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Agilent Technologies to Collaborate with University of Toronto on Metabolomics Mrm Library-Software Solution

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a collaboration with scientists at the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research to produce a comprehensive metabolomics multiple-reaction monitoring (MRM) library and methodology, using Agilent's Infinity 1290 UHPLC and 6460 triple quadrupole mass spectrometry system. The library, coupled with Agilent's MassHunter software, will provide scientists with a robust LC/MS solution to accelerate the quantification of hundreds of metabolically important compounds for cell biology and disease research. When completed, this new metabolomics MRM library will be added to Agilent's existing collection of MRM libraries, which address a variety of applications including pesticides, veterinary drugs, forensics and toxicology.

Agilent Technologies Inc. Introduces 1290 Infinity II LC System

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the 1290 Infinity II LC System, its new instrument in the powerful 1200 Infinity Series LC portfolio. The system enables operators, scientists and laboratory managers to reach new levels of laboratory efficiency with the instrument's exceptional analytical quality, ease of use and ability to seamlessly integrate into any laboratory. The Agilent 1290 Infinity II LC System represents the next-generation UHPLC with the same levels of reliability and robustness users have come to expect from Agilent, along with unique capabilities to maximize efficiency in three important areas: Analytical Efficiency: The 1290 Infinity II LC provides scientists with exceptional analytical data quality, chromatographic resolution/precision and broad dynamic range detection. Lowest carry-over provides uncompromised data for the most demanding analyses. Instrument Efficiency: The system is exceptionally easy to use and provides instrument operators with new levels of capabilities. Maximum flexibility to accommodate changing separation conditions reduces turnaround times. Unmatched throughput is enabled by high sample capacity per bench space and fast injection cycles. Laboratory Efficiency: The system can be seamlessly integrated into any existing laboratory. It enables smooth method transfer from any legacy equipment--a must for laboratory and department managers seeking to lower costs and increase returns on their investments. The 1290 Infinity II LC features eight new modules and a variety of powerful Agilent A-line accessories to further optimize chromatographic efficiency and laboratory workflow. Additionally, the OpenLAB Chromatography Data System enables effortless LC instrument control, fully traceable data management, convenient generation of results and comprehensive reporting capabilities.

Agilent Technologies Inc. to Redeem $500 Million of $600 Million Outstanding 6.50% Senior Notes Due November 2017 on October 20, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it will redeem $500 million of $600 million outstanding 6.50% senior notes due November 2017 on October 20, 2014, the redemption date. This decision is consistent with Agilent's intention to resize its debt portfolio in connection with the expected spinoff of Keysight Technologies. The redemption price is equal to the sum of the principal amount of the notes outstanding-a make-whole premium that will be calculated three business days prior to the redemption date in accordance with the related indenture-and accrued and unpaid interest on the notes up to but not including the redemption date.

Agilent Technologies Inc. Introduces AriaMx System

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has introduced the AriaMx System, the instrument for real-time polymerase chain-reaction, or PCR, that features easily-changeable optics cartridges for genotyping via high-resolution melt, gene-expression analysis, pathogen detection, and research applications. Expandable cartridges enable a modular instrument format and allow users to customize the system quickly and efficiently, with as many or as few filters needed to suit their application needs. This modularity makes the system ideal for core labs and principal investigators who run multiple types of applications and provides them with greater flexibility when matching the system to both their current and future needs. Product features includes: The AriaMx system can multiplex up to six channels and deliver higher optical resolution for crisp and clear data capture in each channel; Rapid cycle time and ultra-fast brilliant qPCR reagents enable rapid, comprehensive workflow; An onboard diagnostic system provides two modes: a quick pre-test, which takes about one minute to cover more than 60 performance attributes, and a comprehensive 30-minute test, which covers more than 120 attributes. The onboard diagnostics can pinpoint potential problem points before they become serious; Easy-to-use software builds off of Stratagene's familiar intuitive interface and enables researchers to confidently set up, view and analyze data from any assay; and The system also includes HRM capabilities and advanced reporting features.

Agilent Technologies Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable on October 22, 2014; Declares Special Dividend Payable on November 1, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that a quarterly dividend of 13.2 cents per share of common stock will be paid on Oct. 22, 2014, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on Sept. 30, 2014. The company also declared a special dividend distribution of all outstanding shares of Keysight's common stock to Agilent's shareholders. For every two shares of Agilent common stock held, Agilent shareholders will receive one share of Keysight common stock. No fractional shares of Keysight will be issued. Shareholders will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares. The special dividend distribution is expected to be paid on Nov. 1, 2014, to Agilent shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 22, 2014.

 

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