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Waters SYNAPT HDMS and Xevo TQ MS Recognized for Mass Spectrometry Innovation by Industry Experts

Frost & Sullivan and Strategic Directions International Magazine Identify Waters Mass Spectrometers as Technology Leaders

MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced that Waters(R) SYNAPT(TM) High Definition MS(TM) (HDMS(TM)) System was recognized by Frost & Sullivan for a Product Innovation of the Year award, and Strategic Directions International's Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) selected the Xevo(TM) TQ MS System as the Best New Product at the 2008 American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) annual meeting.

"We are appreciative of the due diligence from both Frost & Sullivan and IBO, and are honored by their respective recognition in evaluating Waters SYNAPT HDMS and Xevo TQ MS," said Brian W. Smith, Vice President, Mass Spectrometry Operations, for the Waters Division. "Waters mass spectrometry is experiencing significant momentum in the marketplace. Our scientists have developed novel innovations and the beneficiaries have been our customers who are realizing new levels of success in reaching their own goals and achievements."

In 2006, Waters introduced the SYNAPT HDMS System, the first mass spectrometry (MS) system to leverage high-efficiency ion mobility-based measurements and to advance research in proteomics, structural biology and small molecule experiments. "This unique combination of technologies allow scientists to differentiate samples by their size, shape, and charge, as well as mass, which has enabled the separation, detection, and characterization of components not possible with conventional mass spectrometry," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Lakshman Koundinya.

The Xevo TQ MS System, an advanced tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer designed to deliver unrivalled performance and functionality, uses innovative IntelliStart(TM) and ScanWave(TM) technologies to deliver versatility and advanced quantitative capability to a broader range of scientists. "The Xevo's novel collision cell design enables it to operate in T-Wave(TM) mode or in Waters' more recently developed ScanWave mode. T-Wave has the effect of significantly improving the fast scanning abilities of tandem MS," wrote IBO. "Perhaps the more interesting capability is the ScanWave mode of the collision cell, which helps Xevo to significantly increase the signal intensity of both parent and product ion spectra."

The following URL links are available for more information on:
-- Waters SYNAPT HDMS -- http://www.waters.com/waters/nav.htm?cid=514457
-- Waters Xevo TQ MS -- http://www.waters.com/waters/nav.htm?cid=10064408
-- Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards -- http://www.awards.frost.com
-- Instrument Business Outlook magazine -- http://www.strategic- directions.com/apps/ibo/index.cfm?action=detail&page=ibo&sdi=-1933506781 (due to the length of the URL, please copy and paste into web browser)

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's TEAM Research, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership(TM) empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnership Services, visit http://www.frost.com.

About Strategic Directions International

Strategic Directions International (SDi) is the world leader in business intelligence for analytical and life science instruments, equipment and related products. SDi products and services are recognized as the standard reference source used by corporate executives, business development personnel, equity and financial analysts, regulatory agencies, technology developers and the scientific/analytical instrument community at large. Established in 1981, SDi is headquartered in Los Angeles with a branch office in the UK. For more information about SDi, visit http://www.strategic-directions.com.

About Waters Corporation (http://www.waters.com)

Waters Corporation creates 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 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, The Science of What's Possible, SYNAPT, High Definition MS, HDMS, Xevo, ScanWave, Intellistart, and T-Wave are trademarks of Waters Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Contact: Brian J. Murphy
Waters Corporation
Public Relations Manager
508-482-2614
Brian_J_Murphy@waters.com

SOURCE Waters Corporation