Thermo Fisher extends industry-wide compatibility collaboration

The Instrument Control Exchange Program aims to foster compatibility among key vendors’ instrumentation and chromatography data systems

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Agilent Technologies have extended their agreement to work on industry-wide Instrument Control Exchange Program (ICEP). The programme aims to foster compatibility among key vendors’ instrumentation and chromatography data systems (CDS).

Organisations across the life sciences and applied industries will continue to benefit from the ability to select the hardware and software that most appropriately meets their application and business needs through the sustained involvement of key vendors.

Marking a significant step forward in the 15-year history of the ICEP, the latest enhancements to Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS software allow users to streamline quality control workflows through improved compatibility with Agilent’s gas chromatography (GC) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instrumentation.

Additionally, Thermo Fisher’s GC, HPLC and selected Ion Chromatography (IC) instruments can now also be controlled in Agilent’s OpenLab CDS. This allows users to increase workflow flexibility and efficiency through the implementation of instruments suited to their needs.

"The lack of interoperability between different vendors’ instruments and software has traditionally presented a barrier to laboratories adopting the solutions that best meet the unique needs of their workflows," said Matt Hazlewood, Senior Director of global enterprise chromatography data systems at Thermo Fisher Scientific. "The renewal of our commitment with Agilent for mutual compatibility and third-party control of instruments allows customers to have continued access to our market-leading Chromeleon CDS software platform, and deploy the analytical solutions they need without compromising the flexibility or efficiency of their workflows."

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