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Waters said the acquisition is part of a strategy to develop simpler, more streamlined mass spec workflows that will be accessible to non-expert users.

As part of the deal, Waters has also placed a Synapt G2-Si mass spec instrument at Purdue University to help advance research applications for DESI.

The company registered its Prelude LX-4 MD HPLC as a Class I medical device for general clinical use. 

While LC-MS/MS workflows using triple quadrupoles and, more recently, Q-TOF and Q-Exactive instruments, have typically dominated discussion of mass spec-based protein quantitation, MALDI mass spec has recently emerged as a potential alternative for such applications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AB Sciex has licensed to Prosolia a portfolio of new sample introduction and ionization methods based on a liquid microjunction surface sampling approach.

The company will use GSG Mess-und Analysnegerate for marketing and distribution in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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