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Agilent Enterprise Edition 1.60

Agilent Technologies has released Agilent Enterprise Edition 1.60, an enhanced version of the company's standard platform for instrument qualification in regulated laboratories. The version is the only such service available with new Agilent chromatography systems.

Agilent's Enterprise Edition was introduced in 2006 as a flexible, automated, convenient and paperless way to comply with laboratory regulations worldwide. The service covers all major laboratory instruments, regardless of manufacturer and reduces qualification, report review, and approval time by as much as 66 per cent compared with manual methods.

Enterprise Edition 1.60 makes compliance even more efficient and less costly for pharmaceutical companies and others in regulated environments. Version 1.60 offers: streamlined service delivery to minimise the amount of time systems are kept out of operation during qualifications; major usability and automation upgrades that improve workflow; and expanded flexibility for users to configure testing parameters across a wider operational range to cover all the analyses they perform.

Enterprise Edition's Agilent Compliance Engine software automates the compliance process for secure automated testing, results calculation, and reporting in a format that most regulatory agencies recommend. This assures adherence to qualification protocols and avoids human errors that can lead to regulatory citations. Other benefits include one single testing protocol across the whole laboratory and between various laboratories, spanning different instrument makers. This provides consistency and comparability in validation results. Searchable, electronically signed reports eliminate the need for bulky data storage and facilitate data retrieval during audits.

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