SANTA CLARA, Calif. and BILLERICA, Mass. -- Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) and Bruker Corp. (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced an agreement to provide customers with more freedom of choice when selecting a chromatography data system for their laboratories.
The companies will exchange information for the development of instrument drivers for their respective gas chromatographs. With the development of these drivers, both companies' GC systems may be interfaced and controlled by either Agilent's OpenLAB Chromatography Data System or Bruker's Compass CDS. This exchange will enable customers to preserve their investments in workflows and increase efficiency in operating procedures.
Later this year, OpenLAB CDS software will be able to support Bruker's 3000- and 400-series gas chromatographs, including Bruker's latest SCION 436 and 456 models. Likewise, Compass CDS software drivers will support Agilent's 5890, 6890, 7890 and similar gas chromatographs.
Both companies plan to make these drivers available by the end of 2014.
'Agilent continues to offer flexible solutions for all of our customers' needs,' said Bruce von Herrmann, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Software and Informatics Business. 'We are a leading proponent of open systems for the laboratory, and this collaboration with Bruker increases the availability of open system options for our customers.'
'Bruker is dedicated to providing our customers with the flexibility and versatility they need to address modern analytical challenges,' said Joe Anacleto, vice president of Bruker Daltonics Applied, Industrial and Clinical Research Business Unit. 'This agreement will serve to open up the choices laboratories have to select the preferred solutions that meet their needs.'
For more information about Bruker's chromatography systems and software solutions, visit Bruker's Gas Chromatography Systems website.
For more information about OpenLAB CDS, visit Agilent's Software & Informatics website.
About Bruker Corporation
Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for in vitro diagnostics, industrial and applied analysis. For more information, please go to www.bruker.com.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.