Waters Corporation Launches Analytical Instruments and Informatics Products at Pittcon 2009
Product News Mar 10, 2009
Against a backdrop of a worldwide economic recession, Waters Corporation is demonstrating how its analytical instruments and informatics products address today’s greatest scientific and business challenges at the 60th Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon) on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, March 8 – 13, 2009.
“Pittcon 2009 promises to be like no other in its past simply because today, the stakes are higher,” said Dr. Rohit Khanna, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Waters Division.
“In no uncertain terms, our customers are telling us they need to achieve more: more productivity, more efficiency, and more speed in all of their efforts. ACQUITY UPLC and Xevo MS systems, combined with Waters informatics and consumable chemistries, are responding to the full range of current laboratory challenges through unrivalled performance and proven reliability to truly redefine the analytical process.”
Waters’ headline offerings at Pittcon 2009 include the Xevo™ family of mass spectrometers, the Xevo TQ and Xevo QTof MS Systems, and an expanded suite of products for UltraPerformance LC® (UPLC®) aimed at bringing laboratories new levels of efficiencies. Additionally, Waters shares the spotlight with its latest technology addition, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), by featuring products from TharSFC at the exhibition.
• Xevo Family of Mass Spectrometers:
With Xevo benchtop mass spectrometers, Waters is making advanced-performance MS more accessible than ever. Xevo mass spectrometers are designed around the philosophy of Engineered Simplicity™ which combines instrument performance with simplicity enabled by IntelliStart™ technology to allow scientists to convert data into business-critical knowledge.
New to Pittcon this year, Waters® Xevo quadrupole time-of-flight (QTof) mass spectrometer (MS) is an exact mass MS/MS benchtop instrument that is a benchtop QTof system ever developed. Paired with Waters ACQUITY® UPLC system, the Xevo QTof MS is the only commercially-available MS system to give scientists one-of-a-kind UPLC/MSE performance.
Also new to Pittcon is the Waters Xevo TQ MS System, an advanced tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer that tackles the most demanding quantification applications for target compounds at low concentrations in highly complex and diverse samples.
Waters Xevo TQ MS System is qualified to allow laboratories to conform to the new US Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines for bioanalytical method validation. The intent of the guidance is to prevent errors due to matrix effects made during the toxicological assessment of a target compound or its metabolites; errors than can have life-threatening consequences during clinical trials.
• UPLC Technology:
Five years ago at Pittcon 2004, Waters had introduced its ACQUITY UPLC System, an entirely new category of liquid chromatograph based on novel, patented sub two-micron chromatography particles that has transformed the analytical laboratory in many ways.
Since its introduction, Waters has installed thousands of UPLC systems, and the thousands of laboratories that have replaced HPLC with UPLC and as an inlet to mass spectrometers are enjoying the benefits.
• A Newly Enhanced UPLC Product Portfolio:
Marking the fifth anniversary of its launch, Waters has expanded its award-winning UPLC product portfolio and will have its entire complement of UPLC products on display during Pittcon 2009, March 8 – 13 in Chicago.
They include the nanoACQUITY UPLC® system for life science applications; the PATROL™ UPLC Process analyzer, an at-line version for process monitoring; numerous compatible LC and quadrupole mass detectors; compatible high-performance triple, tandem, and quadrupole time-of-flight/ion mobility research-grade mass spectrometers; more than 50 column configurations and chemistries including newly-redeveloped ACQUITY UPLC columns, the result of Waters Designed for Six Sigma (DFSS) quality process; the TRIZAIC™ UPLC System with nanoTile™ Technology designed to deliver exceptional sensitivity for limited-sample, direct-flow, nanoscale protein separations; a new hand-held controller for managing system operations; and applications-specific UPLC/MS and UPLC/MS/MS system solutions for food safety, amino acid, intact protein, oligonucleotide, peptide, metabolite profiling, bioanalysis, impurity profiling, ADME screening, and proteomics analyses.
• UPLC for At-Line Process Analysis:
Designed with the same enabling technology platform as Waters ACQUITY UPLC System, PATROL UPLC Process Analyzer moves existing liquid chromatography (LC) analysis from off-line Quality Control (QC) laboratories directly to the manufacturing floor resulting in significant improvements in production efficiency with real-time analysis, reducing both process cycle times and assuring product quality.
At Pittcon 2009, Waters is introducing the PATROL UPLC Process Analyzer for at-line analysis to complement the on-line version introduced at Pittcon 2008.