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Waters ACQUITY QDa Detector Takes Pittcon Editors' Award

CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) is proud to announce that the Pittcon Editors' Silver award for the most innovative product introduced at the 2014 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy goes to the Waters® ACQUITY  QDa™ Detector.

The Waters ACQUITY QDa Detector is the first mass detector to put high-quality, mass spectral data within reach of every analytical scientist.

"On behalf Waters employees worldwide, we are honored that the Pittcon Editors have recognized the new ACQUITY QDa Detector at this year's Pittsburgh Conference," said Art Caputo, President of the Waters Division for Waters Corporation.  "This marks the fourth time in the last ten years that the editors have recognized a new Waters technology reinforcing our innovation leadership role.  Congratulations to Waters' ACQUITY QDa development and commercialization teams on this well deserved honor."

Previously, the Pittcon editors recognized ACQUITY® UltraPerformance LC® (UPLC®) in 2004, the SYNAPT® High Definition MS (HDMS™) in 2007 and ACQUITY UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography™ (UPC2®) in 2012.

Waters® ACQUITY  QDa™ Detector is the first mass detector to bring high-quality, mass spectral data to chromatographic separations. Designed as a synergistic component of a chromatographic system, the ACQUITY QDa Detector is compatible with Waters ACQUITY® UltraPerformance LC® (UPLC®), ACQUITY UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography™ (UPC2®), Alliance® high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and Waters supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and LC-based purification systems.

The ACQUITY QDa Detector is the realization of a vision that started 20 years ago at Waters, blending chromatography and mass spectrometry technologies together in a way that gives every analytical scientist access to mass spectral data regardless of their previous experience with mass spectrometry. The ACQUITY QDa Detector adds a whole new dimension to separation science and it is the most progressive leap forward in chromatography detection since the first photodiode detectors were introduced decades ago.

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