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Waters Corporation. (2/28/05). "Press Release: Waters Q-Tof Premier Mass Spectrometer now MALDI-enabled. A Premier Tool for Life Science Research". Orlando, FL.

Organisation Organisation Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT)
  Group Waters (Group)
Products Product MALDI source
  Product 2 Q-Tof Premier™ mass spectrometer

Scientists attending PITTCON® 2005 will get a first look at the new, exchangeable vacuum MALDI source for the Waters® Micromass® Q-Tof Premier™ mass spectrometer. Targeted mainly at proteomics researchers, the Q-Tof Premier now allows scientists to switch between API and MALDI ionisation modes with relative ease, giving them maximum flexibility for analyzing proteins and other important biomolecules.

When needed, the motorized MALDI source which is situated within a modular housing, can be quickly raised into position, presented to the ion block and secured in place without tools. Scientists who want electrospray and MALDI on the same analytical platform will appreciate the ease with which they can switch from one mode to another. Importantly, this gives the researcher a convenient way to obtain high-quality exact mass MS and MS/MS data which is essential for confident identification of proteins and de novo sequencing of peptides, one of the most important applications for MALDI Q-Tof analysis.

The new MALDI source is compatible with high-capacity Micromass MALDI plates featuring up to 96 or 384 sample wells per plate. MS and MS/MS data acquisition is automated using data directed analysis in MassLynxTM software, while the ProteinLynxTM Global SERVER 2.2 Application ManagerTM carries out automated data processing and protein identification. Other features include user-controlled laser attenuation, a plate-visualizing camera system for fine-tuning the analysis of a particular sample or interrogating different compounds.

About Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation holds worldwide leading positions in three complementary analytical technologies: liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis. These market segments account for $4.5 - $5.0 billion of the overall $20+ billion analytical instrumentation market.

Waters, Micromass, Q-Tof, Q-Tof Premier , MassLynx, Data Directed Analysis, and ProteinLynx are trademarks of Waters Corporation. PITTCON is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy.

Certain statements contained herein are forward looking. Many factors could cause actual results to differ from these statements, including delays in product introductions, loss of market share through competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, pressures on prices from competitors and/or customers, regulatory obstacles to new product introductions, lack of acceptance of new products, changes in the healthcare market and the pharmaceutical industry, changes in distribution of the Company's products, and foreign exchange fluctuations. Such factors are discussed in detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and, in particular, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the December 31, 2003.

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