Analytical thermal desorption alliance

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-03-20-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Agilent Technologies and Markes International have formed a strategic alliance for the global distribution and market development of analytical thermal desorption (TD) instruments used with gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) systems.

Agilent Technologies and Markes International have formed a strategic alliance for the global distribution and market development of analytical thermal desorption (TD) instruments used with gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) systems.

Analytical TD was first introduced as an accessory for GC and GC–MS in the early 1980s to provide an alternative to solvent extraction for the measurement of (semi-) volatile organic compounds in air. Today, TD–GC–MS is a commonplace technique, with detecting and measuring compounds that include chemical warfare agents, environmental pollutants, emissions from materials, food analysis, flavours and fragrances.

Under this agreement, Markes' TD systems and accessories are available globally as original equipment manufacturer items through the Agilent sales force and supported by the Agilent service organization. “The combination of Markes' TD with Agilent’s GC–MS systems ensures that customers will get the very best in quality instrumentation and support from a single source,” said Elizabeth Woolfenden, director of Markes International. Additionally, the two companies have agreed to collaborative development and promotion of TD–GC and TD–GC–MS applications.

Further information is available about Markes from www.markes.com

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