Agilent Technologies Inc. announced two new gas chromatography systems and Cary 3500 UV-Vis system for the Indian market. The new Agilent 8890 and 8860 GC systems extend the company’s industry-leading portfolio of robust analytical instruments. They will incorporate innovative and intelligent ‘self-aware’ predictive technology, expanding their suite of smart-connected GC instruments. While the Cary 3500 UV-Vis system is an innovative spectrophotometer designed to help life science, pharma and biopharma research communities simplify their analyses, optimize laboratory productivity, and ultimately help bring new therapeutics to market faster.
Unveiling the two products, Bharat Bhardwaj, India Country Manager, Agilent India, said, “We are very excited with the launch of these products for the Indian market. The new GC systems come with path breaking intelligence to simplify GC operations. While the Agilent Cary 3500 UV-Vis system is a faster, more robust system with a lower cost of ownership. Both of these products will help improve lab efficiency significantly.”
The 8890 and 8860 Gas Chromatography Systems
Integrating intuitive color touch interfaces, the 8890 and 8860 GCs are built on a next-generation electronic architecture platform, based on the innovative technologies of the Intuvo 9000 GC, Agilent’s flagship existing GC system. Continuous system monitoring, automated diagnostics and built-in troubleshooting routines will help labs avoid unplanned downtime and increase lab efficiency – both top goals of lab managers today. Remote connectivity through mobile devices such as tablets and laptops, allows operators and managers to securely access instrument status and function while away from the lab.
Agilent also introduced two powerful Blank and Detector Evaluation smart routines on the 8890 and 8860 GC systems, enabling automatic determination of system readiness. These new predictive functions will also be available for upgrade on Agilent’s Intuvo 9000 GC systems. The new GC systems have been designed with a clear strategy for providing customers with continual expansion of system intelligence functions. These new functions are also available for Agilent’s existing GC systems. Automated diagnostics and troubleshooting routines will allow operators to attend to more high-value activities such as reviewing data and attending to new customer needs, helping them to grow their enterprises.
Agilent has incorporated the innovations of their previous GC designs and at the same time leveraged many of their proven oven, inlet, and detector technologies, recognized in the industry for their performance and quality. This will ensure streamlined method transfer for applications previously developed on legacy GC systems since it is an important consideration for a significant segment of existing customers. The 8860 system is designed to support many core routine applications, while the 8890 system is designed to support ultimate flexibility and expandability, supporting customer needs both today and tomorrow. The 8890 is not only intelligent but highly configurable, able to extend its capacity as lab needs grow – future-proofing the customer’s investment. While the 8860 is the GC for core routine applications, it is anything but routine, given its intelligent features.
The Cary 3500 UV-Vis System
Global growth in the development of biological drugs is leading to the evolution of many new biological entities (NBEs). Before these NBEs are adapted into therapeutics, laboratories must accurately characterize each new product and continuously monitor the quality of these products throughout the development process. The Agilent Cary 3500 provides a critical tool that allows laboratories to do this more quickly and accurately than is currently possible. Drawing upon from our 70 years of insight and customer collaborations, Agilent’s spectroscopy unit has created a faster, more robust system that comes with a lower cost of ownership.
The Cary 3500 represents the first significant advancement in UV-Vis architecture in decades. The new system enables laboratories to make substantial gains in efficiency as it can run multiple experiments simultaneously, allowing labs to obtain more results in the same amount of time—and it also extends the opportunity to design experiments in ways that have not been possible before. The product harnesses the power of a state-of-the-art software platform and a fast and powerful Xenon flash lamp that is redefining UV-Vis spectrophotometry. Indeed, the system’s rapid, accurate, temperature control permits temperature experiments at ramp rates previously thought to be unattainable, providing more reliable and robust measurements. – Medical Buyer Bureau