Waters Acquires Nonlinear Dynamics
News Aug 08, 2013
Waters and Nonlinear Dynamics previously collaborated on the development of Waters’ TransOmics™ Informatics, a scalable solution for proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics analysis that has seen excellent market acceptance since it was first introduced at the American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference in 2012.
“The opportunity to combine Nonlinear Dynamics informatics expertise with Waters worldwide leadership in chromatography and mass spectrometry will continue to create significant benefits for omics-focused scientists and laboratories,” said Dr. Rohit Khanna, Vice President of Informatics and Worldwide Marketing for the Waters Division. “Proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics hold vast potential for understanding the mechanisms of diseases, the development of innovative therapeutics, and discovering biomarkers for translational research.”
With complex biological samples and ever more sensitive analytical techniques, managing experimental data continues to be a challenge. Through its acquisition of Nonlinear Dynamics, Waters Corporation hopes to address this challenge to advance the pace of discovery as the world’s leading provider of analytical solutions for proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics.
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