Agilent Centre of Excellence in Comprehensive Chromatography

May 25, 2011

The Open University and Agilent Technologies UK have announced the launch of the Agilent Centre of Excellence in Comprehensive Chromatography.

The Open University and Agilent Technologies UK have announced the launch of the Agilent Centre of Excellence in Comprehensive Chromatography, which is to be hosted in the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute at The Open University.

The centre, based in Milton Keynes, UK, will provide the opportunity for the company to showcase its recent developments in capillary flow technology hardware to provide a robust and accessible platform technology to support UK analysts in developing applications that use multidimensional gas chromatography.

Dr Geraint Morgan, the centre director, said, “Comprehensive chromatography is an important component of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial research at The Open University. The establishment of the Agilent Centre of Excellence provides our researchers with a unique opportunity to access world-leading technology and expertise, in addition to providing a vehicle for raising the profile of our research and analytical infrastructure with the analytical community.”

The Centre will allow potential customers hands-on access to the company’s hardware, in the form of a dedicated GC×GC–FID/ECD/MS system, and interactions with Diane Turner and Bryan White, two of the leading exponents of comprehensive chromatography in the UK.

Sarah Corbin, the company’s UK sales manager said, “For more than ten years, multidimensional GC has been largely confined to the research laboratory, used only by skilled practitioners of gas chromatography. With reliable, easy-to-use hardware integrated in to the chromatograph, the technique is now ready for more routine laboratory settings.”

Anyone interested in the services provided by the new centre should contact Science-Agilent-Centre@open.ac.uk