American distribution agreement

The Column

The Column, The Column-10-08-2010, Volume 6, Issue 18

Waters and Hitachi High Technologies America have entered into a distribution agreement allowing HTA to sell Waters? sample preparation and liquid chromatography (LC) columns to users in North America.

Waters and Hitachi High Technologies America have entered into a distribution agreement allowing HTA to sell Waters’ sample preparation and liquid chromatography (LC) columns to users in North America.“This agreement with HTA will expand the access of Waters industry-leading laboratory chemistry and consumable technologies to a broader user‑base that may not have had access previously,” said Mark Groudas, vice president Americas operation for the Waters division. “Waters invests significant resources to deliver advanced solutions that help laboratory scientists successfully address their most difficult and routine separation challenges.”“At HTA, we welcome the opportunity to offer our users additional applications and to extend the capabilities of our chromatography products through Waters’ chemistries,” said Kenji Osaki, VP/GM for the life sciences division of HTA.

According to the company, the sample preparation tools significantly enhance analyte signals and reduce unwanted noise by increasing sensitivity, reproducibility or throughput of LC–MS systems. Furthermore, the columns are reported to reduce time and cost per sample, while improving the quality of laboratory results.