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The Waters ionKey/MS Technology Named a Top Innovation for 2014

First Microfluidic Device for MicroScale Chromatography to Receive Analytical Scientist Magazine Innovation Award

MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2015-- Waters Corporation (WAT:NYSE) announced today that its ionKey/MS System™ was ranked among the top analytical instrument innovations of 2014 by The Analytical Scientist magazine.

Waters ionKey/MS System physically integrates an UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) separation into a mass s ...

Waters ionKey/MS System physically integrates an UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) separation into a mass spectrometer producing a significant improvement in analytical sensitivity and usability. (Photo: Business Wire)

Introduced at Pittcon 2014, ionKey/MS represents a new approach for achieving exceptional sensitivity, robustness and ease-of-use out of mass spectrometry for applications as far-ranging as bioanalyses, pharmacokinetic studies, and biomarker validation to food safety and environmental analyses. Intended for use with the Waters ACQUITY® UPLC® M-Class System and Waters mass spectrometers including the Xevo® TQ-S Mass Spectrometer and SYNAPT® G2-Si Mass Spectrometer, the Waters® ionKey/MS System physically integrates a UPLC separation into the mass spectrometer producing a significant improvement in sensitivity and usability, enabling scientists to achieve outstanding separations and compound detection.

“ionKey/MS is changing how the world thinks about LC/MS. With ionKey/MS, we are enabling any scientist to undertake the most sensitive LC/MS analyses, while eliminating many variables and simplifying the user experience,” said Ian King Ph.D., Vice President, Separations Technology, Waters Division. “We are truly grateful to the readers of The Analytical Scientist magazine for their nomination and to the judges for singling out ionKey/MS for an innovation award.”

According to the magazine’s web site, The Analytical Scientist award winners “enhance sample preparation, separation, identification, quantification, analysis, or a combination of these, and will contribute to progress in basic science and analysis that helps make our world safer and our diagnosis of disease more effective.” Winning products were nominated by readers of the magazine and selected by a panel of expert judges.

For more information on the Waters ionKey/MS System and its applications go to:

About The Analytical Scientist
The ability to separate, identify and quantify the chemical components of materials— analytical chemistry—has an enormous impact on our lives; on the food we eat, our environment, energy supply, and the medicines we take. The Analytical Scientist integrates all aspects of the topic, from advances in science and technology to first-hand accounts from the labs that test athlete’s samples; and from progress in business and policy to advice for career development and job satisfaction.

The Analytical Scientist launched in January 2013. It encompasses a print magazine, a global website optimized for tablets and smart phones, and an iPad app. The Analytical Scientist can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Waters Corporation (
For more than 50 years, Waters Corporation has created 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, consumer products and high-value-added chemicals 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 $1.9 billion in 2013, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

Waters, ACQUITY, ACQUITY UPLC, UPLC, SYNAPT, Xevo, and ionKey/MS are trademarks of Waters Corporation.

Source: Waters Corporation

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Brian Murphy, 508-482-2614
Corporate Public Relations