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Agilent, Spanish Omic Center Collaborate on Metabolomics, Systems Biology Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies and the Centre for Omic Sciences in Spain said today they will collaborate on mass spectrometry and NMR-based metabolomics, as well as automation applied to integrated systems biology research.

The center will serve as a center of excellence for Agilent where the company will demonstrate integrated biology workflows in genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, lipidomics, and metabolomics, the partners said.

"This is a very strategic association between two organizations with similar goals,” Gustavo Salem, Agilent vice president and general manager of the Biological Systems Division, said in a statement. "Both are committed to driving advances in medicine by developing better ways to integrate data from multiple biological disciplines."

The Centre for Omic Sciences was established by the Rovira i Virgili University in collaboration with the Technological Centre of Nutrition and Health and is equipped with Agilent instruments, including the 6550 iFunnel Quadrupole Time-of-Flight LC-MS, 7200 Quadrupole Time-of-Flight GC/MS; 6490 iFunnel Triple Quadrupole LC-MS, Bravo automated liquid handling systems, and the SureScan DNA microarray scanner, software, consumables, and services.

The center will work with the Technological Centre of Nutrition and Health to carry out its work as part of its collaboration. It also will work with private companies and research groups.

Financial and other details were not disclosed.