Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today expanded its portfolio of scientific instruments with a new LC/MS system that provides even greater sensitivity and accuracy for applications such as peptide quantitation, food safety, environmental testing, clinical research and forensic toxicology.

The new Agilent 6495B Triple Quadrupole LC/MS System combines high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry in an integrated system that delivers outstanding operational efficiencies.

Built on the success of the 6495A Triple Quadrupole LC/MS System, the 6495B provides improved mass range, scan speed and polarity switching – all of which enable scientists to better analyze molecules from a wide array of sample matrices.

The 6495B also incorporates a new gate valve that facilitates even quicker and easier removal of the inlet capillary without having to vent the instrument, enabling increased uptime and productivity. This new gate valve can withstand thousands of opening and closing cycles without losing its tight vacuum seal. With fewer moving components, it also minimizes wear and particulate generation, reducing the need for maintenance.

Coupled with Agilent MassHunter software, which simplifies sample management and analysis, the Agilent 6495B Triple Quadrupole LC/MS System accelerates analysis, delivering even more reliable results and quickly turning data into insights.

"Laboratories demand instruments that provide quick and reliable answers to their analytical problems," said Monty Benefiel, Agilent vice president and general manager of the company's Mass Spectrometry Division. "From low-level quantification of peptides in life science research, to the detection of mycotoxins and other contaminants in food, the Agilent 6495B is an excellent choice."