Agilent and COS announce collaboration agreement

Agilent Technologies and Spain’s Centre for Omic Sciences (COS) have announced that they are to collaborate on mass spectrometry and NMR-based metabolomics and automation applied to research in integrated systems biology.

COS — which was established by the Rovira i Virgili University and the Technological Centre of Nutrition and Health — was opened in September and is equipped with the latest instrumentation from Agilent, including the 6550 iFunnel quadrupole time-of-flight LC/MS, the 7200 quadrupole time-of-flight GC/MS, the 6490 iFunnel triple-quadrupole LC/MS, Bravo automated liquid handling systems and the SureScan DNA microarray scanner, software, consumables and services.

COS will also serve as a centre of excellence where Agilent will demonstrate integrated biology workflows to customers in disciplines such as genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, lipidomics and metabolomics in search of biological breakthroughs.