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Agilent, Baylor College of Medicine Establish Metabolomics Mass Spec Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agilent and Baylor College of Medicine said yesterday that they have opened an Agilent Mass Spectrometry Center of Excellence at BCM'sAlkekCenterfor Molecular Discovery.

Agilent is providing the center with two mass spec systems for metabolomics work: a 6495 triple quadrupole LC/MS system and a 6550 iFunnel QTOF LC/MS system with a switchable GC APCI interface.

The systems will also include Agilent's Mass Hunter software for qualitative and quantitative work and its Mass Profiler Professional with Pathway Architect for bioinformatics and multiomic analyses.

"The growing significance of metabolomics, not only in life science research but in many application spaces, has resulted in the need for more analytical capabilities,” Arun Sreekumar, co-director of the Alkek Center, said in a statement. "Baylor and Agilent have identified several areas of mutual interest — metabolomics, lipidomics, clinical research, disease research — where we believe we can make real progress together."