Agilent Technologies acquired the assets of Aurora SFC Systems, which provides supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) products for lab research and analysis. The acquisition includes the Aurora SFC Systems product line as well as intellectual property.
Aurora SFC Systems has been working with Agilent for the past two years. Aurora's Fusion A5 platform is embedded into Agilent's SFC and Hybrid SFC/UHPLC systems, and is also sold as part of an upgrade option to Agilent's 1100, 1200, and 1260 Series LC systems. Acquiring the Aurora SFC assets now enables Agilent to offer these products as fully integrated, single-vendor SFC solutions, according to Patrick Kaltenbach, vp and general manager of Agilent's liquid phase separations business.
"The deployment of orthogonal separation techniques has gained significant importance in liquid phase separations as regulatory agencies increasingly demand comprehensive results," added Kaltenbach.