NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Waters has released control software that makes its Acquity ultra-performance liquid chromatographers compatible with Applied Biosystems’ mass spectrometers, Waters said last week.
Waters said the new software is designed to allow scientists to operate its UPLC and ABI’s/MDS Sciex mass specs on a single data system.
By combining LC with mass spec, Waters said, “scientists are capable of obtaining much more information from a single analysis than by either technique alone.
Last August, Waters reported it had reached an agreement with ABI to develop the control system software, which is now released in connection with an updated Analyst system.
Waters also last year partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific (then Thermo Electron) and with Bruker Biosciences to integrate the Acquity system with those firms’ mass specs.