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Waters, Thermo to Integrate UPLC and Mass Spec Products

NEW YORK, March 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Waters and Thermo Electron have entered into an agreement to integrate the Waters Acquity Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography system with Thermo's line of mass spectrometers, the companies said today.


The agreement includes Thermo's Finnigan TSQ Quantum, LTQ Linear Ion Trap, LTQ FT Hybrid Linear Trap/Fourier Transform ICR and LTQ Orbitrap hybrid mass spectrometers.


The use of UPLC with mass spec is expected to increase throughput and performance, the companies said.


"UPLC peaks are narrower and sharper, signal-to-noise ratios are higher, and run times are shorter -- which are all key factors in enhancing the performance of virtually any mass spectrometer," said Rohit Khanna, vice president of worldwide marketing at Waters, in a statement.


Additional terms of the agreement were not provided.

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