ACQUITY Advanced Polymer Chromatography System Showcased Along With Paradigm Scientific Search and Quality Control Reference Materials
PHILADELPHIA - Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today unveiled several important new technologies at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, commonly known as Pittcon, the annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science.
Highlighting Waters technology introductions is Waters® ACQUITY® Advanced Polymer Chromatography™ (APC™) System, a system that defines a new category of chromatographic polymer analysis, yielding improved molecular weight information about polymeric species, faster than ever before.
Waters also announced it is expanding its laboratory informatics offerings, with the addition of Paradigm™ Scientific Search Software, a powerful information access platform. It takes search far beyond basic keywords by enabling users to perform object-based searches across both structured and unstructured data and across different data platforms.
In addition, Waters added Quality Control Reference Materials (QCRMs) and Certified Containers to the Analytical Standards and Reagents product group that was launched at last year's Pittcon.
"Pittcon has always been the best venue for us to unveil our latest technologies and share our vision for tomorrow. Today's product launches, particularly the ACQUITY Advanced Polymer Chromatography System, highlights how Waters' focused approach to driving innovation is improving laboratory capabilities and ensuring that our customers will be successful," said Art Caputo, President of Waters Division.
Waters Re-Ignites Innovation in the Chemical Materials Market with ACQUITY APC
Today, Waters ushered in the next era in polymer discovery with the introduction of the ACQUITY APC System. The system, which was developed in collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company, delivers dramatically improved polymer peak resolution, particularly for low molecular weight polymers and oligomers up to 20 times faster than traditional gel permeation chromatography (GPC).
The ACQUITY Advanced Polymer Chromatography (APC) System is comprised of an innovative, refractive index detector that has been optimized for low dispersion but with the low noise and drift performance required for accurate integration, even at low polymer concentrations.
The precise flow delivery of the isocratic solvent manager ensures that the calibrated system delivers accurate molecular weight data, day after day. Additionally, the system features new column technology based on rigid, sub 3 micron, high-pore-volume bridged-ethyl hybrid particles that provide significant gains in stability and faster separations.
Ian King, Waters vice president of Separations Technologies, noted that APC represents a major change from soft gel columns that are susceptible to swelling in the solvents used for polymer analysis.
"With APC, scientists can run diverse polymer applications on a single system, on one bank of columns with a variety of solvents," he said. "Now our customers can significantly improve laboratory efficiency and asset utilization. This collaboration with Dow is an example of what can happen when you merge leading edge technology with excellent innovation and effective collaboration."
"Industry is on a constant quest to identify and understand the properties of new materials while making the process of innovation faster, simpler and more sustainable," said Dow's Jim Alexander, Associate Research & Development Director, Core R&D Analytical Sciences. "This new capability will help solve critical R&D challenges, helping scientists to drive to solutions more quickly, with improved data quality."
For more information: www.waters.com/apc
About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
For more than 50 years, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has created business advantages 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, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success.
With revenue of $1.84 billion in 2012, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.
Waters, UPC(2), ACQUITY, NuGenesis, UPLC, Advanced Polymer Chromatography, Alliance, Empower and Paradigm are trademarks of Waters Corporation.
Brian J. Murphy
Public Relations Manager
Web Site: http://www.waters.com