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Waters Corporation Launches; New Resource Lets Scientists and Purchasing Agents Order Chromatography Consumables Online

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2000--Scientists and purchasing agents can now buy consumables and instrument spare parts from Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) online at At this new site, U.S. scientists can easily locate, view, price and place orders for more than 8,000 different HPLC columns, sample preparation and filtration products, and Waters Quality Parts(R). is the exclusive online venue for ordering Waters chromatography consumables and Waters Quality Parts and represents Waters initial venture into internet commerce. Waters intends to extend the same level of convenience to scientists outside the U.S.

Says Ian King, Director of Marketing - Waters Chromatography Chemistry Division, "Our customers have been asking us for an online option for ordering. With, we feel we have a quality product that offers customers a level of convenience that other sites lack. Visitors to the site won't necessarily have to know the part number and product name in order to find the product that best fits their needs. Links to our application database and other technical content makes this a powerful resource for our customers. Those scientists and purchasing agents we've shown the site to are really enthused about it and are convinced it will make their work lives a lot less complicated."

Because the site is tied into Waters SAP(R) enterprise information network, buyers can check product availability and order and delivery status. Initial registration for first-time purchasers is required but not for browsing the product database. The secure site permits both purchase order and credit card transactions and protects customer confidentiality. Criteria-based product searches, order confirmation via email, order history tracking, and price quotations reflecting individual corporate discounts make the site especially convenient and user friendly. Frequently ordered parts can be saved as "Favorites", making the reordering process even easier. Various delivery options are available.

A World Leader in HPLC

Waters Corporation holds worldwide leading positions in three complementary analytical technologies - high performance liquid chromatography, thermal analysis, and mass spectrometry - which account for $3.5 billion in annual revenues of the $16 billion analytical instrument industry total.

Waters,, and Waters Quality Parts are registered trademarks of Waters Corporation.

     CONTACT: Waters Corporation
              Brian Mazar - V.P. Investor Relations