TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Launches New AssayMAP Peptide Sample-Prep Solution

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Launches New AssayMAP Peptide Sample-Prep
  Solution

 Solution Offers Unprecedented Precision and Throughput of Sample Preparation
                            for Mass Spec Analysis

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- August 26, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the launch of its new
AssayMAP peptide sample-prep solution, which offers automated protein
digestion, peptide cleanup and fractionation in preparation for
mass-spectrometry analysis.

The Agilent AssayMAP peptide sample-prep solution offers automated protein
digestion, peptide cleanu ...

The Agilent AssayMAP peptide sample-prep solution offers automated protein
digestion, peptide cleanup and fractionation in preparation for
mass-spectrometry analysis. (Photo: Business Wire)

As more scientists adopt LC/MS analysis for biomarker discovery, the
bottleneck shifts to sample preparation. As these types of studies involve
much larger numbers of samples, traditional manual methods are proving
untenable in terms of hands-on time and unreliable in terms of
reproducibility.

“Using the combination of extremely consistent, parallelized digestion with
automated reverse-phase cleanup via AssayMAP, at a scale appropriate for
ultrasensitive proteomics applications, has enabled us to contemplate
collaborative studies of previously unheard-of scales and throughput,” said
Jacob Jaffe, Ph.D., assistant director of proteomics platforms at the Broad
Institute in Cambridge, Mass.

“The AssayMAP peptide sample-preparation solution is one of the ways Agilent
is addressing the need for high-throughput, reproducible sample-preparation
methods in front of precision analytical instruments,” said Kathleen Shelton,
senior director of automation marketing at Agilent. “Agilent’s unique ability
to deliver high-quality solutions for automating sample preparation through
analysis enables scientists to maximize workflow productivity and be more
successful.”

AssayMAP helps address the bottleneck created with traditional sample
preparation for mass-spec analysis and enables unprecedented precision and
throughput. This easy-to-use solution includes validated automation protocols
driven through intuitive software, the AssayMAP Bravo liquid-handling
instrument, and a suite of AssayMAP cartridges optimized for peptide cleanup
and fractionation. The AssayMAP peptide sample-prep solution makes large
campaigns possible for mass-spec analysis, leveraging the strength of this
analytical method to unambiguously identify peptides.

To learn more about the AssayMAP peptide sample-prep solution, visit
www.chem.agilent.com/en-US/products-services/Instruments-Systems/Automation-Solutions/AssayMAP-Peptide-Sample-Preparation/Pages/default.aspx.

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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