Agilent Technologies has acquired advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology, known as ACIES, developed by Virtual Control, which Agilent will integrate the software into its gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GS/MS) platforms to improve the productivity, efficiency and accuracy. With the acquisition, Agilent obtained the software and other assets associated with ACIES. As part of the transaction, core members of the ACIES team also became Agilent employees.
ACIES automates the labour-intensive task of GC/MS data analysis improving efficiency in the laboratory workflow, from sampling to reporting. Agilent will integrate the technology into its MassHunter software package for LC/MS and GC/MS instruments.