2020-07-14 13:07News

Agilent’s cutting-edge 6546 LC/Q-TOF instrument now available at SmiLe’s labs

Agilent, SmiLe Incubator and Medicon Village representatives

SmiLe Incubator welcomes Agilent, a global leader in laboratory instruments, as its Diamond level Lab Sponsor. Thanks to this partnership, we can now offer our startup members, Medicon Village members and other life science startups via Open Lab Skåne, access to state of the art LC/Q-TOF technology.

As part of the sponsorship, Agilent has provided its newest liquid chromatography Q-TOF instrument, the Agilent 6546, in SmiLe’s Lab. The instrument has the highest resolution and widest dynamic of its kind, enabling comprehensive workflows in metabolomics research, food safety, food authenticity, and environmental screening. 

We have found the perfect partner in SmiLe where we contribute with the latest LC/Q-TOF technology in a passionate and driven life science environment and get the possibility to showcase our Agilent 6546 LC/Q-TOF in their lab. Closely linked to the vibrant Medicon Village makes this a great location for us at Agilent. We are very much looking forward to a fruitful partnership and welcome everyone who is interested to accelerate LC/Q-TOF capabilities to visit SmiLe!”, says Katarina Alenäs, Business Team Manager Instruments Sweden and Finland, Country General Manager Sweden.

Access to well-equipped laboratories is a prerequisite for successful life science innovation and we are thrilled to have Agilent as our new lab sponsor. Thanks to this cooperation, we can now offer SmiLe members as well as Medicon Village members access to the very powerful high-resolution mass spectrometry technology from the Agilent 6546 instrument” says Per Brunmark, Director of Core Facilities of SmiLe Incubator at Medicon Village in Lund.

Partnerships of this magnitude contribute significantly in SmiLe Incubator’s efforts to ensure that life science companies have the latest, most advanced equipment at their disposal, without having to make major investments.

Webinars and workshops will be organized after the summer, aiming to introduce the instrument to life science startups and familiarize them with its capabilities. Exact dates will be announced right after summer.


For those interested in running experiments with the instrument or other instruments at Open Lab Skåne, please contact Per Brunmark, Per@smileincubator.life, or Martina Schneider, martina@smileincubator.life


Facts about Agilent 6546 LC/Q-TOF

  • It is the latest addition to Agilent’s wide portfolio of Quadrupole Time of Flight LC/MS systems with the highest resolution and widest dynamic range. 
  • Gives users confidence at the low and high concentrations with simultaneous delivery of five orders of in-spectrum dynamic range and mass resolution over 60k (for high masses) and over 30k (for low masses)
  • Narrows down identification possibilities through sub-ppm mass accuracy and isotope fidelity within 5%
  • Makes maintenance easy with vent-free access to ion source and inlet
  • Helps users move beyond analytical targeted screening restriction on number of compounds and time-consuming method maintenance with accurate mass spectral libraries for pesticides, veterinary drugs, mycotoxins, extractables and leachables, and water contaminants
  • Provides access metabolomics workflows for profiling, lipidomics, and qualitative flux analysis
  • Use the new food authenticity workflow to streamline analysis when testing for product origin or adulteration

Click here for more information about the instrument.


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Agilent is global a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. With more than 50 years of insight and innovation, we provide laboratories worldwide with instruments, software, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to achieve superior scientific and economic outcomes. Agilent’s global footprint includes sale offices, logistic centers and business facilities in Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific with a team of approximately 16,300 employees spread across the world. The worldwide capabilities enable us to deliver high-quality solution to our valued customers in 110 countries. Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets, including Pharmaceutical, chemical and energy, life sciences research, Diagnostics, food and Environmental and Forensics. Agilent Technologies Sweden AB is headquartered in Kista, Stockholm with 50 employees focusing on sales, service and support of instrumentation for a variety of different laboratories. 

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About SmiLe Venture Hub – Pioneering Life Science Innovations

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas. There are currently more than 20 companies in SmiLe, which together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 280 million in venture capital to date since 2014. SmiLe offers business coaching, a large network of contacts and a dynamic community, as well as well-equipped laboratories which is unique of its kind in Sweden. SmiLe is a non-profit organization and receives basic funding from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, Lund University and Medicon Village. SmiLe´s sponsors are Agilent, Sparbanken Skåne, Awa, Høiberg, Prevas, Setterwalls, Zacco, Aqilion. SmiLe’s listed alumni companies have a market capitalization of almost EUR 750 million (Q4 2019). www.smileincubator.life