Agilent Announces New Sample-Preparation Product for Food Testing

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) recently introduced a new product to help food-safety labs more accurately test high-fat samples.

The new product, Agilent Bond Elut Enhanced Matrix Removal-Lipid, uses an innovative sorbent technology that gives food-safety labs a better way to address what has been one of their most challenging tasks.

"By preparing samples with our new product, labs will be better able to remove matrix interferences that have made their test results challenging to reproduce—until now," said Helen Stimson, Agilent vice president and general manager of the Chemistries and Supplies Division. "With Agilent Bond Elut EMR-Lipid sample preparation, labs will be able to achieve cleaner sample profiles with significantly improved reliability."

The removal of lipids from samples enables laboratories to dramatically improve data quality, increase confidence in results, and reduce sample re-runs. This translates into higher throughput and lower operating costs.

Stimson noted that cleaner sample profiles also translate into cleaner instruments, which reduces the need for sample-related instrument maintenance and further reduces operating costs.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. Agilent works with customers in more than 100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The company generated revenues of $4.0 billion in fiscal 2014 and employs about 12,000 people worldwide. Agilent marks its 50th anniversary in analytical instrumentation this year. Information about Agilent is available at

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