Agilent Technologies Expands OpenLAB CDS for Chemical and Petrochemical Laboratories

New Sample Scheduler Simplifies Control of Multiple Chromatography Systems

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced Sample Scheduler for OpenLAB CDS, an addition to the company's OpenLAB informatics portfolio designed to simplify sample management with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). The Sample Scheduler for OpenLAB CDS EZChrom Edition effectively provides master sequence control by integrating all laboratory chromatography systems into a single user interface.

"To boost productivity, petrochemical and chemical labs seek to reduce time-consuming, error-prone manual processes," said Wayne Collins, Energy and Chemical marketing manager, Agilent. "Sample Scheduler gives labs the ability to streamline the analytical workflow using a master sequence to link LIMS to their CDS."

A typical laboratory workflow involves numerous manual steps to transfer sample information and results between LIMS and chromatography data systems. By connecting an OpenLAB CDS system with any LIMS, the Sampler Scheduler eliminates these manual steps.

Samples entered into a LIMS automatically appear in the Sample Scheduler, where they can be submitted to any OpenLAB CDS-controlled chromatography system on the network for analysis. After acquisition, data is automatically exported back to the LIMS. Priority or ad-hoc samples can be added to the work list at any time. In this way, Sample Scheduler:

  • increases sample throughput by automating the lab workflow;
  • enhances the quality of results by reducing transcription errors; and
  • optimizes instrument utilization through better workload distribution.

OpenLAB CDS is part of Agilent's industry-leading OpenLAB suite of software products designed to capture, analyze and share scientific information throughout its lifecycle, across the laboratory and the enterprise.

For more information about the OpenLAB Software Suite, visit www.agilent.com/chem/openlab.


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 business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

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