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SYNAPT G2's Power, Versatility and Speed Headlines Comprehensive Portfolio of Mass Spectrometers at IMSC
Date:8/27/2009

MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today exhibited for the first time in Europe the Waters((R)) SYNAPT(TM) G2 a system offering scientists greater power, versatility and speed at the 18(th) International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC). Rounding out its display of mass spectrometry (MS) and UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC((R)))/MS systems at IMSC will be Waters Xevo(TM) family of tandem quadrupole and time-of-flight mass spectrometers noted for their ease-of-use and versatility.

"Advancements in mass spectrometry are expanding the boundaries of scientific research," said Brian Smith, Vice President of Mass Spectrometry Business Operations for Waters Division. "Research-grade MS instruments are providing the power and sensitivity researchers need to better understand diseases and devise new therapeutics. At the same time, MS instruments are being used by more scientists than ever for more routine but equally important analyses, such as for pharmaceutical QC and food safety applications. Regardless of the complexity of the application, Waters MS systems provide robust, accurate, high-quality information quickly and easily, so scientists can focus on analytical results, not on the process of obtaining them."

SYNAPT G2 System Offers Scientists Greater Power, Versatility and Speed Demanding Applications

The SYNAPT G2 System is capable of outstanding qualitative and quantitative MS and High Definition MS(TM) (HDMS(TM)) performance. For scientists this means performance in excess of 40,000 FWHM resolution, high sensitivity, a data acquisition rate of 20 spectra/second, exact mass (1 ppm RMS) information and a dynamic range of up to five orders of magnitude. When paired with Waters ACQUITY((R)) UPLC technology, Waters SYNAPT G2 Mass Spectrometer makes maximum use of the power and speed of UPLC.

SYNAPT G2 system offers scientists:

  • the highest, most comprehensive UPLC MS and UPLC MS/MS performance of any available system
  • proven ion mobility technology to enhance sample specificity and definition to enable discoveries that are simply unachievable by conventional mass spectrometers
  • maximum system usability through its implementation of 'Engineered Simplicity'
  • complete system solutions backed by highly-skilled support scientists to ensure customer success
  • an extensive range of interface capabilities to service the broadest range of applications

CICbioGune together with OWL Genomics, Derrio, Spain, is currently pioneering innovative technologies in the areas of diagnosis and treatment for hepatic diseases. It purchased a Synapt G2 HDMS System for performing metabolomic studies.

"Working in a challenging metabolic profiling environment, of key importance is a mass spectrometry-based system solution that maximizes productivity and yet provides the highest quality information. For us, SYNAPT G2 leads the way in terms of UPLC-compatible scan speeds, mass accuracy and spectral resolution. In addition to its class-leading UPLC/MS/MS performance, the extra dimension of separation provided by its enhanced ion mobility capability allows us to extract more information from our samples than has previously been possible with conventional MS systems. For this reason, the SYNAPT G2 was the only choice for OWL Genomics," said Jonathan Barr, Ph.D., Metabolomics Department Manager.

Xevo Family of Mass Spectrometers - Making a Difference from Life Science Research to Wildlife Protection

Waters Xevo family of mass spectrometers - the Xevo QTof, a quadrupole time-of-flight (QTof) mass spectrometer (MS) and Xevo TQ MS, a tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer - feature unique, patented technologies that are driving novel analytical methodologies.

Xevo customers are reporting they are experiencing a sustained improvement in the consistency of sample results from operator to operator and lab to lab. They attribute this phenomenon to Waters' design philosophy of Engineered Simplicity(TM) built into the family of Xevo MS systems. Engineered Simplicity describes the ability of Waters MS instruments to provide pertinent information to scientists and convert data into critical business and organizational knowledge faster and with greater assurance.

Waters Xevo(TM) TQ System recently attained top honors in the IBO 2009 Industrial Design Award competition sponsored by Instrument Business Outlook, an industry newsletter published by Strategic Directions International, Los Angles, CA. The Gold Award earned by the Xevo TQ System in the Analytical Instrument category recognizes excellence in industrial design and aesthetics, functionality, and features that "improve a product's performance and end-user's experience." The Xevo TQ and Xevo QTof mass spectrometers share the same usability features.

"I've been amazed by how quickly my students have been able to generate high quality data with the Xevo QTof," says Prof. Joseph Loo, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California - Los Angeles. "Seeing them use the system to generate accurate, reproducible lists of proteins with minimal sample preparation and with little prior experience with the instrument is truly impressive and exciting to me. The data that the instrument and my students have generated has already had a positive impact on several of our research projects."

SASA, a government laboratory in Edinburgh, Scotland is using a Waters Xevo QTof to do everything from safeguarding the food supply to protecting animals - domesticated or wild. Says Michael Taylor, Ph.D., Head of the Chemistry Dept., "Whether we're monitoring the pesticide load in our diet or investigating the accidental or illegal poisoning of animals, the Waters Xevo QTof, when coupled with UPLC, has significantly improved our ability to rapidly identify, quantify, confirm and report the presence of multiple pesticide residues, enabling us to better protect our food supply and the environment in which we live."

Waters Oral Presentations, Posters, Luncheon Seminars and Much More . . ..

This year's IMSC is also the site of full scientific program sponsored by Waters beginning with an all-day users meeting on Sunday, August 30; daily luncheon seminars on ion mobility mass spectrometry, food testing, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, and proteomics; three oral presentations, and 18 poster sessions. Waters is also offering scientists one-on-one demonstrations of its latest enhancements to its MassLynx(TM) mass spectrometry software.

About Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation creates business advantage for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality worldwide.

Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success.

With revenue of $1.58 billion in 2008 and 5,000 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

Waters, Synapt, ACQUITY, MassLynx, UltraPerformance LC, UPLC, Engineered Simplicity, XEVO, QuanTof, High Definition MS, and HDMS are trademarks of Waters Corporation.


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