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Hitachi to Sell Waters' MS Tools in N. America

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hitachi High Technologies America will distribute certain mass spectrometers made by Waters in the US and in Canada, HTA said today.

Under the agreement, the Shaumburg, Ill.-based subsidiary of the Japanese company will distribute Waters' TQ Detector mass spectrometer and its 3100 Mass Detector.

Hitachi said that the TQ Detector and 3100 Mass Detector can be used in conjunction with its LaChromUltra and its LaChrom Elite HPLC systems for quantitative analysis and characterization.

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