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  • Published: Dec 14, 2016
  • Author: Jon Evans
  • Suppliers: Agilent Technologies
  • Channels: Electrophoresis / HPLC / Sample Preparation / Gas Chromatography / Proteomics & Genomics / Laboratory Informatics / Detectors / Ion Chromatography / MRI Spectroscopy / Proteomics / Atomic / NMR Knowledge Base / Base Peak / X-ray Spectrometry / Chemometrics & Informatics / Raman / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / Infrared Spectroscopy

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Agilent Technologies has presented its latest Thought Leader Award to Rohit Bhargava, founder professor of bioengineering at the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Urbana-Champaign, US, in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of infrared spectroscopic imaging, and its application to life sciences research. Agilent's Thought Leader program promotes fundamental scientific advances by contributing financial support, products and expertise to the research of influential thought leaders in the life sciences and chemical analysis.

Bhargava is also the founder and director of the Cancer Community at Illinois program, which will be renamed the Illinois Cancer Center in early 2017. His work in the advancement of novel chemical-imaging technologies includes developing infrared spectroscopy modalities and demonstrating how they apply to cancer detection, diagnosis and prognosis. The Agilent Thought Leader Award, which includes funding and technology from Agilent, will allow Bhargava to develop new applications and software to facilitate infrared analysis of histological samples, in particular for cancer detection and diagnosis.

“We are grateful to Agilent for this support,” Bhargava said. “This relationship will allow us to work together to further establish the field of digital molecular pathology using infrared imaging.”

“We are delighted to support Dr. Bhargava’s research toward migrating infrared spectroscopic imaging from the lab to the clinic,” said Philip Binns, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Spectroscopy and Vacuum Solutions Division. “Dr. Bhargava is well-positioned to lead the development of new biomedical applications of Agilent’s recently-announced high-speed Laser Direct Infrared Imaging (LDIR) technology.”

(Photo of Rohit Bhargava courtesy of Agilent.)


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