Agilent Releases Cary WinUV 5.3 and Cary WinUV Pharma 5.3 Software

Cary WinUV 5.3 with the Cary 60 UV-Vis spectrophotometer

Easy-to-Use Software Built Around the Needs of Routine Analysts

The latest versions of Cary WinUV and Cary WinUV Pharma software for the Cary 60 UV-Vis spectrophotometer include new enhancements and updates. 

In Cary WinUV, the capability to perform measurements with up to 10 replicates and averages increases productivity and facilitates validation/verification as per ICH Q2 (R1). After the measurement sequence, the software automatically calculates and reports measurement statistics—streamlining method development. The updated 'Cary Help' and 'Cary Tutorial' modules speed up learning and simplify operation of the Cary 60 UV-Vis spectrophotometer.

The optional Cary WinUV Pharma software, used for secured data storage and user/access privilege management, now runs a secure Microsoft SQL Server Express 2022 database with Microsoft support until 2028.

Both software support Windows 11 21H2 and Windows Server 2022.

Download the ‘what’s new’ software flyer for full details of Cary WinUV 5.3.

Cary 60 UV-Vis with 10 year xenon flash lamp warranty

The Support for Title 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11 Compliance: Agilent Cary WinUV Pharma Whitepaper describes how the technical controls provided by the Cary WinUV software support the data integrity requirements of pharmaceutical laboratories operating in regulated environments. The Cary 60 UV-Vis spectrophotometer can be qualified according to global pharmacopoeia chapters, such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) chapter <857>, to ensure that the instrument is suitable for its intended use.

The Cary WinUV (Pharma) software complements the Cary 60 UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The Cary 60 UV-Vis is a flexible, powerful, and reliable UV-Vis system designed around the needs of routine users.

The Cary 60 UV-Vis uses a powerful and long-lasting xenon flash lamp that comes with an industry leading 10-year warranty (for Cary 60 UV-Vis instruments purchased from Agilent or participating partners), significantly reducing instrument downtime and cost-of-ownership when replacing lamps.

The xenon lamp also helps to improve the environmental impact of labs:

  • Reduced energy consumption: Xenon lamp only flashes when a reading is taken, no warmup time.
  • Reduced hazardous waste production: 10-year lamp warranty, hence no need to frequently replace and dispose of lamps.
  • Long-lasting instrument (20+ years) with minimal maintenance.

The Cary 60 UV-Vis received the ACT (Accountability, Consistency, Transparency) label, verified by My Green Lab. The label provides information about the environmental impact of the Cary 60 UV-Vis throughout its entire life cycle.

Learn more about the environmental impact of the Cary 60 UV-Vis and the ACT label: Cary 60 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer - Agilent ACT Labeled Products​

  • Thank you Sabbas for your question.

    The Tutorials and Help in Cary WinUV 5.3 is also relevant for many questions, applications and workflows a Cary WinUV 5.1.3 user might have. However, some sections might be specific and different for Cary WinUV 5.3 compared to Cary WinUV 5.1.3. We highly recommend to upgrade any Cary 60 UV-Vis to the latest version of Cary WinUV 5.3 to benefit from the latest updates and enhancements, and to have a software that is supported on Windows 11. If you also use Cary WinUV Pharma the new version of the software (Cary WinUV Pharma 5.3) uses a Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Express database with support from Microsoft until 2028, while Microsoft as announced the end of extended support for SQL Server 2014 Express used in Cary WinUV Pharma 5.1.3 for July 2024. Agilent currently has a time-limited offer for customers to upgrade to the latest version of Cary WinUV, see

  • Is the tutorial available for the "Cary WinUV (Pharma) software complements the Cary 60 UV-Vis spectrophotometer" software? Could we use the WinUV 5.3 Tutorial for the WinUV 5.1.3 software where the tutorial does not work for us because it's written in no longer supported Adobe Flash?

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