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Agilent to Distribute Cerno Software with GC/MSD Systems

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agilent Technologies today said that it has signed an agreement to distribute Cerno Bioscience's MassWorks calibration and analysis software for use with all of Agilent's GC/MSD systems.

Agilent said that Cerno's technology increases the accuracy of its single-quadrupole GC/MSD to enable identification of unknown compounds. It added that the technology calibrates raw MS data for "significantly higher mass accuracy and unparalleled spectral accuracy, enabling elemental composition determination on these otherwise conventional MS systems."

The MassWorks software is compatible with Agilent's 5977, 5975, and 5973 GC/MSD instruments running the Agilent MSD ChemStation or MassHunter software. Financial and other terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

"Through Agilent's worldwide distribution channels, we will be able to make MassWorks broadly available to significantly more users," Yongdong Wang, founder and president of Norwalk, Conn.-based Cerno Bioscience, said in a statement. "By configuring and pricing MassWorks specifically for the GC/MSD market and making the new AutoCal feature uniquely available on GC/MSD, we help provide a compelling solution to users who are in the market for a new GC/MS."