UPLC Boasts Five Years of Proven Performance, Reduces Run Times and
Solvent Use, and is Featured in More Than 400 Peer Reviewed Papers
MILFORD, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation
(NYSE: WAT) spotlights the proven industry-leading performance of Waters(R)
ACQUITY UltraPerformance LC(R) (UPLC(R)) System that is moving the entire
analytical science industry forward at the 34th International Symposium on
High-Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2009)
in Dresden, Germany, June 29 to July 2, 2009.
Additionally, Waters published two new academic-quality books: The Quest
for Ultra Performance in Liquid Chromatography; Origins of UPLC Technology and
UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography; a Technology Primer, both of which
provide insight to this disruptive technology and document the overwhelming
impact of ACQUITY UPLC on analytical chemistry.
"The introduction of the Waters ACQUITY UPLC system in 2004 was more than
an innovative product introduction, it spurred a revolution in high
performance liquid chromatography," remarked Larry Schmid, President,
Strategic Directions International, Los Angeles, California, consultants and
advisors to the analytical instrument industry. "ACQUITY UPLC inspired most
other major HPLC suppliers to develop similar systems that have changed the
dynamics of liquid separation in the lab, especially in relation to mass
spectrometry sample introduction. The ACQUITY UPLC and other so-called 'fast
LCs' provide greatly improved resolution and faster analysis, something
laboratory scientists desperately needed. So five years on, the HPLC
marketplace is now fundamentally different thanks to Waters' groundbreaking
product development effort."
With five years of experience and thousands of installed systems, ACQUITY
UPLC reflects the laboratory requirements for a versatile system with more
productivity, efficiency and throughput. For example, UPLC decreases sample
run times up to a factor of 10, uses up to 95 percent less solvent,
significantly enhances MS performance, and saves laboratory space and energy.
More than 400 peer-reviewed papers and 300 applications notes leverage ACQUITY
UPLC performance. Finally, it is important to recognize that UPLC is not
defined by high pressure alone. ACQUITY UPLC was designed as a total system to
leverage both ultra-high pressure and small particle separation; attributes
that result in uniquely superior performance.
The Quest for Ultra Performance in Liquid Chromatography; Origins of UPLC
Technology, authored by Patrick D. McDonald, Ph.D., Corporate Fellow in
Chemistry Operations for the Waters Division, with contribution by Uwe D.
Neue, Ph.D., Corporate Fellow and Director of External Research in Chemistry
Operations for the Waters Division, is the first in a series of books on UPLC
technology. In this volume, readers will learn the 'why' and the 'how' of UPLC
principles so that scientists can apply them with confidence to enhance
analytical productivity and scientific progress. This volume presents a brief
review of the origin and history of liquid chromatography, showing how early
the concepts of ultra performance were recognized and how many decades it took
to reduce them to practice.
UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography; a Technology Primer, authored by
Eric S. Grumbach, Marketing Manager, Chemistry Operations for the Waters
Division, Joseph C. Arsenault, Training Manager, Chemistry Operations for the
Waters Division, and Douglas R. McCabe, Senior Marketing Manager, Chemistry
Operations for the Waters Division, provides a basic understanding of the
chromatographic principles on which UPLC Technology is based. It is our hope
that the reader now understands the significant improvements in resolution,
sensitivity and speed that can be achieved for chromatographic separations by
minimizing the band spreading contributions of both the instrument and the
column. In addition to minimal band spreading, such a system needs to be
capable of operating at the optimal linear velocity [and pressure] for small
[sub-2 micron] particle columns. The ACQUITY UPLC system was designed to meet
the present and future needs of separation scientists.
In addition to its booth presence, Waters will be offering two seminars on
UPLC, UPLC/MS, chemistries as well as four oral presentations. Furthermore, 16
posters will be on display to showcase Waters' latest innovations and
solutions from scientists and industry experts. Details of the seminars, oral
presentations and posters can be found at www.waters.com/hplc2009.
About Waters Corporation: (www.waters.com)
Waters Corporation creates business advantage 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 $1.47 billion in 2007 and 5,000 employees, Waters is
driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers
Waters, UltraPerformance LC, UPLC, and ACQUITY UPLC are trademarks of
SOURCE Waters Corporation
/CONTACT: Brian J. Murphy, Public Relations Manager of Waters
/Web Site: http://www.waters.com /
CO: Waters Corporation; HPLC 2009; 34th International Symposium on
High-Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
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