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Jean-Francois Nadeau, Information Officer
Centre de recherche clinique Etienne-Le Bel, CHUS
Telephone: 819-346-1110, extension 12871
Pager: 819-820-6400, 1817
For Waters Corporation
Brian J. Murphy
About the Waters(R) Synapt MS System
The Waters Synapt MS System is a hybrid mass spectrometer capable of high- precision determination of the molecular composition of biological samples. The device can detect proteins, metabolites and medications present in very low concentrations in biological samples such as tissue, blood, and urine. Using powerful software, it chemically compares samples, such as those from sick and healthy subjects. The information obtained can be used to diagnose a disease or to determine the efficacy of medical treatment.
About Christiane Auray-Blais, Ph.D.
Biochemist at the CHUS and Director of the Provincial Mass Urine Screening Program for Inherited Metabolic Disorders since its creation within the Service of Genetics, Dr. Christiane Auray-Blais is also a professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Universite de Sherbrooke. She holds a master's degree in health law and a doctorate in radiobiology, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University in North Carolina. She has authored more than 90 publications, articles, and reviews. Principal investigator of a $750,000 research project with Genzyme and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), she is also co- investigator or collaborator in various research projects dealing with lysosomal storage diseases (rare genetic diseases) and other metabolic disorders.
About Waters Corporation (http://www.waters.com)
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