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Agilent Technologies to introduce next-generation spectrometer at Mining Conference in Cape Town


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Complete Portfolio of Mining Industry Solutions to Be Featured at Mining Indaba, South Africa

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced it will introduce its next-generation microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometer (MP-AES) to the mining industry at Mining Indaba, Feb. 3-6, in Cape Town, South Africa. Mining Indaba is the world's third-largest mining conference, dedicated to the capitalization and development of mining interests in Africa.

Agilent will also present its full portfolio of solutions for the mining industry, including MP-AES, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer, micro gas chromatograph, portable Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma triple quad mass spectrometer and other micro GC and portable FTIR technologies.

'Agilent has hit a home run with its new MP-AES instrument, which is ideal for both gold and base metal analysis,' said Agilent customer Bobby Joe Reichel of Newmont Mining Corp.

'MP-AES is a revolutionary technology that runs entirely on air,' said Agilent's Keith Bratchford, general manager, spectroscopy products. 'It is perfectly suited for the analytical needs of the mining industry and now offers expanded application capabilities, such as remote analysis of major and minor elements in geological samples.'

'Overall, we have a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to address critical mining needs, and we look forward to sharing it with key stakeholders at Africa's largest mining event next week,' added Bratchford.

Throughout the meeting, Agilent scientists and product specialists will demonstrate how the company's atomic spectroscopy products address a wide variety of mining needs, including remote, field-based analysis of samples, and laboratory solutions for geochemistry, metals and mining analysis.

Agilent provides a complete portfolio of solutions for the geochemistry, mining and metals industries. For more information, please visit Agilent Solutions - Geochemistry-Mining-Metals.

About Agilent Technologies

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

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.

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