Waters and University of Warwick Sign Research Agreement to Foster Adoption of MS Technologies
News Apr 16, 2009
Waters Corporation and the University of Warwick, Coventry and Warwickshire, England, signed a collaborative research agreement intended to support the growth, development and adoption of mass spectrometry (MS) technologies, including Waters® SYNAPT High Definition MS™ (HDMS™) system.
The agreement paves the way for research projects leading to meaningful impact for analysts using biomedical mass spectrometry, validated by peer-reviewed publications, presentations at international conferences and an outreach education program.
At the core of the collaborative agreement is the establishment of ‘The Waters Centre for BioMedical Mass Spectrometry’ at the University of Warwick, a center of excellence in MS techniques. This center will offer scientists worldwide an accessible resource to enable the adoption of LC/MSbased techniques in life science.
“I believe that this partnership between a proven technology leader and a leading research focused University will provide a platform for the development of many exciting new projects,” said Prof. James Scrivens, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick. “I look forward to being part of a team that delivers the benefits of our research to the wider community.”
“The University of Warwick is consistently ranked amongst the top research universities, with an historic track record in biological mass spectrometry,” said Brian Smith, Vice President, Mass Spectrometry Operations for the Waters Division.
He continued, “However, this agreement is not based on reputation alone; it is based on a longstanding relationship with the University and Prof. James Scrivens in particular. Waters looks forward to taking this relationship to the next level through mutually beneficial research and a world-class educational resource for life scientists adopting cutting edge MS-based research strategies.”