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Waters Spotlights ACQUITY UPLC, a Driving Force Moving the Analytical Science Industry Forward at HPLC 2009

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

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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 worldwide.

Waters, UltraPerformance LC, UPLC, and ACQUITY UPLC are trademarks of Waters Corporation.

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