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Agilent, CambTEK Ink Sample Prep Tech Co-marketing Pact

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies will co-market CambTEK's extraction and sample prep technologies with its own liquid phase separation, life science, and chemical analysis instruments and software, the companies said today.

Under the agreement, the partners will co-market CambTEK's Rapid Extraction System (RES) for automated sample preparation alongside the Agilent instruments and software.

CambTEK's RES was designed for rapid extraction of solid dose forms and gels for use in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food science industries. The companies said the system can process a wide range of samples, including tablets, powders, capsules, gels and pastes, beads, swabs, and stents.

"By offering a combined solution for liquid chromatography sample preparation, our complementary technologies will enable analytical researchers to access faster and more robust workflow solutions to achieve higher productivity and data quality," Agilent's Senior Product Manager for Liquid Chromatography Christian Gotenfels said in a statement

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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