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Agilent’s Laboratory Instrument Compliance Program now Compatible with GC and LC/MS

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Agilent Technologies has announced a major expansion of its Enterprise Edition qualification program, which will enable customers in highly regulated environments to use a single protocol to meet compliance requirements.

Effective immediately, this automated, paperless program is now compatible with gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) mass spectrometers (MS).

“In the pharmaceutical, food safety and other high-regulated fields around the world, Enterprise Edition is playing an increasingly important role in reducing the costs of lab compliance,” said Agilent’s David Heiger, worldwide services marketing manager.

“Since its introduction early last year, Enterprise Edition has quickly grown to become the leading comprehensive qualification service for chromatography instruments, and we’re now proud to expand its availability into the gas chromatography and mass spectrometry arena,” he continued.

Enterprise Edition also leads to savings on many other lab compliance costs, including the labor needed for instrument testing, administration of service providers, development and maintenance of corporate protocols, instrument downtime, inefficiencies caused by lack of enterprise-wide consistency, and time-consuming records maintenance and sharing.

As Agilent’s Paul Coombes, worldwide compliance services program manager, puts it, “Typically, labs are filled with different LC, GC, LC/MS and GC/MS models and manufacturers, each with its own equipment qualification protocols. Managers are forced to deal with multiple compliance vendors, and technicians spend valuable time completing handwritten reports - and still the company can be at risk during regulatory audits. As a single qualification protocol, Enterprise Edition helps customers avoid these pitfalls while saving valuable time and money.”

With this expansion, Enterprise Edition is applicable to the two new Agilent products: the Agilent 7890A GC, featuring a wide range of industry-leading GC innovations built on Agilent’s legendary reliability, and the Agilent 5975C GC/MS, which leverages the benefits of the new GC to unprecedented sensitivity in a GC/MS.