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FDA Buys Nine Waters Acquity UPLC Systems

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has bought nine of Waters' Acquity UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography systems for use in its food and consumer safety monitoring research programs, the company said today.

FDA bought the nine Acquity systems for its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Office of Regulatory Science, based in College Park, Md., which currently has three Acquity UPLC systems and two nanoAcquity UPLC Systems.

The agency's ORS will use the chromatography systems in its research efforts to develop and validate methods for testing food additives, pesticide residues, dietary supplements, mycotoxins, vitamins, seafood toxins, industrial chemicals, and other regulated food and cosmetic products.

Financial terms of the purchase were not released.

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