MILFORD, Mass., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced that it has been awarded the 2011 North American Product Quality Leadership Award in high-performance mass spectrometry by Frost & Sullivan. Specifically, Frost & Sullivan researchers evaluated Waters® Xevo® TQ-S and Xevo® G2 QTof™ compared to competitors within five categories: Product Performance, Product Reliability, Product Design, Product Usability and Perceived Value. Xevo outperformed the closest competitor across all criteria.
"The current generation of Xevo benchtop mass spectrometry systems offer scientists an unequalled combination of separations power with highest levels of sensitivity whether for compound identification, quantification and screening, or for extracting the most information from the smallest sample volumes all in a single analysis," says Frost & Sullivan senior research analyst Prasannavadhana Kannan." Xevo Mass Spectrometers are optimized for use with Waters ACQUITY® UPLC® Systems. UPLC technology is synonymous with sharper and narrower chromatographic peaks, increased peak heights, faster separations and better signal-to-noise performance leading to greater all-around MS sensitivity. The combination of UPLC, Xevo Mass Spectrometry, MassLynx™ Software, and UPLC chemistries has given rise to applications-specific MS systems uniquely qualified to address many different laboratory challenges, thereby leading us to confer the 2011 North America Product Quality Leadership award category to Waters Corporation's exemplary efforts."
Waters Xevo TQ-S Mass Spectrometer
The Waters Xevo TQ-S tandem mass spectrometer represents a step change in targeted quantitative UPLC/Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) analysis. The system is capable of accurately measuring target compounds in complex samples at femtogram levels or below. The Xevo TQ-S is designed for UPLC/MS/MS applications such as biological and medical research, bioanalysis, food safety, environmental monitoring and forensics testing where speed, sensitivity, and accuracy are of paramount importance.
The Xevo TQ-S features new StepWave™ ion-transfer technology, a revolutionary off-axis design for dramatically increasing the efficiency of ion transfer from the ion source to the quadrupole MS analyzer while at the same time actively eliminating undesirable neutral contaminants. This gives the Xevo TQ-S impressive class-leading sensitivity, allowing you to accurately, robustly, and reproducibly measure compounds at lower concentrations than previously possible.
Waters Xevo G2 QTof Mass Spectrometer
Xevo G2 QTof is a next-generation benchtop exact mass MS/MS mass spectrometer and is the first Xevo time-of-flight mass spectrometer to feature Waters QuanTof™ technology, previously only available with Waters SYNAPT® G2 MS and G2 HDMS™ Mass Spectrometers. This technology brings research-grade quantitative and qualitative analytical performance to research, academic, and industrial laboratories. QuanTof technology can extend the dynamic range of previous generation Xevo QTof systems to greater than four orders of magnitude and results in much higher mass resolution (22,500 FWHM) for greater efficiency and productivity in the laboratory.
Combined with Waters ACQUITY UPLC System, the Xevo G2 QTof leverages the power of UPLC/MSE, a simple, patented, method of data acquisition that comprehensively catalogs complex samples in a single analysis. This gives scientists a comprehensive digital record of the sample that can be re-interrogated at will, eliminating the need to re-analyze the sample which scientists often have to do when, for example, using labeled approaches of "data directed" protein quantification.
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About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
For over 50 years, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) has created business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality worldwide.
Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success.
With revenue of $1.64 billion in 2010 and 5,400 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.
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