Novel Program Increases Lab Accuracy and Unknown Compound
Identification with Single-Quadrupole Instrumentation
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Cerno Bioscience today announced
that Agilent will distribute Cerno Bioscience’s MassWorks
calibration and analysis software with all Agilent GC/MSD systems.
This novel calibration technology increases the mass accuracy of
Agilent’s single-quadrupole GC/MSD to enable unknown compound
identification. This process normally requires more complex instruments,
such as time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometers.
“Making Cerno MassWorks directly available to GC/MSD users through
Agilent channels opens the qualitative power of accurate mass
information to scan MS users worldwide,” said Monty Benefiel, vice
president and general manager of Agilent’s GC and GC/MS Solutions
Division. “Customers can now benefit from this new capability at an
attractive incremental cost when purchasing GC/MSD systems.”
MassWorks uses Cerno’s unique technology to calibrate raw MS data
generated by the Agilent GC/MSD systems for significantly higher mass
accuracy and unparalleled spectral accuracy, enabling elemental
composition determination on these otherwise conventional MS systems. In
addition to enabling compound identification without a library, the
MassWorks formula ID capability also speeds and adds confidence to
library searches. The combination of Agilent GC/MSD and Cerno MassWorks
provides an economical, accurate mass formula ID solution to users who
are not ready to acquire high-resolution GC/MS systems.
“We are pleased to enter into this relationship with Agilent, a
recognized market leader in GC/MS,” said Dr. Yongdong Wang, founder and
president of Cerno Bioscience. “Through Agilent’s worldwide distribution
channels, we will be able to make MassWorks broadly available to
significantly more users. By configuring and pricing MassWorks
specifically for the GC/MSD market and making the new AutoCal feature
uniquely available on GC/MSD, we help provide a compelling solution to
users who are in the market for a new GC/MS.”
MassWorks is compatible with Agilent 5977, 5975 and 5973 GC/MSD
instruments running Agilent MSD ChemStation or MassHunter software. To
determine compatibility with older systems, please contact Cerno or
Please visit Agilent’s 5977A
Series GC/MSD System website for more information.
For more information about Cerno MassWorks software, please visit www.cernobioscience.com/products.html.
Cerno Bioscience’s novel MS calibration and analysis technology has been
published in a front-cover feature article in the journal Analytical
About Cerno Bioscience Technology and Applications
Cerno Bioscience’s MassWorks software performs post-acquisition MS
calibration and formula determination through either CLIPS at unit mass
resolution or sCLIPS at higher resolution. Cerno Bioscience products are
used in major R&D labs including pharmaceutical, food, beverages,
flavors, fragrances, natural products, environmental, forensics, fine
chemicals and petrochemical industries. For more information, please
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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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