NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters today said it will develop software controls so its Acquity UPLC system will work with Applied Biosystems/MDS Sciex’s family of mass spectrometers.
The agreement, part of an ongoing effort to make the UPLC system compatible with non-Waters mass specs, calls for Waters to develop software controls that will enable the Acuity platform to be a “fully supported” LC inlet to the ABI/MDS mass specs.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The alliance comes six months after Waters penned a deal with Thermo Electron to integrate the Acquity system with Thermo's line of mass spectrometers, and with Bruker Daltonics to integrate the Acquity with Bruker's mass specs and nuclear magnetic resonance products.
The Thermo deal includes its Finnigan TSQ Quantum, LTQ Linear Ion Trap, LTQ FT Hybrid Linear Trap/Fourier Transform ICR and LTQ Orbitrap hybrid mass spectrometers. For the Bruker deal, Waters will support its Acquity system in Bruker's HyStar software.