Agilent Technologies Hosts Forensics e-Seminar Series: "Definitive Drug Detection"

Leading Forensic Experts to Discuss Designer Drugs, Drugs of Abuse, Criminalistics

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the program lineup for its 2014 forensic e-seminar series titled "Definitive Drug Detection," presented by RTI International, the Center of Excellence for the U.S. National Institute of Justice. A series of five seminars will feature industry experts discussing new LC/MS and GC/MS applications for forensic detection and analysis of designer drugs and drugs of abuse.

"This seminar program will give forensics professionals the chance to connect with industry experts and learn the latest analytical tools and strategies in forensics and criminalistics," said Tom Gluodenis, Agilent's global marketing manager of Forensics and Toxicology.

Seminars begin this month and run through April and June, then pick back up in September.

Hosted by RTI International's online education service on, the webinars listed below will also be available for replay following the live events:

DART-TOF for Analysis of Bulk Drugs (click on title to register)

Speaker: Dr. Erin Shonsey, director of research, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
Thursday, March 27, (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)

Controlled Substances Analysis (click on title to register)

Speaker: Sarah Keeling, forensic chemist, NMS Labs
Thursday, April 10, (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)

Drugs of Abuse Analysis with the LC QQQ (click on title to register)

Speaker: Rebecca Wagner, research analyst, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Thursday, June 17, (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)

Designer Drug Analysis using the GC QTOF (click on title to register)

Speaker: Sophia Aronova, applications chemist, Agilent Technologies
Tuesday, Sept. 16 (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)

The Agilent e-seminars will be incorporated into a program called ForensicED, which provides online forensic science training and continuing education courses to practitioners in forensic science, law enforcement, medico-legal death investigation, and forensic toxicology. Learn more by visiting

About Agilent Forensics & Toxicology Solutions

Agilent provides law enforcement and other forensic toxicology professionals with a complete portfolio of advanced forensics toxicology solutions for drug screening, crime scene investigation, and forensic pathology; these are tools with unparalleled capacity to analyze thousands of known and unknown substances, both in the laboratory and the field.

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

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

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