"By taking our partnership to a new level, we will empower BTI to further develop novel analytical methods and establish a comprehensive experimental glycan spectral library for cancer glycobiology focusing on glycosphingolipids. Together, we want to advance methods to study GSL glycosylation in cancer classification and biomarker discovery," said Dr. Jose Castro-Perez, Director - Health Sciences Marketing, Waters Corporation.As part of this collaboration, Waters will be contributing scientific expertise and the use of a Waters ® SYNAPT® G2-S High Definition Mass Spectrometry® System. The instrument features ion mobility mass spectrometry technology that rapidly separates molecular ions by not only their size and mass-to-charge ratio, but by their shape as well. A collisional cross-section (CCS) value is a precise physicochemical property of an ion related to its size, shape, and charge in the gas phase. The ability to determine the separation of molecules based on a CCS value for each glycan head group reveals insights into their unique chemical structure, which in turn can be used as an additional descriptor for the GSL in question, thus providing a higher degree of specificity than using just mass-to-charge ratio alone. First established in 2014, Waters' collaborative relationship with BTI initially focused on evaluating the performance of a new N-linked glycan label aimed at biopharmaceutical applications, the GlycoWorks™ RapiFluor-MS™ Glycan Kit, and its complete workflow - from sample preparation to analysis - for glycosylation profiling. About Waters Corporation ( www.waters.com ) Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) develops and manufactures advanced analytical and material science technologies for laboratory dependent organizations. For more than 50 years, the company has pioneered a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis systems. 1. Albrecht, S.; Vainauskas, S.; Stockmann, H.; McManus, C.; Taron, C. H.; Pauline M. Rudd, Anal. Chem. DOI:10.1021/acs.analchem.6b00259. Waters, SYNAPT, High-Definition Mass Spectrometry, GlycoWorks, and RapiFluor-MS are trademarks of Waters Corporation.