Agilent Technologies launches new software for gel permeation chromatography/size exclusion chromatography


Source: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the launch of the new Agilent GPC/SEC software for gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography with improved measurement and reporting capabilities for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The software can be used across different platforms, providing a common element in both Agilent 1200 Infinity GPC/SEC systems and former Varian GPC/SEC systems.

The Agilent GPC/SEC software comes with a look and feel similar to the Agilent OpenLAB CDS LC software, making it easy for users to switch between GPC/SEC and HPLC. The software builds on shared Agilent OpenLab software components, such as the Agilent Instrument Control Framework. The GPC/SEC software includes a component that facilitates data collection and full control of all instrumentation supporting RC.NET driver technology. This includes:

  • All Agilent 1200 Infinity LC modules
  • All Agilent 1200 series modules
  • All Agilent 1100 series modules
  • The Agilent PL-GPC 50 system
  • Certain non-Agilent models

'Our powerful GPC/SEC systems provide a cost-effective and scientifically sound methodology for routine polymer characterization,' said Helmut Schulenberg-Schell, LC marketing manager at Agilent. 'The new software extends our comprehensive GPC/SEC portfolio and not only provides users with better-quality results but enables quick and easy data retrieval and export in a variety of formats.'

The GPC/SEC software ensures reproducible results for conventional analysis with concentration detectors only and advanced multidetector applications. The new customizable user interface offers easy access to improved information content from light-scattering and viscometry measurements. Data collection from multiple channels is collated, and results, such as molecular weight and branching, are calculated in a single location.

To learn more about Agilent's GPC/SEC systems, columns, standards and software, visit

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