TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Demonstrates New Generation of Ion Mobility
Technology to Enhance High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Capabilities
Collaborators to Present Analytical Findings at ASMS
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 10, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced analytical research
findings using new ion mobility technology combined with a modified
high-resolution iFunnel Quadrupole-Time-of-Fight LC/MS system.
The drift ion mobility system was developed in collaboration with scientists
from a number of preeminent academic institutions and government laboratories.
In multiple pilot studies, the prototype systems have demonstrated the ability
to provide significantly greater analytical detail for complex samples
compared to high-resolution mass spectrometry alone. Agilent representatives
and collaborators will present their findings at the American Society for Mass
Spectrometry (ASMS) conference this week.
“While high-resolution mass spectrometry has become the analytical cornerstone
for proteomics, metabolomics and other research applications requiring the
analysis of highly complex samples, there has also been significant interest
in the use of ultra-fast orthogonal techniques to provide added dimensions of
separation,” said Dr. John McLean, associate professor of chemistry at
Vanderbilt University’s Laboratory for Structural Mass Spectrometry.
“Optimized for use with Agilent’s LC, IM and MS technologies, this new ion
mobility system will provide researchers with greater insight and clarity than
“We have discovered that there is significant analytical utility in combining
ion mobility separation technology with our high-resolution mass spectrometry
systems, and we are very excited to introduce this new system to the global
mass spectrometry community,” said Lester Taylor, Ph.D., Agilent’s director of
LC/MS product marketing.
“In our presentation, collaborators will discuss how they are using this new
technology to push their analytical research and discovery to new heights.
Researchers working in a variety of industries—life science, drug development
and manufacturing, food safety, forensics, environmental screening, and
others—will also learn how they can maximize their analytical results.”
Agilent collaborators include Drs. David Russell and Frederick Zinnel from
Texas A&M University; Drs. Catherine Costello and Joseph Zaia from Boston
University; Drs. John McLean, Jody May and Cody Goodwin from Vanderbilt
University; Drs. Richard Smith and Erin Baker from the Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory; Dr. Alfred Yergey and Peter Backlund from the National
Institutes of Health; and Drs. Smith, May, Goodwin, Costello, and Stafford
from Agilent will present their findings in oral presentations for ion
mobility sessions scheduled for today and Tuesday.
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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