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Waters Corporation Releases Millennium32 Version 3.2 Software; Release Offers Many New Features for Enhancing Laboratory Productivity

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2000--Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced the release of Millennium(R)32 Chromatography Software Version 3.2 an enhanced version of its software application for gas and liquid chromatography. With Version 3.2, Waters extends the capability of its leading chromatography software and introduces many new features for acquiring, analyzing, managing, and reporting scientific data. The software is scaleable from single workstation to an enterprise-wide client/server implementation. Among the software's new features are complete 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 11 compliance and Agilent(R) 5890 and 6890 Gas Chromatography control and acquisition including dual-tower control. New options include Pattern Matching, Dissolution, and Open Access - a user interface designed for the "walk-up" user. New tools allow system administrators to monitor the status of GC and HPLC instruments tied to the network from a central control screen.

Kola Stucker, Manager - Laboratory Information Management, Bristol-Myers Squibb, evaluated the new software. "To me the electronic records and signatures tools in Version 3.2 are critical and crucial to this release and are very valuable in assisting end-users and companies in meeting their Part 11 requirements. The tools go way above and beyond what most other applications can offer," she said.

Katy Rhynard, a pharmaceutical chemist in the method development group of Yamanouchi Pharma Technologies, a drug delivery research and development company, agrees. "What I like most are the improvements in following 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. I haven't seen any other software that is so thorough in this regard in terms of security and allowing electronic sign-off of test results."

Millennium32 Version 3.2 now features Dissolution Software that acquires and processes data during dissolution analyses, a type of analysis required by the FDA. Adds Rhynard, "Millennium32 performs the inter-peak calculations from one chromatogram to the next within the software. We no longer have to export the raw data into a spreadsheet program to perform the same calculations - a process that costs us lots of time. Because Millennium32 is a validated product, I figure this feature alone can reduce the time it takes to process dissolution data from a couple of days to a couple of hours."

A World Leader in HPLC

Waters Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance liquid chromatography instrumentation and consumables, and mass spectrometry products for the Life Sciences market.

The company's Millennium chromatography software, is believed to be the best selling chromatography data acquisition and results management software product ever with more than 30,000 copies in use worldwide.

Millennium and Waters are trademarks of Waters Corporation. Agilent is a trademark of Agilent Technologies.


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