Peaks of Interest

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-05-01-2006, Volume 24, Issue 5
Pages: 444

Water and Bruker annouce collaboration Millipore increases investments in international markets Grace opens center in Shanghai ACD/Labs, Applied Biosystems, and MDS SCIEX sign agreement

Waters and Bruker announce collaboration

Waters Corporation (Milford, Massachusetts) and Bruker BioSciences Corporation (Billerica, Massachusetts) recently entered into a collaboration agreement to provide greater integration and connectivity between Waters' ACQUITY Ultra Performance LC (UPLC) system and Bruker's mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) products.

The collaboration will allow direct support of Waters ACQUITY UPLC system in Bruker's HyStar software thus unifying control and results management to combine these technologies. The products of both companies have many applications in the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceuticals, processed foods, beverages, personal care products, and in environmental and food safety laboratories.

Millipore increases investments in international markets

Millipore Corporation (Billerica, Massachusetts) recently announced that it has increased its investment in personnel and facilities to support the growth of its business in emerging international markets such as China and India.

The company has appointed Geoff Ide as vice president of International Markets. Ide comes to Millipore with more than twenty years of experience in marketing and international general management. Most recently, Ide has served as president of Bausch and Lomb's Japan operations. His responsibilities will focus on the development and implementation of regional growth strategies for both the Bioscience and Bioprocess divisions, with an emphasis on China and India where the company has seen increasing demand for its laboratory water and sample preparation products.

Grace opens center in Shanghai

W. R. Grace & Co. (Columbia, Maryland) recently announced that it will open a technical services laboratory in Shanghai, China, for its Grace Davison Discovery Sciences product group. The center will improve the company's ability to support life sciences R&D across Asia.

Technical personnel in the facility will primarily be responsible for working with Asia-based customers.

ACD/Labs, Applied Biosystems, and MDS SCIEX sign agreement

ACD/Labs (Toronto, Canada) announced that it has entered into a reseller's agreement with Applied Biosystems Group (Foster City, California) and MDS SCIEX (Toronto, Ontario). This agreement allows Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX to sell ACD/Labs' MS Manager, MS Fragmenter, and ChemSketch Software in combination with Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX mass spectrometry products worldwide. ACD/Labs will retain responsibility for customer training and technical support of the company's software.