|[January 06, 2014]
Agilent Technologies Introduces Breakthrough ICP-MS and MP-AES Platforms
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies (News - Alert) Inc. (NYSE:�A) today introduced the 7900
Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) and the 4200
Microwave Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES), the latest
in a series of groundbreaking technologies featured in Agilent's
portfolio of spectroscopy
The 7900 ICP-MS and 4200 MP-AES are the most sophisticated,
user-friendly elemental analysis technologies available today. Newly
streamlined operational features also make them ideal for a wider range
of challenging applications and more accessible to a broader spectrum of
"At Agilent we continue to introduce 'new to market' technologies across
our platforms, enabling our many customers to expand their labs'
capabilities and simplify their workflows," said Philip Binns, Agilent
vice president of spectroscopy products. "The introduction of the 4200
MP-AES and 7900 ICP-MS further demonstrate our leadership position in
elemental analysis and our commitment to providing our customers with
the best tools to meet their application needs."
7900 ICP-MS: A New Standard in Quadrupole ICP-MS Performance
"The 7900 ICP-MS redefines the way we analyze samples by extending the
application range significantly," said Wim Proper, development analyst,
Eurofins Analytico. "With its unprecedented ultra-high matrix
capability, the 7900 allows us to easily switch between trace element
analysis of demineralized water to high total dissolved solid digests
all in the same sequence."
ICP-MS is a complete redesign, sharing only a few key components
from the world's bestselling 7700 Series. The 7900 has been engineered
and optimized to provide elemental laboratories with the industry's most
powerful and easy-to-use quadrupole ICP-MS solution. Features include:
Unprecedented matrix tolerance - Ultra-high-matrix introduction
technology enables laboratories to measure samples containing up to 25
percent total dissolved solids, 10 times higher than the current
benchmark held by the 7700 ICP-MS limit. This enables direct measurement
of sample types previously inaccessible by ICP-MS.
Enhanced trace-level detection - A novel interface design,
optimized expansion-stage vacuum system and new orthogonal detector
system (ODS) reduce background and improve sensitivity, dramatically
improving signal to noise for 10-fold lower detection limits than any
quadrupole ICP-MS system available today.
Widest dynamic range of any quadrupole ICP-MS - Patented ODS
technology delivers up to 11 orders of magnitude dynamic range, from
sub-ppt to percent-level concentrations, which enables users to measure
trace elements and majors in the same run. An industry-first capability,
this eliminates analyte-specific tuning and simplifies method
development, virtually eliminating over-range results.
software features a simpler, more intuitive user interface along
with powerful method automation capabilities. Another industry first,
the new method set-up wizard makes method development easier than ever,
automatically building methods based on answers to a simple user
4200 MP-AES Series: A Novel Breakthrough in Entry-Level Elemental
"The 4200 MP-AES, the latest advancement in Agilent's broadly used
microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometer series, provides the
safest, most expansive yet cost-effective elemental analysis
capabilities compared with any other entry-level atomic spectroscopy
technology," said Agilent's Keith Bratchford, general manager, Atomic
MP-AES features a variety of unique capabilities:
Safe and economical - Because flammable and oxidizing gas sources
are not required for use, the system can be left unattended while
performing overnight multi-element analysis, which dramatically
increases laboratory safety and flexibility and reduces operating costs
compared to Flame AA.
Robustness and reliability - Optimized high-performance waveguide
and new torch design produces a robust nitrogen plasma, which enables
greater tolerance to complex matrix samples such as those used in
mining, food and agriculture, chemicals, petrochemicals and
manufacturing. Mass flow control of the nebulizer gas enhances accuracy
and long term stability in complex samples.
Ease of use - Application-specific software applets plus
plug-and-play hardware ensures that with just minimal training, any user
can quickly and easily conduct analyses without the need for method
development or alignment.
Advanced software platform - Newly released MP
Expert software features advanced tools such as "FLIC" and IECs for
assisting in eliminating spectral interferences.
Mobile and remote capabilities - With no external cylinder
connections and no need for ongoing gas supplies, the MP-AES is ideal
for any elemental analysis laboratory-especially remote sites and mobile
laboratories. This eliminates the need to plumb multiple gasses into the
laboratory or manually transport and handle hazardous gas cylinders.
About Agilent's Atomic Spectroscopy Portfolio
The new 7900 ICP-MS and the 4200 MP-AES are the latest in a long line of
ground-breaking technologies included in Agilent's portfolio of atomic
spectroscopy solutions. With unprecedented depth and breadth, these
trusted technologies provide the most diverse application coverage for
atomic absorption, ICP-OES (News - Alert) and ICP-MS technology. Agilent's unique
MP-AES and ICP-QQQ spectrometers further unlock an expansive world of
possibilities to elemental analysis laboratories of all sizes and
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 20,600
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
measurement company. The separation is expected to be completed in early
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