(from left to right) : Soh Lam Seng, Country Manager, Malaysia, Chemical Analysis Group, Agilent Technologies and Shanya Kane, Vice President and General Manager, Gas Chromatography Business, Chemical Analysis Group, Agilent Technologies with the new Agilent 7890B gas chromatograph which offers lab professionals new levels of productivity, sensitivity and reliability.
Over a thousand scientists, researchers and chemists expected to attend in Southeast Asia; focus on Food, Energy, Environment, Genomics and Integrated Biology, and Pharmaceuticals
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, March 19, 2013 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its Total Agilent Experience symposiums featuring workshops with industry experts and latest bio-analytical technologies will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok. More than a thousand chemists, researchers and scientists from across the region are expected to attend.
The Total Agilent Experience (TAE) symposium, the company’s largest annual event in this region, is in its third year with attendance growing at 40% from a year ago. The symposium attracts members of the scientific community working in food safety, energy research, forensics, environment, pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, as well as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics tools for disease research.
“This symposium has gained a strong reputation in the analytical testing research and bio-science industries for its ability to attract industry renowned speakers, showcase of the latest technologies, as well as offering great learning and networking opportunities,” said Soh Lam Seng, Country Manager, Malaysia, Chemical Analysis Group, Agilent Technologies. “This year’s theme, Explore Unlimited Possibilities with Agilent science, challenges the scientific and research communities to use technology for new discoveries that will benefit mankind.”
“The entire three-city Total Agilent Experience symposium kicks off in Kuala Lumpur with a two-day program designed for knowledge building and sharing among scientists, chemists and researchers in food, pharmaceutical, environmental science and material sciences industries. This year’s line-up of bio-analytical solutions and expert speakers will help the country’s scientific communities gear towards a transformed nation.”
Among the new instruments showcased will be the new Agilent 7890B gas chromatograph and the 5977A Series mass selective detector which offer lab professionals new levels of productivity, sensitivity and reliability. Improvements have been made to the sensitivity and efficiency of the instruments, as well as enhanced user experience.
“The innovation behind the new 7890B GC is based on in-depth understanding of user needs following three years of market research and conversations with hundreds of users worldwide,” said Shanya Kane, Vice President and General Manager, Gas Chromatography Business, Chemical Analysis Group, Agilent Technologies.
“For instance, in view of the global shortage of helium needed as carrier gas in lab tests, we have built conservation and migration capabilities into our gas chromatography instruments to help our users address that issue from system setup through analytical performance stages. Agilent leads the industry as the first company to address such issues from all aspects of our users’ requirements.”
Among the conferences, seminars and workshops are:
● Keynote address on the Importance of Technology and Innovation in Today’s Society by Dr. Nick Roelofs, President, Life Sciences Group, Agilent Technologies
● Industry tracks focusing on Food, Energy, Forensics and Toxicology, Genomics and Integrated Biology, and Pharmaceuticals. Featured speakers include:
o Prof. Philip Marriott, Faculty of Science, Monash University
o Prof. Sanjay Swarup, National University of Singapore - Environmental Research Institute (NERI)
o Prof. Philip Doble, School of Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney
o Dr. Chin Teen Teen, ALS Technichem (M) Sdn Bhd
o Dr. Louis Fabri, Protein Technologies Research, CSL Limited, Australia
o Dr. Gan Chee Yuen, Doping Control Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
The dates for each market are:
● Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-20 March 2013
● Singapore, 22 March 2013
● Bangkok, Thailand, 27 March 2013
This is the second time that Total Agilent Experience symposium is held in Malaysia. The previous symposium was held in 2011. Since 1939, Agilent Technologies has been providing innovative measurement solutions to help customers discover what they need to know especially with even more the current complex challenges — in human health, the environment and communications.