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Instrument maintenance and downtime top challenge for lab managers

Sample preparation challenges and unplanned and unexpected instrument downtime remain a major problem for lab employees, according to an Agilent survey.

Agilent unveils triple quad LC/MS with smaller footprint

Agilent Technologies has launched a triple quadrupole liquid chromatography mass spectrometer (triple quad LC/MS) with a smaller footprint.

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Peak Scientific expands office in Brazil

Peak Scientific has expanded a regional office in Brazil to support its customer base in LATAM (Latin America).

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Food labs looking to make better use of resources - Agilent

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

Sciex rolls out fix for mass specs affected by pump failure

Sciex is starting to install safety kits on mass spectrometers that had to be shut down due to the potential for the pump to fail and eject metal fragments.

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Meet FQN at Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon

FoodQualityNews will be reporting live from two major industry events in the next few weeks - The GFSI Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon.

Agilent expands chromatography capabilities in California

Agilent Technologies has opened a $14.7m technology centerin Folsom, California to expand capabilities for chromatography consumables and hardware.

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LGC builds reference material portfolio with acquisition

LGC has acquired a manufacturer of organic and inorganic reference materials.

Agilent developing new applications for mass spectrometry system

Agilent Technologies has contracted the original creators of its RapidFire 365 High-throughput Mass Spectrometry System to further develop new applications.

Agilent launches application kit to screen for veterinary drugs

Agilent Technologies has launched an application kit to screen for 189 veterinary drugs regulated by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

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Agilent to double production capacity at Fredrick Campus

Work has started to expand Agilent’s Fredrick Campus to include a bulk tank farm and manufacturing and lab/office buildings.

Agilent: 'It’s not just about analytical performance anymore. It’s about making GC easier'

Agilent Technologies has added to its line of gas chromatographs saying it makes complex technology easy to use.

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Agilent helps launch carbohydrate analysis lab

The University of Adelaide and Agilent Technologies Australia Pty have partnered on the analysis of complex carbohydrates (‘glycans’).

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Agilent Technologies to acquire assets of iLab Solutions

Agilent Technologies has acquired the assets of a cloud-based laboratory management software firm.

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FireflySci responds to demand for cells in high-end machines

FireflySci has expanded its Agilent flow cell line products for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) machines.

Round-up of ASMS 2016 news

ASMS 2016: Who launched what at the conference?

Industry gathered recently for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry conference (ASMS). We look at who launched what during the event.

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Agilent Technologies introduces atomic spectroscopy platform

Agilent Technologies has added to its line-up of inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometers (ICP-OES) at Analytica 2016 in Munich.

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Agilent Technologies introduces liquid chromatography product family

Agilent Technologies has introduced InfinityLab - a product family of liquid chromatography instruments, columns and supplies – at Analytica 2016 in Munich.

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Analytica grows international appeal

Analytica 2016 has become more international since the last edition two years ago, according to the project director of Analytica Munich and the Analytica shows in Asia.  

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Analytica 2016 - Twitter trending topic

Anyone with an interest in laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology was in Munich last week at the Analytica trade show - which meant we went along as well.

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Analytica 2016 in pictures

I will leave the intro to Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer, deputy CEO of Messe München, who said: “Thanks to presentations of several world premieres in particular, Analytica demonstrated that it is number...

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Event Watch: Food safety event agenda for May and June 2016

Looking for something to do and somewhere to go next month? FoodQualityNews has put together an event schedule so you have no excuses for missing key industry dates.

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Choice of analytical method depends on question - Vogon Labs

Different analytical approaches depending on the question, sensitivity and throughput trends were some insights from the owner of a lab which uses GC/QqQ, LC/QqQ and LC/Q-TOF.

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Analytical equipment essential to solve questions, says RIKILT researcher

Benefits of using LCxLC, sample clean-up challenges and changing testing demand were some areas explained to us by a researcher at a Dutch-based institute.

Agilent: Contaminant testing driven mass spec demand

Mass spectrometry has broken through in food more than other sectors primarily because contaminant testing depends on trace analysis, says Agilent.

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