An easy to use, robust mass detector with unparalleled versatility
MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today introduced the Waters® SQ Detector 2, a new single quadrupole mass detector, at the 2011 JAIMA Expo (Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association). Building on Waters' long standing expertise in robust quadrupole mass detection and open access technology, the SQ Detector 2 draws on recent advancements in Waters' performance leading mass spectrometry systems to produce a detector which is easier to use and compatible with a broad range of chromatographic techniques. Integrated with Waters' leading chromatographic technologies, the SQ Detector 2 allows users to take advantage of robust, reproducible data from the widest range of experiments available to a single quadrupole mass detector.
"Today's increasing demand for more information from a sample means that traditional chromatography detection methods often fall short," said Ed Sprake, Senior Product Manager for the Waters Division. "Waters is answering this challenge with our new SQ Detector 2, combining ease of use with proven robustness and versatility. The result is a detector designed to make routine work easier with the flexibility to help scientists address any analytical challenges as they arise."
Ease of Use - Guaranteeing maximum system performance with minimum effort for setup, sample runs, and data interpretation, Waters' Engineered Simplicity(TM) approach ensures that systems are designed to simplify analytical workflows for increased productivity and efficiency. By minimizing both training required for new operators and variability in results, the SQ Detector 2 can lead to reduced operational costs and greater confidence for decision making.
The SQ Detector 2 also features MassLynx(TM) Application Managers to provide scientists with complete workflow solutions and the easy reporting of results. This promotes consistency of data processing and formatting of results leading to greater laboratory efficiency, accelerated laboratory workflows and a quicker return on investment.
Proven Reliability and Robustness - The SQ Detector 2 incorporates several proprietary technologies, including ZSpray(TM) and IntelliStart(TM). Combined with Waters' proven chemistries, chromatography, informatics and service platforms, the SQ Detector 2 is engineered to produce consistent, high quality results and maximize system uptime.
Versatility - The SQ Detector 2 is designed to be the perfect partner for a wide range of chromatography, including UPLC®, UPSFC(TM), HPLC, GC, as well as preparative scale HPLC and SFC. This translates into increased sample capacity, flexibility in workflow and lab efficiency.
The SQ Detector 2 offers additional versatility through the Universal Ion Source architecture, as featured throughout Waters' line of mass spectrometers. The Universal Ion Source provides users with the flexibility to analyze the widest range of compounds on a single platform, delivering maximum productivity and efficiency.
Furthermore, the SQ Detector 2 is fully compatible with Waters' Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP) which allows the rapid and direct analysis of a wide range of solid and liquid samples with no chromatography and minimal sample prep.
For more information on theSQ Detector 2, please visit: www.waters.com/sqd2.
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SOURCE: Waters Corporation