Agilent acquires AI technology to advance lab productivity
The company says that it will integrate the acquired software technology, known as ACIES, into its industry-leading gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GS/MS) platforms to improve the productivity, efficiency and accuracy of high-throughput labs the company serves around the world. ACIES automates the labor-intensive task of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry data analysis improving efficiency in the laboratory workflow, from sampling to reporting.
The company says it will integrate the technology into its MassHunter software package for LC/MS and GC/MS instruments.
“Our acquisition of this advanced technology is just one more example of Agilent’s focus on delivering the insights and innovation our customers can use to provide industry-leading solutions,” says Jacob Thaysen, president, Agilent Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group. “We’re extremely pleased to be adding these additional capabilities to our product lineup.”
A range of industries and applications is expected to benefit from Agilent’s acquisition of the technology, including food testing and agriculture, environmental, and applied materials, with broad potential to expand to other large markets. The acquisition represents the company’s latest investment in digital technology to advance the analytical lab and transform its capabilities with new technology, better integration of instruments and data, and more efficient lab workflow.
With the acquisition, Agilent obtained the software and other assets associated with ACIES. As part of the transaction, core members of the ACIES team also became Agilent employees.