U.S – Agilent Technologies has partnered with METTLER TOLEDO to come up with an integrated solution to address error-prone sample preparation, one of the biggest concerns in any laboratory.
The solution launched in Munich at Analytica 2022 in June, offers a fully automated and digitalized liquid chromatography (LC) or Gas Chromatography (GC) workflow designed to eliminate common errors in the weighing process.
It enables the automatic and seamless transfer of weighing results and the associated metadata from METTLER TOLEDO LabX Balance software to Agilent OpenLab software.
“We are pleased to announce this collaboration with METTLER TOLEDO. This new sample preparation workflow not only improves results, but it also offers a truly digital user experience for operating chromatographic instruments—helping our customers build their labs of the future,” said Jacob Thaysen, President, Agilent’s Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group.
Agilent Technologies is a global leader in the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets, delivering insight and innovation that advance the quality of life.
The sample preparation is a critical part of many laboratory workflows, says Agilent. It is a time-consuming bottleneck and a frequent source of errors and inaccuracies that often leads to costly quality investigations or rework.
The complete solution automatically transfers weighing results to the latest release of Sample Scheduler for Agilent OpenLab CDS.
Sample Scheduler retrieves the sample and weight data from the METTLER TOLEDO LabX software and allows users to seamlessly route sample and weighing information to any instrument in the laboratory.
“This is a prime example of how two prevalent vendors of lab equipment have collaborated to address one of the biggest concerns in the laboratory.
“The seamless integration of balances and chromatography instruments in a digital and automated sample preparation and analysis process allows a drastic reduction or even elimination of transcription and calculation errors, significantly increasing lab productivity,” said Patrick Kaltenbach, CEO of METTLER TOLEDO.
Mettler Toledo is a multinational manufacturer of scales and analytical instruments. It is the largest provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications.
The two companies hope that by addressing one of the biggest, most basic laboratory challenges—transferring weighing results accurately to other lab systems—their solution will accelerate the digital transformation of laboratories.