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GEN News Highlights : Nov 2, 2010

Waters Establishes Centers of Innovation Program

Company will support researchers using UPLC and mass spec.

Waters launched a program to support scientific innovation in the fields of health and life science research, sports science, food safety, clinical research, and environmental protection. Through its Centers of Innovation Program, Waters is partnering with research scientists using the firm’s UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography® (UPLC®) and mass spectrometry technology.

Those collaborating under this program will receive various forms of research support and assistance in raising awareness of their ongoing research. “These scientists are laying significant groundwork for future discoveries, and by working closely with them and offering them access to advanced instrument technology, we want to help them push the frontiers of science forward,” remarks Tim Riley, Ph.D., vp and director, Waters Centers of Innovation Program.

The company says that it has formed partnerships with several scientists including:

• Jeremy Nicholson, professor and chair in biological chemistry, department of surgery and cancer, Imperial College, who is working in the field of metabolomic profiling and molecular phenotyping.

• John Engen, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Northeastern University, who is using hydrogen/deuterium exchange and mass spectrometry to study the influence of protein conformation on disease.

• James Scrivens, department of biological sciences, University of Warwick, who is applying advanced mass spectrometry to the field of protein therapeutics.

• Julie Leary, department of molecular and cellular biology, University of California, Davis, who is using mass spectrometry to probe the effect of certain bacteria and viruses on host organisms.