Product News: Waters Introduces ACQUITY UPLC H-Class System; HPLC Simplicity with UPLC Performance

26 Jan 2010

Waters Corporation today introduced the new Waters® ACQUITY UPLC® H-Class System incorporating the proven, robust and reliable performance of ACQUITY UltraPerformance LC® (UPLC) with the operational familiarity of traditional high performance liquid chromatography.

This combination of performance, simplicity and flexibility is designed to help more laboratories realize the scientific and business benefits of sub-2µm (micron) particle column technology by making it more accessible to a broader range of industries, applications and operators.

With systems currently installed in Waters' demonstration laboratories worldwide, the ACQUITY UPLC H-Class is ready for customer shipping today.

"Working closely with our customers, it became obvious that the immediate next step for UPLC was to more closely link UPLC and HPLC to improve data quality, increase sample throughput, and reduce cost per analysis across a broader range of markets and entire enterprises," said Art Caputo, President of the Waters Division. "Based on conversations with some of our key accounts, the introduction of the ACQUITY UPLC H-Class is the right system at the right time."

Beyond improving chromatographic performance when running UPLC columns as well as fully supporting HPLC columns, the ACQUITY UPLC H-Class system closely emulates HPLC workflows making method transfer from HPLC to UPLC easier or more seamless. Furthermore, the introduction of ACQUITY UPLC H-Class allows organizations to standardize their approach to LC with a common technology platform that makes the future transition from HPLC to UPLC-based methods straightforward and practical - from product discovery through to product release testing.