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David H. Murdock Research Institute Taps Waters for Laboratory Technology
Strategic Partnership Provides Advanced Technology for Groundbreaking Nutrition and Disease Research

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. and MILFORD, Mass., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, and Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) announced today that Waters(R) has been selected as the institute's primary supplier of analytical science solutions, including mass spectrometers, liquid chromatographs and associated scientific data management software.

"We selected Waters as a partner based on their breakthrough technologies and hands-on approach to customer service. The equipment that we've purchased from Waters is recognized as the most sophisticated laboratory equipment available," said David H. Murdock, DHMRI founder. "This large purchase continues the momentum we're building as a cutting-edge research facility sought after by some of the nation's brightest scientists, and positions us well for the future."

The new laboratory instrumentation will enable DHMRI's research programs in the areas of nutrition science and disease prevention and provide state-of the-art capabilities in proteomics research and metabolic profiling, among other key application areas

"Our respective organizations have a similar focus on pushing the limits of scientific discovery and productivity, as well as collaboration," said Art Caputo, Executive Vice President and President of the Waters Division. "As with all our partners, we are pleased to be working closely with DHMRI to help make scientific discovery at the facility possible."

Among the new mass spectrometers purchased by DHMRI are a number of Waters(R) SYNAPT(TM) High Definition Mass Spectrometers -- the first commercially-available mass spectrometer with the ability to analyze ions by their size, shape and charge in addition to mass -- as well as the Waters Quattro Premier(TM) XE and ACQUITY(R) SQD systems. DHMRI also purchased several ACQUITY UltraPerformance liquid chromatography (UPLC(R)) systems as their preferred inlet to the Institute's mass spectrometers.

About the David H. Murdock Research Institute

The David H. Murdock Research Institute was established as a public charity to support groundbreaking research at the North Carolina Research Campus. Funded through a private grant by David H. Murdock, DHMRI will host the world's top talent and resources - and promote a level of scientific collaboration never before possible. DHMRI is the first of its kind, housing a unique collection of state-of-the-art instrumentation in one central location.

For more information visit www.dhmri.org.

About Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation creates business advantages 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 $1.47 billion in 2007 and 5,000 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

For more information visit www.waters.com.


    Waters, ACQUITY, UPLC, Synapt, and Quattro Premier XE are trademarks of
Waters Corporation.

    Contact:
    Waters Corporation:
    Brian J. Murphy
    508-482-2614
    Brian_J_Murphy@waters.com

    DHMRI:
    Phyllis Beaver
    704-273-1181
    pbeaver@castlecooke.com

SOURCE Waters Corporation