Drinking Water Analyzer detects pesticides and contaminants.

Press Release Summary:

AquaAnalysis System detects target analytes at or below 10 parts-per-trillion, meeting or exceeding regulatory standards worldwide. Liquid Chromatography-Based (LC) system offers analysis time of just 30 minutes. Requiring only 20 mL volumes of sample, unit employs parallel analysis system, and prepares second sample while first one is being analyzed.

Original Press Release:

Waters Automates Drinking Water Analysis; Unveils New AquaAnalysis System

Liquid Chromatography-Based (LC) System Cuts Analysis Time from Between Three-Five hours to Just 30 Minutes

MILFORD, Mass., Oct. 23 -- Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today unveiled its new Waters® AquaAnalysis System, a total system solution designed to detect pesticides and other contaminants in drinking water and meet or exceed regulatory requirements worldwide. Laboratories stand to improve sample throughput times by up to 80 percent through cutting analysis time from between three to five hours to just 30 minutes.

"New drinking water regulations worldwide have increased the need for water testing," said Joe Romano, Senior Manager of Chemical Analysis at Waters Division of Waters Corporation, "The AquaAnalysis System has the ability to remove the labor-intensive activities related to drinking water sample preparation, while automating the analysis process. Most importantly, the new device meets regulatory limits required in all developed countries."

With new regulations in place, the number of samples needing analysis continues to increase while minimum residue level (MRL) detection limits continue to decrease. To meet sensitivity requirements, the AquaAnalysis System can detect target analytes at or below 10 parts-per-trillion (PPT), easily meeting or exceeding regulatory standards.

Additionally, the AquaAnalysis System employs a "parallel" analysis system, and prepares a second sample while the first is being analyzed, increasing lab productivity. Less capable systems operate "sequentially" requiring technicians to wait for each test to be completed before beginning the next. Also, the new AquaAnalysis System requires only 20mL volumes of sample compared to 1 liter, greatly reducing sample shipping and handling costs.

The AquaAnalysis System is being offered for sale worldwide.

For more information on Waters AquaAnalysis System download the brochure at: waters.com/WATERSDIVISION/SiteSearch/AppLibDetails.ASP?LIBNUM=72000 2377EN. (Due to length of this URL, you may need to copy and paste into your browser)

About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) creates business advantage for laboratory- dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality worldwide.

Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, supported by an expert customer services team, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success.

With revenue of $1.28 billion in 2006 and 4,700 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

Source: Waters Corporation

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