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Waters, IonSpec to Develop New Mass Spec Technologies

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 - Waters and IonSpec today said they plan to co-develop a new line of mass spectrometry systems.


The collaboration will seek to marry Waters' ZSpray LC-MS interface and quadropole mass filter technologies with IonSpec's Fourier transform mass spectrometers. The resulting configurations will all be integrated with Waters' MassLynx software.


The companies plan to release four new platforms over the next 18 months with the first "entry-level" product appearing in the first quarter 2003, according to Mark McDowall, a Waters spokesman.


McDowall said the products, which will include what the partners believe to be the world's first multi-quadropole/Fourier transform mass specs, will initially target drug-discovery markets and eventually expand into proteomics and metabolomics markets.


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