ESA Biosciences and Waters Corporation have announced that the two companies are working together to integrate the ESA Corona® CAD® universal HPLC detector with the Waters chromatography control and data-analysis platform: Empower® 2.
The Corona charged-aerosol detector (CAD) can analyze a wide diversity of chemical structures and important classes of molecules - from small organic molecules, proteins and peptides, to ions, carbohydrates, lipids, and polymers.
Many scientists in the pharmaceutical industry already combine a Waters Empower 2 software-controlled LC System with the Corona CAD detector for applications ranging from excipient and formulation characterization and forced-degradation studies to impurity analysis, cleaning validations, and final product QC.
"In working with ESA Biosciences, we are responding to the needs of our Empower 2 software users who are using the Corona CAD for their applications. By adding a new feature into our Empower software to control ESA's detector, we're giving our customers more choices and more ways to be successful," said Bill Foley, Director - Product Marketing, Waters Corporation.
ESA's Vice President of Life Sciences Marketing, Jasmine Gruia-Gray, said, "We listen closely to customer suggestions for product enhancements - a key part our commitment to continuously improve results and help scientists do their jobs better, faster, and easier. Customers have asked for a direct interface between the Corona CAD and Empower platforms. We're pleased to work with Waters so we can meet our respective customers' needs."