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Agilent instruments play a key role in chemistry department upgrade

December 16, 2011

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-12-16-2011, Volume 0, Issue 0

Agilent Technologies has announced a major sale of instrumentation to be used in undergraduate teaching laboratories at Virginia Tech?s department of chemistry.

Agilent Technologies has announced a major sale of instrumentation to be used in undergraduate teaching laboratories at Virginia Tech’s department of chemistry.

Approximately 7000 chemistry students a year will have access to seven new Agilent 5975C gas chromatography–mass spectrometry systems, six 240FS atomic absorption spectrometry systems, a major upgrade to the department’s nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy console, a 6100 series single quadrupole liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry system, a Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer and a Cary 100 UV/vis spectrophotometer.

Professor Jim Tanko, chair of the Virginia Tech chemistry department, said “This upgrade will enormously enhance the undergraduate laboratory experience for all students enrolled in chemistry classes — majors and non-majors.Virginia Tech will provide unprecedented, state-of-the-art facilities in support of undergraduate education. We are particularly excited that general chemistry labs for freshmen have been equipped with GC–MS equipment. We believe Virginia Tech is the first in the nation to offer this experience on such a large scale.”

Bob Walker, Agilent regional manager, said, “Agilent is excited to be a part of this project. Virginia Tech’s chemistry department is transforming science education by bringing students in contact with modern, industry-standard technology early in their academic experience. Also, thanks to Agilent’s expanded portfolio, customers can now fully equip their laboratories with a complete suite of analytical tools from a single vendor and receive world-class products and support.”

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