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Waters Introduces Ostro Sample Preparation Products

Rapid Removal of Phospholipids Gives Scientists a New Tool to Advance Drug Discovery and Development Efforts

MILFORD, Mass., Sept 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today introduced the new Ostro(TM) Sample Preparation Plate, representing a novel approach for the removal of phospholipids from biological samples. When compared to other phospholipid removal devices and traditional liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) methods, Ostro removes up to 30 times more phospholipids.

Phospholipids have been cited as a major cause of matrix effects in the LC/MS analysis of biological samples. Ostro, with its proprietary, patent-pending design, was specifically created to overcome this hurdle by offering a "best-in-class" solution that removes multiple families of phospholipids.

The Ostro 96-well plate format utilizes in-well protein precipitation with a single, rapid, pass-through method that provides a quick, reliable, and reproducible solution.

"We are excited and proud to introduce Ostro as an extension of our comprehensive family of 96-well sample preparation plates," comments Dr. Diane Diehl, Director, Sample Preparation, Waters Division. "Ostro will be a valuable tool for researchers who are struggling with phospholipid interferences, and provide a complimentary solution to Oasis(R) SPE products -- Waters premier solid-phase extraction solution."

For more information on Waters(R) Ostro Sample Preparation Products:

Brochure:

http://www.waters.com/webassets/cms/library/docs/720003695en.pdf

Product information:

http://www.waters.com/waters/nav.htm?cid=10156075

About Waters Chemistry Products

Waters provides the industry's broadest and deepest product offering manufactured to industry benchmark quality requirements by a world-class manufacturing organization and supported by highly-skilled and trained support teams. Waters maintains one of the largest applications databases of its kind surpassing 60,000 individual citations, abstracts, applications notes and scientific articles.

About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)

For more than 50 years, 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 $1.5 billion in 2009 and 5,200 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

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SOURCE: Waters Corporation