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Agilent Unveils the 8850 Gas Chromatograph: A Leap Forward in Analytical Excellence

publication date: May 30, 2024
author/source: Agilent Technologies


New instrument delivers the full power and capability of Agilent GCs in a compact design

Agilent Technologies proudly announces the 8850 Gas Chromatograph (GC) System, a small single-channel GC that combines the legacy of the 6850 GC with the capability and system intelligence of the 8890 GC. With a focus on speed and intelligence, the 8850 GC stands poised to revolutionize labs across diverse markets, including energy, chemicals, food, and pharmaceuticals, while reducing energy consumption by up to 30%.

Modern labs face the seemingly contrasting goals of maximizing analytical capacity with limited bench space while reducing the overall environmental impact of their operations. In response, lab managers strive to get the most productivity out of every square foot of their facility by maximizing instrument uptime and ensuring optimal use of all available bench space. Meeting sustainability goals amid these pressures requires an unwavering focus on the efficiency of lab operations and individual workflow components. 

“We are excited to introduce the 8850 GC, a cutting-edge instrument that leverages the latest technological advancements,” stated Mike Zhang, vice president and general manager, of the Gas Phase Separations Division at Agilent. “Incorporating engineering excellence and the intelligence of Agilent’s smart GC portfolio, this compact, rugged GC is poised to revolutionize analytical labs across various industries. It delivers answers quickly and efficiently while significantly reducing physical space and energy requirements.”

Integrated instrument intelligence enhances uptime, while remote connectivity features facilitate regular maintenance and troubleshooting, ensuring uninterrupted workflow capacity. The instrument’s small footprint – half the size of the Agilent 8890 GC – maximizes space utilization and operational redundancy. Additionally, heating and cool-down times are shorter, increasing lab throughput. Using up to 30% less power than other GCs, reduces energy costs and helps labs meet their sustainability goals.

“The 8850 GC speaks directly to labs’ goals as a small, dedicated single-channel GC with the power of instrument intelligence and the high-end performance of the 8890 GC,” added Jim Gearing, associate vice president of Marketing, in the Gas Phase Separations Division at Agilent. “For ease of use, the 8850 GC uses the same touchscreen interface and connectivity as the 8890 GC, and method migration and development efforts are minimized due to familiar consumables and software, enabling a straightforward transition to the 8850 GC.”

The 8850 GC is a powerful addition to Agilent’s market-leading portfolio of GC instruments. With its small footprint and user-friendly interface, this instrument combines reliability, dedicated high performance, and exceptional data quality, promising to transform lab operations.



About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global leader in analytical and clinical laboratory technologies, delivering insights and innovation that help our customers bring great science to life. Agilent’s full range of solutions includes instruments, software, services, and expertise that provide trusted answers to our customers' most challenging questions. The company generated revenue of $6.83 billion in fiscal 2023 and employs approximately 18,000 people worldwide.


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