• AI Technology to Enhance Workflow through Automated Analysis
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AI Technology to Enhance Workflow through Automated Analysis

Feb 18 2022

Artificial intelligence technology developed by Virtual Control, an AI and machine learning software creator of analysis solutions in lab testing, has been acquired by Agilent Technologies for integration into its industry-leading gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) platforms. The acquired software, known as ACIES, will help to advance the productivity, efficiency and accuracy of high-throughput labs the company serves around the world.

The transaction, including the software and other assets associated with ACIES, also saw core members of the ACIES team transferring to Agilent as employees.

Automating the labour-intensive GC/MS data analysis will provide potential benefits in laboratory workflow patterns, from sampling to reporting. Agilent will integrate the technology into its MassHunter software package for LC/MS and GC/MS instruments.

“Our acquisition of this advanced technology is just one more example of Agilent’s focus on delivering the insights and innovation our customers can use to provide industry-leading solutions,” said Jacob Thaysen, President, Agilent Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group. “We’re extremely pleased to be adding these additional capabilities to our product lineup.”

The technology is expected to benefit a range of industries and applications including food testing and agriculture, environmental and applied materials and has broad potential for expansion in other large markets.

This latest acquisition is expected to build on the company’s existing investments and innovations strategies to advance analytical laboratory capabilities through better integration of instruments, data and efficiency of workflow.

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