
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 10, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced two applications that
further enhance its MassHunter Workstation software and LC/MS, GC/MS and
ICP-MS instruments. These new applications empower users to rapidly create
targeted screening methods for food safety and forensic analysis, and to
characterize intact proteins and biosimilars for biopharmaceutical research.
The new Agilent MassHunter All Ions MS/MS and MassHunter BioConfirm programs
are designed to significantly increase laboratory productivity and streamline
“We are continuously looking for ways to help laboratories enhance their
research outcomes and speed up the discovery process,” said Steve Madden,
Agilent’s product manager for LC/MS software. “These two additions to our
larger suite of MassHunter software will go a long way to help researchers
maximize the quality of their data and further optimize the power of our LC/MS
The new MassHunter All Ions MS/MS software enables researchers to quickly and
easily create acquisition methods using Agilent time-of-flight and quadrupole
time-of-flight instruments. It will also automatically confirm the identities
of compounds with high-resolution, accurate-mass libraries and create
quantitative screening methods in minutes rather than days.
MassHunter BioConfirm software provides mirror plots for the comparison of
biosimilars and peak modeling deconvolution to determine the molecular weight
of intact proteins. The peak-modeling algorithm removes artifacts from a mass
spectrum and helps resolve overlapped peaks. The resulting (simplified)
spectra then allow researchers to visualize the precision of the mass
measurement and ensure the accuracy of their results. This enables rapid
confirmation of intact protein sequences and modifications.
Agilent’s MassHunter Workstation portfolio includes 20 individual software
applications designed to optimize instrument control, data acquisition and
qualitative/quantitative data analysis for Agilent’s, time-of-flight,
quadrupole time-of-flight, triple quadrupole, and inductively coupled plasma
mass spectrometry systems.
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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