UPLC Technology - Changing the Analytical Laboratory Since 2004
Five years ago at Pittcon 2004, Waters sparked a wave of innovation in analytical chemistry when it introduced its ACQUITY UPLC System, an entirely new category of liquid chromatograph based on novel, patented sub two-micron chromatography particles that has transformed the analytical laboratory in many ways.
"The introduction of the Waters ACQUITY UPLC system in 2004 was more than an innovative product introduction, it spurred a revolution in high performance liquid chromatography," remarks Larry Schmid, President, Strategic Directions International, Los Angeles, California, consultants and advisors to the analytical instrument industry and publishers of Instrument Business Outlook newsletter. "ACQUITY UPLC inspired most other major HPLC suppliers to develop similar systems that have changed the dynamics of liquid separation in the lab, especially in relation to mass spectrometry sample introduction. The ACQUITY UPLC and other so-called "fast LCs" provide greatly improved resolution and faster analysis, something laboratory scientists desperately needed. So five years on, the HPLC marketplace is now fundamentally different thanks to Waters' groundbreaking product development effort."
Since its introduction, Waters has installed thousands of UPLC systems, and the thousands of laboratories that have replaced HPLC with UPLC and as an inlet to mass spectrometers are enjoying the benefits.
"The speed that we're getting is incredible and in our business, speed
|SOURCE Waters Corporation|
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