Waters Corp.

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Waters Corp. announced August 26 that it is now shipping Waters Empower 2 Software, the company’s flagship chromatography data management software solution. Introduced at the 2005 PITTCON conference and exhibition in February, Empower 2 Software acquires, manages, processes, reports and distributes data generated by Waters Acquity UPLC and Alliance systems as well as third-party instruments.

Features in Empower 2 Software increase the productivity and efficiency of an analytical laboratory’s workflow. A single window interface centralizes the user’s experience so that scientists can easily collect, process, customize and print experimental results. Advanced data and system management tools to ensure analytical system availability and automated custom calculations let scientists run samples and make critical decisions during the analysis. Empower 2 Software monitors chromatographic results, compares these results to predefined limits and responds appropriately to any condition to assure scientists of increased system uptime and sample throughput.

Empower 2 Software’s enhanced integration with Waters NuGenesis SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) Software and Waters eLab Notebook Software makes data transfer to information management solutions transparent to the end user. This cohesive informatics environment allows scientists to multi-task among integrated applications and make decisions in real-time, thereby improving the laboratory’s efficiency.

Compliance is critical in the laboratory, whether submitting applications for new drug candidates or qualifying for exclusivity rights for generics with regulatory agencies. Today’s major upgrade of Empower 2 Software provides more audit trail documentation options such as pre-defined lists, comment fields or yes/no parameters to automatically validate any change in order to maintain compliance.

Empower Software and Millennium 32 customers with an active Waters software support plan are entitled to an upgrade at no charge. For information on how to register for a no-charge upgrade, visit www.waters.com and click on Software Upgrades under the Services/Support column on the Home Page.

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