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Waters Corporation. (8/27/06). "Press Release: Waters Exhibits First of Its Kind Mass Spectrometry System at the 17th International Mass Spectrometry Conference. Waters Continues 2006’s Technological Innovation Theme". Prague.

Organisation Organisation Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT)
  Group Waters (Group)
Products Product Synapt™ HDMS system
  Product 2 ACQUITY UPLC (Ultra Performance LC™) system

Building on the momentum of the year's major industry meetings - the 57th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) and the 54th American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference (ASMS) - Waters Corporation is continuing its innovation platform at the 17th International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC).

At the triennial International Mass Spectrometry Conference, 27th August - 1st September, Waters is presenting a host of new products debuted earlier this year.

Highlighting Waters 2006 product news is the launch of a first-of-its-kind mass spectrometry system, the Synapt™ High Definition MS™ (HDMS), and a new collaboration with Applied Biosystems.

The Synapt™ HDMS System is for researchers working at the limits of conventional mass spectrometry (MS) and who need to further characterize and define their samples.

This month, Waters also announced a new partnership with Applied Biosystems to offer direct support of Waters ACQUITY Ultra Performance LC™ (UPLC™) System within Applied Biosystems Analyst® software. Applied Biosystems joins Thermo Electron and Bruker Daltonics among the ranks of mass spectrometry companies collaborating with Waters to provide scientists with greater operational integration and connectivity between Waters® ACQUITY Ultra Performance LC System and mass spectrometers from Applied Biosystems, Thermo, and Bruker.

A Technological First for Mass Spectrometry

The Synapt™ HDMS system is the first mass spectrometer of its kind to employ new ion- mobility technology and software to enable the analysis of sample ions differentiated by size and shape, as well as mass. This additional dimension of separations fidelity leads to improved specificity and sample definition meaning scientists can extract more information about their samples including the detection of previously unseen constituents.

A key feature of this new system is the patented Waters Triwave™ technology, a unique method for combining highly-efficient ion-mobility based measurement and separations with high performance quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Operational control and data acquisition and processing is performed through Waters MassLynx™ Software.

New and innovative technologies deployed in high-performance mass spectrometry, including The Synapt™ system, will be the focus of a luncheon seminar at IMSC entitled New Developments in Very High Performance Mass Spectrometry for Life Science Research, Monday, 28th August, from 13:15-14:15 pm in Meeting Hall I of the Prague Congress Centre.

Innovation Behind Other New MS Products

In addition to the Synapt High Definition MS System, Waters is sharing its new tandem UPLC/MS/MS system solution, the Waters TQD, allowing chromatographers to easily and confidently acquire UPLC/MS/MS data in routine analytical and open access settings. This UPLC/MS/MS system features the new Waters TQ Detector - a benchtop, ultra-compact, tandem-quadrupole, atmospheric pressure ionization (API) mass detector designed for routine UPLC/MS/MS analyses. With first-of-its-kind IntelliStart™ technology to integrate the internal calibration fluidics and advanced diagnostics software, the system automatically tunes and calibrates the TQ Detector and conducts full UPLC/MS/MS performance checks.

Waters MS Users Meeting Highly Anticipated

Several hundred scientists from around the world turned out for Waters mass spectrometry users meeting at this year's ASMS meeting, leading to great anticipation for Waters' IMSC Users Meeting, Sunday, 27th August, from 12:00-17:00 pm in Suite II of the Corinthia Towers Hotel.

This forum offers an ideal environment to share knowledge, expertise and the latest application approaches to solving analytical challenges using the most advanced mass spectrometry technology.

Afternoon sessions will include presentations by leading scientists on the topics of drug discovery, metabolite identification, food safety, environmental health, and protein characterization.

Waters scientists and their collaborators are presenting more than 25 oral and poster presentations on technological innovation and applications for mass spectrometry including proteomics, peptide mapping, amino acid analysis, and metabolite identification.

About Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation holds worldwide leading positions in three complementary analytical technologies - liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis. These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the overall $20 - $25 billion analytical instrument market.


Waters, ACQUITY, Ultra Performance LC, UPLC, Synapt, High Definition MS, HDMS, MassLynx, TriWave, TQD, and IntelliStart are trademarks of Waters Corporation. Applied Biosystems and Analyst are trademarks of Applied Biosystems.

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 year ended December 31, 2005.

Waters Corporate Contacts

Investor Contact
Gene Cassis
Investor Relations
+1 508-482-2614

Media Contact
Brian J. Murphy
Public Relations
+1 508-482-2614

Record changed: 2016-03-19


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