Agilent Technologies will enhance its chromatography and mass spectrometry platforms with artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by Virtual Control.

Dubbed ACIES, the AI technology automates the labour-intensive task of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry data analysis improving efficiency in the laboratory workflow, from sampling to reporting.

With the acquired technology, Agilent is set to improve the productivity, efficiency and accuracy of high throughput of its labs across the globe.

The company will integrate the technology into its MassHunter software package for LC/MS and GC/MS instruments.

Jacob Thaysen, President of Agilent Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group, said, “Our acquisition of this advanced technology is just one more example of Agilent’s focus on delivering the insights and innovation our customers can use to provide industry-leading solutions.”

“We’re extremely pleased to be adding these additional capabilities to our product line-up.”