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The food segment is an important market for us at Agilent

24 OCT,2017

NFS Correspondent

Agilent Technologies Inc., has introduced the newest member of its family of triple quadrupole liquid chromatography mass spectrometers (triple quad LC/MS). The Ultivo triple quad is a transformative approach to LC/MS that integrates several hardware and software innovations designed to deliver even more improved business results for customers.


The food and environmental segments are important markets for Agilent. Ultivo's seamless integration with the Agilent MassHunter Software suite provides high-performance instrument monitoring, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting for currently regulated and emerging environmental contaminants and pollutants in our water supplies. Also, Ultivo's fine-tuning ensures rigorous accuracy, with selectivity, sensitivity, and precision monitoring, to deliver specific identification and quantitation of a wide range of contaminants, helping keep our worldwide food supplies safe. 


Last month Jim Yano, Vice President of Marketing, Mass Spectrometry Division, Agilent Inc. USA, visited the country, accompanied by Bharat Bhardwaj, Country Manager, Agilent India, for the launch of their latest product, Ultivo, a Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer., at the analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo. NuFFooDS Spectrum had a chance to interact with them. Excerpts of the interview are here-


Please share a brief on the new product launched by Agilent.


Jim Yano: Ultivo, the newest LC triple quadrupole mass spectrometer is focused on high throughput food, environment, pharma and clinical research. It has robust operation. The product is 1/4th the size and saves laboratory space. The servicing and maintenance is easier. There is minimal cost of ownership, lifetime cost is low for servicing. 4 patents have been filed for those objectives.


Bharat Bhardwaj: Agilent is a leader in latest technology. Over the last few years, using the feedback we get, we have made a user friendly, smaller, fast track product. We have taken all parameters in to account while designing the new product - from a 6 ft. product to 1-1.5 ft. product - for lab owners and managers. This allows the lab to have a lot more instruments in a smaller footprint – plus we have uplifted the performance. The performance is better, size is smaller and it is easier to use, the cost of ownership is bare minimum. We started this journey 5 years ago, we just completed another round of lab manager surveys, globally – with over 700 lab managers – to make sure the product was still going to meet the customer’s lab requirements.


What advantages does the product provide to the Indian market?


Bharat Bhardwaj: This product exactly addresses the need of the Indian market, providing the latest technology, faster tests, simpler setting up methods and design, a special library, which takes care of all the work, which is globally collated, the results are already there in the library. The laboratory space is the most expensive. Residential space compared to lab space is cheaper. The smaller size allows you to accommodate more systems, offering a lot more profit. It is always about generating more business using minimum investment. Ultivo addresses the Indian market needs.


Jim Yano: Inputs from the customers who are using these instruments on a daily basis, other procedures, have told us that it’s the need of the hour.

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