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2018-06-11

Agilent broadens its Cell analysis portfolio

Agilent is helping researchers answer some of the most ground-breaking biological questions - all with cellular metabolism. Cellular metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that take place within a cell...
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Agilent broadens its Cell analysis portfolio
2018-04-24

Agilent drives new quality standards

Chemical manufacturers convert raw materials – such as oil, natural gas, metals and minerals – into more than 70,000 different products. These are used in everything from gasoline in our cars and jet fuel in planes, to cosmetics, plastics and fibers for the textile industry...
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Agilent drives new quality standards
2018-04-24

Improving the economics of the lab

Laboratories like yours face challenges that go beyond science. Managers run their labs like a business, looking for ways to improve productivity and efficiency so they can improve their return on investment...
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Improving the economics of the lab
2017-11-01

Protecting the people who protect us

Around the world, first responders and counter-terrorism officers are dealing with an ever-increasing number of incidents. A key problem faced by these teams is the identification of unknown substances discovered at a scene. Any such substance could pose a threat to both nearby individuals and the general public...
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Protecting the people who protect us
2016-12-01

Aiding the fight against cancer

Cancer is one of today's most devastating and costly diseases.  Unfortunately, cancer continues to grow more prevalent around the world, due to a combination of aging populations, lifestyles and environmental factors.  Approximately 40 percent of us will be diagnosed with cancer during our lifetimes...
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Aiding the fight against cancer
2016-12-01

A new method for detecting impurities in petrochemical products

Petroleum is critically important to our daily lives.  In addition to fueling our vehicles and machinery, petroleum is used to create everything from vitamin capsules to golf balls to clothing.

Olefins, a product derived from petroleum, are the basic building blocks for the production of polymer fibers...
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A new method for detecting impurities in petrochemical products
2016-06-16

Helping Biopharma Research Fight Cancer

Over the past few years the outcome for cancer patients has become much more positive, thanks to new and novel therapeutics that are being developed.

One promising new approach involves drugs that rally the body's own immune system to fight the disease. These so-called "immunotherapeutic drugs"...
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Helping Biopharma Research Fight Cancer
2016-05-18

Controlling pesticide contamination in our food

Pesticides present a challenge: they are toxic, but we need them. They help farmers produce more food for a growing global population, but there is concern that the plants we eat are contaminated. There is also concern that pesticides can get into meats...
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2015-11-03

Pioneering New Approaches To Infant Eye Cancer Research

Retinoblastoma is a rare, pediatric cancer of the retina. It is usually detected during "well baby" screenings, indicated by an abnormal white reflection in the eye. But in many developing countries, retinoblastoma is detected too late to prevent mortality...
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Pioneering New Approaches To Infant Eye Cancer Research
2015-08-05

Agilent celebrates 50 years in analytical

On August 9, 1965, the Hewlett-Packard Co. finalized its fifth acquisition, a company in Avondale, Pennsylvania, called F&M Scientific. At the time, F&M Scientific was one of the world's leading manufacturers of a new technology called gas chromatography...
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Agilent celebrates 50 years in analytical
2015-01-28

Making children's toys safer

Phthalates are plasticizers. They are used by manufacturers to make plastics more flexible, durable and softer. They can also disrupt hormones in humans, particularly children...
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Making children's toys safer
2015-01-28

Keeping dioxins out of our food

Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds have been linked to developmental problems, immune system damage and cancer.
If no precautions are taken, these toxic compounds can be released into the environment during industrial processes such as...
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Keeping dioxins out of our food
2014-12-16

Addressing the Need For Better Cancer Diagnostics

October was breast cancer awareness month. But within Agilent's diagnostics and genomics business area, the focus on breast cancer and improving its diagnosis is something we always prioritize. Accurate breast cancer diagnosis is important as...
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Addressing the Need For Better Cancer Diagnostics
2014-08-01

Giving doctors a head start in the fight against diseases

Every pathology lab is unique; however the issues they face are quite similar. Labs in every country are being asked to manage increasing slide volumes with limited personnel and financial resources. In addition, increasing demands to meet stringent turnaround times means...
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Giving doctors a head start in the fight against diseases
2014-08-01

Measuring energy content and value

If you work in the natural gas industry, no one has to tell you that shale gas is big news. To date, 1,000 trillion cubic feet of natural gas trapped in shale formations are being obtained in North America, plus another 200 trillion cubic feet in Europe. As worldwide demand for natural gas grows...
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Making hydraulic fracturing safer
2014-08-01

Keeping our drinking water safe from contaminants

Like you, Agilent is committed to ensuring the quality of our water supply. Like you, we understand that this essential resource is both limited and in jeopardy. Clean water sources are running dry, chemical contamination threatens existing supplies, and emerging hazards are being recognized...
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Keeping our drinking water safe from contaminants
2014-08-01

Keeping pesticides out of our food supply

As the food supply becomes increasingly global, labs like yours must monitor a wider range of pesticides than ever before. You have to detect and measure hundreds of compounds and do it quickly, which means you need multi-residue processes and sample-preparation techniques that are both accurate and cost effective...
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Keeping pesticides out of our food supply
2014-08-01

Helping scientists to discover new therapeutics faster

Today’s sophisticated LC/MS technologies give you new levels of sensitivity that can dramatically improve your understanding of a small molecule drug or biotherapeutic. Easy access to these complex technologies can be the key to faster drug discovery...
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Helping scientists to discover new therapeutics faster
2014-08-01

Improving our quality of life through integrated biology

The complexity of real biology continues to present enormous challenges to researchers seeking answers that can improve our quality of life.  Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics are widely used throughout industry and academia, and they have greatly contributed to our understanding...
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Improving our quality of life through integrated biology