PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the analytical instrumentation and services market for the life sciences industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Waters Corporation with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation of the Year. This is for its breakthrough SYNAPT(TM) High Definition Mass Spectrometry(TM) (HDMS(TM)) system, the first commercial instrument that combines ion mobility (IMS) based measurements and separations with high resolution tandem mass spectrometry.
Waters develops a number of high-performance analytical solutions, including liquid chromatographs and related chemistries, mass spectrometers, and laboratory informatics that are used by scientists to separate and identify chemical compounds for a wide range of life sciences applications. In 2007, the company had about 5,000 employees and generated revenues exceeding $1.4 billion worldwide.
"Introduced in June 2006, the SYNAPT HDMS system uses patented Triwave(TM) technology to integrate high-efficiency ion mobility within a quadrupole, time-of flight geometry mass spectrometer," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager Jessy Cavazos. "This unique combination of technologies enables scientists to differentiate samples by their size, shape and charge, as well as mass, which has enabled the separation, detection and characterization of components not possible with conventional mass spectrometry."
SYNAPT HDMS was designed for researchers working at the boundaries of conventional mass spectrometry who need to further characterize and define their samples. Prior to the introduction of the SYNAPT HDMS, research in this area was confined to a limited number of academic groups who used "home-built" instruments. The additional dimension of sample separation afforded by ion mobility enables the extraction of more useful information from a given experiment in a wide range of application areas.
The Waters SYNAPT HDMS
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