Driving Efficiency, Flexibility, and Creativity by Automating Liquid
Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis Routines
MILFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2016--
Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today introduced Symphony™ Data Pipeline
software, a client-server application for laboratories acquiring and
archiving large amounts of data. Symphony software automates the
movement and transformation of large amounts of LC-MS data to speed up
analytical workflows and save time, reduce human error, and liberate
scientists from the mundane yet necessary tasks associated with managing
“Just the simple step of being able to seamlessly and automatically copy
raw files to a remote file location while a column is conditioning,
maximizes the time we can use the instrument for analysis,” said Dr.
Paul Skipp, Director of the Proteomics Research Centre, University of
Southampton. “Previously the mass spectrometer might stand idle for one
to two hours while an operator copies data to a filestore in preparation
for processing. With three Synapt mass spectrometers generating data
24/7 in our laboratory, this alone is a major advance.”
Symphony Data Pipeline can create efficiencies for laboratories in other
“We see great value in the modular nature of Symphony Data Pipeline. It
allows us to rapidly develop and test new processes for handling
experimental data, including real-time QC, prospective fault detection,
and tools for ensuring data integrity,” said Jake Pearce, Informatics
Manager, MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre, Imperial College, London.
“Not just that, but it can save months of processing time and, in
combination with noise reduction, petabytes of file storage.”
Symphony software allows scientists to “personalize” the processing of
their UPLC®-MS data acquired by Waters® MassLynx®
Mass Spectrometry Software. Once acquired, Symphony software executes
actions against the data files. These actions could include moving the
data file to a server; subtracting background noise; compressing,
renaming and copying data; or running a series of executables on the
data. Users can also design and implement their own set of data
processing tasks. This series of operations, known as a pipeline, is set
up by the operator and it occurs in the background as soon as the data
is acquired by either a single PC, a network of PCs, or PCs connected to
a network of laboratories.
Symphony Data Pipeline software is compatible with Microsoft®
Windows® 7 (64 bit) professional edition operating system and
is available immediately worldwide from Waters.
Symphony software will be the subject of a presentation by Dr. Paul
Skipp of the University of Southhampton, at Waters Corporation’s Mass
Spectrometry Users Meeting, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 64thAmerican Society for Mass Spectrometry meeting in San Antonio, TX.
For More Information:www.waters.com/symphony
About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
Corporation (NYSE:WAT) develops and manufactures advanced analytical and
material science technologies for laboratory dependent organizations.
For more than 50 years, the company has pioneered a connected portfolio
of separations science, laboratory information management, mass
spectrometry and thermal analysis systems.
Waters, UPLC, MassLynx, Synapt and Symphony are trademarks of Waters
Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft
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