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Waters Strengthens ACQUITY UPLC System Product Line

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Waters Corporation has announced the availability of three advanced detectors designed for Waters ACQUITY Ultra Performance LC™ (UPLC™) System.

The three detectors are photodiode array (PDA), evaporative light scattering (ELS) and tunable ultraviolet (TUV) models and bring versatility to the ACQUITY UPLC System for high-resolution analysis of a wide variety of compounds.

The Waters® ACQUITY UPLC™ is an award-winning liquid chromatography system that is designed to bring laboratories new levels of resolution, sensitivity, speed, and productivity.

Waters claims that, whether these scientists are working on drugs, looking for markers of disease, detecting low level contamination of food or drinking water supplies, recent advances in detector technology mean that scientists using the company's ACQUITY UPLC System platform can obtain more information per unit of time in the laboratory.

Optimized for Ultra Performance LC, these detectors are designed for low dispersion characteristics, high data acquisition rates, and performance.

Programming and monitoring is controlled from within Waters Empower™ chromatography software or MassLynx™ mass spectrometry software.

The Waters ACQUITY UPLC PDA detector enhancements include data rates of up to 80 Hz, noise specifications of 10 micro-absorbance units, and an extended linear range allowing scientists to detect and quantify lower concentrations of sample analytes and compare spectra across wavelengths and broad concentration ranges.

The enhanced Waters ACQUITY TUV detector is a tunable, dual wavelength ultraviolet/visible (UV/Vis) detector featuring patented light-guiding flow cells, low noise performance (6 micro-absorbance units), and support for data rates up to 80 Hz resulting in optimal linearity, resolution and sensitivity for Ultra Performance LC separations.

According to Waters, for detecting compounds that exhibit little to no UV/Vis response and do not ionize well for mass spectrometry, the Waters ACQUITY UPLC ELS detector is the perfect complement to Ultra Performance LC for analyzing sugars, antibiotics, antivirals, biomolecules, and natural products.