Peaks of Interest

April 1, 2007

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-04-01-2007, Volume 25, Issue 4
Page Number: 336

The Gold Editors' Choice Awards was presented to Waters Corporation (Waltham, Massachusetts) for the Synapt HD–MS system at Pittcon 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Silver Awards were presented to Paraytec (York, United Kingdom) for the ActiPix and Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Jose, California) for the LTQ ETD system. Bronze Awards were presented to Bruker Optics (Billerica, Massachusetts) for the ALPHA FT-IR system and Horiba Jobin Yvon (Edison, New Jersey) for the Activa system.

Pittcon 2007 Editors' Awards

The Gold Editors' Choice Awards was presented to Waters Corporation (Waltham, Massachusetts) for the Synapt HD–MS system at Pittcon 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Silver Awards were presented to Paraytec (York, United Kingdom) for the ActiPix and Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Jose, California) for the LTQ ETD system. Bronze Awards were presented to Bruker Optics (Billerica, Massachusetts) for the ALPHA FT-IR system and Horiba Jobin Yvon (Edison, New Jersey) for the Activa system.

Many exhibitors regard Pittcon as the premiere industry event and the ideal time and location to introduce advances in analytical instrumentation. Members of the press have acknowledged the numerous products introduced to Pittcon each year by establishing the Pittcon Editors' Awards. Editors meet to nominate, discuss, and contemplate the most significant achievements in the industry. Then they vote on the product to present with the gold, silver, and bronze awards.

Agilent opens center in India

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) announced its intent to establish an R&D center in Bengaluru, India. The center will host a multidisciplinary team for chemical analysis, molecular biology, and software for creating novel and complex scientific applications on its instruments.

The initial focus will be on liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry, but the company hopes to extend the center's focus to include R&D capabilities to other platforms, such as microfluidics, gas chromatography, and microarrays.

Waters collaborates with Hitachi and Shimadzu

Waters Corporation (Waltham, Massachusetts) has announced two significant collaborations.

Waters and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) intend to develop a software interface for Hitachi's LaChrom Elite liquid chromatograph instruments control for Waters Empower chromatographic data station software.

Likewise, Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) intends to collaborate with Waters to develop software that allows the control of Shimadzu's Prominence LC systems using the Waters Empower chromatography software.

These collaborations respond to user needs and will allow the Hitachi and Shimadzu LC systems to be used with Waters' Empower software with seamless control.