Waters Corp.

Aug. 31, 2006
Waters to Integrate UPLC into Applied Biosystems/MDS Sciex MS Software

Waters Corp. announced Aug. 28, 2006 that it will work with Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX to develop Waters Acquity UPLC System software controls for use with Applied Biosystems / MDS SCIEX’s Analyst software. Greater operational integration and connectivity of the two instrument platforms translates into a higher-level of efficiency and productivity for scientists using both a Waters Acquity Ultra Performance LC System connected to a mass spectrometer from Applied Biosystems / MDS SCIEX.

“Scientists have seen the unique advantages of using UPLC with mass spectrometry to increase throughput and performance and we are very pleased to now work with Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX to offer UPLC as a fully-supported LC inlet to the Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX family of mass spectrometers,” said Rohit Khanna, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Waters Corporation.

The decision to cooperate between Waters and Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX engineers to develop the software controls is being driven by scientists in the mass spectrometry community combining ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) with MS. UPLC has proven to produce narrower and sharper peaks versus HPLC, higher signal-to-noise ratios, and shorter run times – all of which contribute to enhanced mass spectrometer performance bringing laboratories new levels of efficiency.

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.

About Applied Biosystems

Applied Biosystems is an operating group of the Applera Corp. Applied Biosystems serves the life science industry and research community by developing and marketing instrument-based systems, consumables, software, and services. Customers use these tools to analyze nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), small molecules, and proteins to make scientific discoveries and develop new pharmaceuticals. Information about Applied Biosystems is available at www.appliedbiosystems.com.

About MDS Sciex and MDS Inc.

MDS Sciex is the scientific instrumentation and technology solutions division of MDS Inc. Find out more at www.mdsinc.com or by calling 1-800-MDS-7222.