Dec 01, 2013
By Spectroscopy Editors
Volume 28, Issue 12

Company Description

Waters Corporation, the premium brand in the analytical instruments industry since 1958, creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable scientific innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as: healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, chemical materials analysis, and water quality worldwide. Waters helps customers make profound discoveries, optimize laboratory operations, deliver product performance, and ensure regulatory compliance by providing a connected portfolio of separations and analytical science, mass spectrometry, laboratory informatics, as well as thermal analysis products.

Technical Services

  • UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography™
  • UPC2
  • UPLC®
  • LC–MS
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Informatics
  • Preparative SFC
  • Purification/SFE
  • Sample preparation
  • Thermal analysis
  • Rheology
  • Microcalorimetry
  • Mycotoxin testing
  • Proficiency testing


Waters operates cGMP, ISO 13485: 2003, and ISO 9001-2008-certified manufacturing plants in Milford, Massachusetts (instruments and parts); Manchester, UK (mass spectrometers); Taunton, Massachusetts (chemistries); and Wexford, Ireland (chemistries and mass spectrometers). Waters' Milford facility is also approved for Part 1, Canadian Medical Device Regulations (CMDR). The company's subsidiary, TA Instruments, Inc., is located in New Castle, Delaware.

Major Products


  • ACQUITY UPC2® systems
  • ACQUITY UPLC® systems
  • ACQUITY UPLC® H-Class systems
  • ACQUITY UPLC® I-Class systems
  • HDX technology
  • ACQUITY APC™ systems
  • Alliance® HPLC systems
  • ACQUITY QDa™ mass detector
  • Xevo® mass spectrometers
  • SYNAPT® mass spectrometers
  • Ion Mobility technology
  • PATROL UPLC® Laboratory Analyzer
  • PATROL UPLC® Process Analyzer
  • MassTrak™ Clinical Solutions
  • MassTrak™ Forensic Solutions
  • TRIZAIC UPLC® systems


  • ACQUITY UPC2™ columns
  • ACQUITY UPLC® columns
  • ACQUITY APC™ columns
  • CORTECS™ solid-core UPLC columns
  • XP columns
  • XSelect® columns
  • XBridge® columns
  • Bioseparation Products
  • DisQuE™ sample extraction products
  • Oasis® sample extraction products
  • Ostro™ sample preparation products
  • TruView™ LC–MS certified vials

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