Agilent and Scion enter into CDS agreement

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  • Published: Apr 24, 2015
  • Author: Jon Evans
  • Source: Agilent Technologies/Scion Instruments
  • Suppliers: Agilent Technologies
  • Channels: Gas Chromatography / Laboratory Informatics

Agilent Technologies and Scion Instruments have entered into a gas chromatography (GC) instrument control agreement, under which they will provide customers with the freedom to operate each company’s GC instruments with the other’s chromatography data system (CDS).

The companies will exchange development documentation and royalty-free licenses of driver software to allow the integration of each other’s GC instruments into their respective CDSs. With the development of these drivers, GC systems from either manufacturer will be integrated into Agilent’s OpenLAB CDS EZChrom Edition and Scion’s CompassCDS.

‘Agilent pursues an open-systems approach to laboratory informatics, preserving our customers’ investment in instrumentation, workflows, operating procedures, data and knowledge,’ said John Sadler, Agilent vice president and general manager of software and informatics. ‘We are continuously expanding OpenLAB CDS multivendor instrument control capabilities in collaboration with other analytical instrument manufacturers and are working to standardize analytical instrument control across data systems, resulting in the best-working and best-tested software for our mutual customers.’

‘Scion is dedicated to providing the best solutions for individual customer needs, including multi-vendor support in our chromatography data systems,’ said Dan Klopp, CEO of Scion Instruments. ‘With this agreement, we continue a rich legacy of customer focused improvements to our software and systems.’

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