Waters reported this week that its mass spectrometry business grew only slightly during the fourth quarter and full-year 2005, with especially weak sales in the single quadrupole and lower-end triple quadrupole mass spec markets.

At the same time, Waters continues to bank on its Acquity Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography products to drive overall revenue in 2006. Specifically, the company said it plans to launch enhancements to the system in two months and intends to introduce new products to make the system more compatible with other mass-spec brands.

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