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Waters Selects MTM Research Center at Orebro University for Center of Innovation Honors

Published: Monday, November 05, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Environmental research at laboratory pivotal for carrying out provisions of Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants.

At a ceremony at the School of Science and Technology at Orebro University  Waters announced the selection of the MTM Research Center for its Centers of Innovation Program for research in the field of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) now regulated under provisions of the Stockholm Convention. The MTM Research Center under the direction of Professor Bert van Bavel has earned a reputation for excellence in the area of POPs analysis and the development of analytical methods for tracking quantities of POPs in the environment and for quantifying human exposure to these harmful contaminants. His research also supports the United Nations Environment Programme aimed at building capacity for POPs analysis by training scientists and advising laboratories in state-of-the-art methods.

POPs are released into the air, water, and soil/sediments primarily from the incineration of municipal wastes, combustion of fossil fuels or as byproducts of metal, pulp and paper manufacturing processes. Once in the environment, they don't disappear. POPs have been linked to numerous diseases including cancer, insulin resistance, and are believed to be endocrine disruptors.

Speaking at a ceremony on campus, Matilda Ernkrans, a Member of the Swedish Parliament and the Chair of the Committee on the Environment said, "Waters establishment of a Center of Innovation at the MTM Research Center is an important contribution to environmental research and a great recognition making me very proud." She told the audience that she's concerned about the combined effects of POPs on human. "Last year, two MTM scientists tested my blood and found traces of dangerous chemicals including PCBs and DDT, chemicals which have been forbidden for a long time and are still circulating in the environment," she said. "There are many of us who want to know more so we can have a better understanding of the risks we are being subjected to, and that is why the work that is being carried out the MTM Research Center with support from Waters, is so important."

"The establishment of a Center of Innovation at MTM Research Center initiates a new phase in our collaboration with Waters. It means we will be able to put more resources on projects we design together and gives us access to the most modern technology which is very important for us," said Professor Bert van Bavel. "As a reference laboratory for UNEP we need to have top-of-the-line instrumentation to keep our status and to keep us at the forefront of science. We're looking forward with excitement to a fruitful collaboration and to achieving the ambitious goals we have set for ourselves."

"At Waters we believe in the Science of What's Possible™ and the idea that there is nothing that science can't help solve. We are very lucky to have found at Orebro University in the MTM Research Center a partner that shares our belief in science and education. Using science to help safeguard our environment is a challenge worth investing in," said Andre Ayache, Vice President and General Manager, European Operations, Waters Division.

The MTM Research Center is currently investigating LC/MS as a tool for more sensitive, selective and efficient methods of POPs analysis, particularly fluor compounds. To take its research to the next level, it recently took delivery of a benchtop ACQUITY®  I-Class UPLC® System and Xevo® TQ-S Mass Spectrometer equipped with an APGC ion source.


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