Waters and Nonlinear Dynamics focus on "omics"

August 10, 2012

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-08-10-2012, Volume 0, Issue 0

Waters (Milford, Massachusetts, USA) and Nonlinear Dynamics Ltd. (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) have signed an agreement to develop an analytical solution that pulls information from complex data sets generated by large-scale proteomics and metabolomics experiments in a bid to advance research.

Waters (Milford, Massachusetts, USA) and Nonlinear Dynamics Ltd. (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) have signed an agreement to develop an analytical solution that pulls information from complex data sets generated by large-scale proteomics and metabolomics experiments in a bid to advance research.

The two companies first collaborated on the development of the Waters Omics Research Platform with TransOmics Informatics that was introduced in May 2012 during the ASMS conference in Vancouver. Waters’ SYNAPT G2-S HDMS and TransOmics Informatics developed by Nonlinear Dynamics’ were combined under a worldwide OEM agreement. These instruments will begin shipping during the fourth quarter of 2012.

“The complexity of biological samples is so great that the sensitivity and specificity of analytical techniques required for biological discovery presents scientists with significant challenges when it comes to managing experimental data,” said James Langridge, PhD, Director of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Discovery, Waters Division. “We believe that through our partnership with Nonlinear Dynamics we can address this situation and advance the pace of discovery.”

Will Dracup, Executive Chairman of Nonlinear Dynamics, commented: “Researchers today are faced with large, complex data sets and they need to be able to visualize this and extract reliable results. The software Nonlinear has developed specifically addresses these issues, unlocking the potential of the valuable, content-rich, omics data that Waters’ ion mobility technology generates.”

For more information please visit www.waters.com