NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters said today that the Chinese Food and Drug Administration has approved registration of its Acquity UPLC TQD system for sale as a medical device for routine diagnostic applications and neonatal metabolites disease screening.

The device is the second of Waters to receive Chinese approval for in vitro diagnostic applications. In 2008, the CFDA approved a neonatal screening test on the company's Quattro micro mass spec.

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