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Average Rating: 4.4
50 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
Value for money


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  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: amriya pharmaceutical industries



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Very accurate and useful.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Quantitative and qualitative analysis

"It gives very accurate results and includes Empower software which makes is easy to set up all the methods you want."

Review date: 16 Mar 2020 | ACQUITY Arc System
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  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: amriya pharmaceutical industries



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Great and excellent!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Quantitative and qualitative analysis

"Very good, useful and very accurate results. The software is a great help."

Review date: 14 Jan 2020 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Arctic University of Norway



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Efficient isolation of natural products
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Isolation of natural products

"We are using the Waters Arc in combination with a QDa and an analytical fraction collector to isolate natural products. Very easy to operate and maintain. Can be controlled by both Empower and MassLynx. Used by both researchers and students in the lab."

Review date: 11 Jun 2019 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Faculty of Chemistry Belgrade



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Fast, reliable, highly sensitive,
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze plant materials

"Acquity Arc system was a long-awaited system form Waters (for me). Robust and reliable. I have used it for a year. It's a great LC system in every way. Much better than other systems up to 600bar."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | ACQUITY Arc System
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: amriya pharmaceutical industries



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Fast and easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Identification of active materials in samples

"It helps us to determine the amount of active materials and identifying it against standards."

Review date: 16 Apr 2019 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2002

  • Organization: University of Utah- Vascular Lab



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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It is a powerful system, and software is very capable, but it requires patience.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:UHPLC analysis of small biomolecules in plasma or other body fluids

"It is a wonderful system, but the Empower software has a fairly steep learning curve. I don't think that Waters provides adequate help with the software. The help dialog sometimes just brings more unanswered questions. Some of it I have had to learn by trial and error. There are classes to supposedly help, but they are expensive, and best for experienced users. If you are new, or if it has been a while since you used the software (like me), it might not be as helpful."

Review date: 16 Apr 2019 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: St. Marks Powder



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent system for analysis in industrial manufacturing applications.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Industrial chemistry

"Received the instrument to replace a bad system, and Waters did a good job in providing us with an analytical solution."

Review date: 26 Mar 2019 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Lanxess



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Quality control

"Product is very easy to use, is very friendly with all kind of samples and is too easy to use that even a person that does not know nothing about Analitycal chemistry can use it."

Review date: 03 Dec 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: BASF SA



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent performance
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Quality Control

"I am very satisfied with this equipment, it performs excellently"

Review date: 05 Nov 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: ASOFARMA DE MEXICO SA DE CV



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Trust. I have already worked with Waters HPLC systems for more than 24 yrs.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:HPLC and UPLC impurity and API analysis of pharmaceutical products in method validation

"Arc system is very useful equipment in the lab for impurity analysis with the DAD detector included, we are thinking in buy the next level QAD detector in order to complement this Arc system. The only problem that we already had is with path 1 and path 2 filters and the over pressure of the equipment."

Review date: 29 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: IBI - APRILIA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Very good results.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical products

"It'a very performing instrument and it's very easy to use. The value for money is acceptable considering the reliability of the instrument. Post sales assistance could be improved in order to achieve excellent results."

Review date: 11 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Orofinopharmaceutical group



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great results! Transfer of analytical methods has become intuitive.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Development of analytical methods

"I am using ACQUITY ARC System instrumentation for the development of analytical methods both in UPLC and HPLC. I am experiencing good analysis speed and excellent versatility."

Review date: 11 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good results for the separation of impurities
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Connection with analytical preparation unit, method development

"Effective in the method development for chiral separation methods. Trial with analytical preparation unit. It is important for us to have the possibility to inject high volumes to separate as much impurity as possible with each injection. So far good results in isolation of the impurity and further structure elucidation with MS and NMR"

Review date: 09 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: procos spa



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Easy to use
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical API

"High quality, reproducible results, everyone can use the instrument"

Review date: 09 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Chemconnection



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great separation poor column fitting.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical analysis

"The Arc performs as good as a (U)HPLC. Point for improvement: our Arc is equipped with a 30 cm column oven with column switch. The tubing to connect the column is not marked and gets entangled every time. Columns cannot be mounted firmly and fittings sometimes brake."

Review date: 09 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Spin S.p.A.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Still to be evaluated
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Analysis of related substances to our API

"The instrument is easy to use and certainly offers excellent performance to the operation, but in a short time we've had so much downtime and this has not allowed us so far to appreciate an effective value in the investment made."

Review date: 08 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Office of the Texas State Chemist



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good product. Worth recommending to colleagues.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze chemical contaminants in food and feed

"The product meets my expectations on sensitivity and selectivity. Easy for operation and maintenance."

Review date: 08 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Patheon part of ThermoFisher Scientific



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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The system has been reliable and dependable.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyzing API's and impurities in pharmaceutical products

"The system has been reliable and dependable for the analysis of the products that are performed on it. Consistency has been achievable while using the system. There have been very few issues with the system."

Review date: 06 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Anokion US



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very useful.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyzing proteins for multimeric state

"The instrument works well, I get reproducible results and can detect a wide range of multimeric states of proteins."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: HemPoland



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Cannabis love Arc.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cannabinoids

"As usual, the equipment from Waters did not disappoint me. Arc has been running every day for almost two years, making a minimum of 40 injections of complex samples of hemp extracts. Not one day of downtime due to technical reasons. Thanks to the characteristics of the device and BEH columns, very quick analyzes are possible. Over 10,000 injections without a single problem. It is difficult to say how the service works, because we saw only during installation and maintenance, but probably as always are at the highest level."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: EKF Life Sciences



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Overall of very good value. I would still purchase this system again.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Fermentation catabolite analysis

"This UHPLC has been a solid and reliable unit. We are still learning all of the capabilities of the Empower software, but sometimes trying to match integration techniques against other system results is not so easy. We do not use this daily, but it is easy to start up and maintain."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Hyland's



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Nice tool for method development.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyse pharmaceutical samples

"Easy to use, good for method development since it has both HPLC and UPLC capabilities."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Max Zeller Söhne AG



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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With exception to the above mentioned restrictions we are satisfied with the system
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyse small molecules in plants, plant extracts and herbal medicinal products

"the arc system works very well. resolution is higher than on the old Agilent systems we used before. Therefore we have had surprizes with transfer of older methods to the Arc system: sometimes you will find more peaks then before, which can cause problems in stability research. We are obliged to define identity of those peaks. The possibility to use the System with different dwell volumes is interesting."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Indena SpA



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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With 2 out of 3 instruments a nasty bug is there "missed injection", not yet solved
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical analysis

"basically it hits the targets, however 2 out of 3 instrument we purchased show a frequent problem of "missed injection", with a nasty impact on throughput and regulatory."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Pennsylvania State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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The ACQUITY Arc System proves itself to be a dependable and consistent HPLC system.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Purification and analysis of modified and non-modified oligonucleotides

"As with past waters systems, the ACQUITY Arc System proves to be a top of the line, dependable and consistent HPLC system. While teaching new users may be a bit tricky due to how the Method and Method Sets work, once the user gets a hang of it, it is fairly easy to use. We also purchased an auto-sampler with our system which has allowed made it significantly easier to purify our samples without having to sit next to the HPLC. Overall, for labs that use HPLC this is a smart buy especially for the potential upgrades and extras you can purchase."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Stada Arzneimitel AG



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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We are really satisfied at the moment.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Methode Development and impurity profiling

"We are still in test phase. But the great benefit at this time is the easy switch between the long and the short flow way. Also the use of the QdA Dating our method development is an absolute benefit."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Bio Agri Mix LP



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great HPLC/UPLC, chemists line up to use it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical analysis

"We are using the ARC to replace older HPLC systems. It is more reliable and robust than those systems. In addition, it serves as extra UHPLC capacity in our lab. There are always lineups of chemists wanting to use the 2 ARCs we have for their analyses."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: ZOETIS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Excellent
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:SEC methods

"Easy to use. Good customer service in case of issue. Really fast through irequest. Personalized training very efficient."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Delaware



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
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Plugs often, many service calls required. Overall unhappy.
Rating: 2.3

  • Application Area:Organic chemistry

"This instrument requires frequent service calls. The sensitivity is also low compared to similar Agilent instruments. Overall, I would not buy this again."

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Galenica AB



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good instrument for QC
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analysis of small molecules

"Robust instrument with the possibility to run both HPLC and UPLC. Easy and fast access to service"

Review date: 05 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Akorn Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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The instrument is a must for any R&D lab. We like it better than the H class
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Method development and analysis of stability samples

"The instrument is very user friendly. We have had no issues to date."

Review date: 04 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: J Strickland & Co.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Just what the doctor ordered!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cosmetic drug manufacturer

"Outstanding product that promises to cut down product evaluation time and increase productivity"

Review date: 04 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Anokion



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Excellent system, very flexible.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Peptide and protein analysis

"Excellent system, highly robust, consistent values from run to run."

Review date: 04 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Sterling S.p.A.



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Good instrument. To be improved for the problem of sample manager purge.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Analysis of API , Quality Control Lab

"Good results, good repeatability. Good counter-pressure of the system. Acquity Arc requires long preparation times greater than HPLC Alliance. The preparation of instrument is very complex for direct analysis. I observed many cases of air bubbles originating from sample manager purge. These bubbles affect the volume of injection, so affect the value of area. This is a problem in case of the related substances and assay analysis."

Review date: 04 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Kanyos Bio



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great results! Wish the software and output were easier
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analytical development

"Thank you! The Waters instruments are solid but the software could more user friendly."

Review date: 04 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: GSK Vaccines



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great way to improve HPLC methods without switching to UPLC completely.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze proteins in vaccines intermediates and final products

"We were transferring different protein analyzing methods (RP and SEC) into our lab which were implemented on the Arc systems. The methods originated from HPLCs. The systems work very well and implementing the method instantly showed better resolution. With these systems we have room for optimizing the methods because we can achieve better results in a much shorter run time utilizing the Arc systems. We are so far very satisfied."

Review date: 04 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Reckitt Benckiser



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Grate value
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Method development

"It is a very easy equipment to use. with high precision and accurate results."

Review date: 03 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: OHSU



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great sensitivity, consistent results.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Protein quality assessment

"A quality product with a steep learning curve. Definitely worth figuring out how to set up all of the automation features that come included in empower."

Review date: 03 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great gradient precision, flow path flexibility, critical equipment for success
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Oligonucleotide Characterization

"We're able to successfully deploy this system to run analytical up to semipreparative scale with high fraction recovery using the WFMA. The pump with the split flow path enables us to adjust our gradient delays at analytical and semi-preparative scales and move between scales flawlessly. The 9500 psi threshold is suitable for our needs and flow rate demands. Overall, it has been an excellent purchase."

Review date: 03 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: AGENCIA ESPAÑOLA DE MEDICAMENTOS Y PRODUCTOS SANITARIOS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good equipment.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:analyze raw materials

"It is easy to use if you have used an Aquity HClass."

Review date: 03 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Gentec



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Ok, it may be expensive, but is robust.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Fine Chemicals analysis

"Good equipment, robust and solid. The software is a litlle bit too hard, but is ok. The relationship between features and prices is not the better and the footprint is too big for the standard table lab."

Review date: 03 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Aura Biosciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very nice upgrade from HPLC. Love it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Protein and peptide analysis

"Easy to use, smooth transition from waters HPLC, great value, and flexibility (we got 3 detectors)."

Review date: 02 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Kop Coat, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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If I didn't have a Waters instrument, I would be pushing quite hard to get one!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Wood Coatings

"The capabilities of his instrument is absolutely fantastic! I can rely on the results and I am astonished by how quickly I can analyze a batch of samples through multiple methods. The four pump system really helps with switching from different mobile phases from method to method."

Review date: 02 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Thermo Fisher Scientific



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great equipment, for a lab bridging the gap between legacy HPLC and improved UHPLC
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze small molecule/large molecule pharmaceuticals by HPLC/ development methods for UHPLC

"Product has been very effective for pharmaceutical testing allowing use to test legacy HPLC methods, but also develop and transfer methods using newer column technologies and higher pressures. Use of choice between two physical flow paths allows use easy choice of optimized system volume. System works well with Empower and has useful features, (only draw back is I prefer to have a screen on the system for setup and quick shut down in an emergency without having a laptop with me always). Equipment is easy to set up, and has shown it self to be robust. Waters local representatives and troubleshooting personnel have been very helpful with any issues or questions we have had after purchase. Having already had Empower, Alliance and H-Class systems this equipment fits easily into our knowledge base. System is a little high priced compared to a equivalent system by other vendors."

Review date: 01 Oct 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Orit Laboratories LLC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Very reproducible results
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pharmaceuticals

"Comparison study with HPLC and UPLC was performed and Arc system found to be working perfectly mimicking HPLC analysis and to some extent UPLC analysis."

Review date: 27 Sep 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Tulex Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good, reproducible results.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Quantifying amounts of substance within samples

"Results are reproducible and accurate. However, the ARC can only be controlled from one computer, which can be a bit cumbersome sometimes."

Review date: 27 Sep 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Primera Analytical Solutions Corp.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Super
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Tissue Sample

"No complaints. We are very pleased with the purchase of this item."

Review date: 27 Sep 2018 | ACQUITY Arc System
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Missouri Analytical Labs



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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A helpful tool for method transfer but would like to see pressure max at 12,000 psi
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Method Transfer

"The Waters Arc system is ideal for transferring methods between instruments when instrument-to-instrument variables, such as dwell volume, play a major role. We are the receiving lab for a great number of methods in which we have minimal to no communication with the transferring lab. The Arc allows us to simulate a wide variety of instrument types in order to best replicate the transferring labs setup without knowing the type of LC they use. However, I was disappointed that when they advertised it as "UHPLC" that the max pressure is <10,000 psi."

Review date: 08 Feb 2017 | ACQUITY Arc System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: IPN-ENCB



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Proteins peptide quality assurance
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Protein (Antibodies) and Peptide ID & QA

"It's a very confinable, robust performance and a excellence technical support, our best selection in LC analysis for protein and peptide molecules "

Review date: 30 Mar 2016 | ACQUITY Arc System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Merck Pharmaceuticals (Private) Limited



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Very effective and user friendly if you are trained.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Chemical Analysis

"Yes, it is very effective especially in research & development work."

Review date: 24 Feb 2016 | ACQUITY Arc System

The ACQUITY Arc System is a quaternary-based, modern LC system for scientists working with established methods who are looking for the versatility and robustness required to bridge the gap between HPLC and UPLC while continuing to support validated assays.

The ACQUITY Arc System can replicate your established HPLC methods by compensating for these differences with unique features such as the Arc Multi-Flow Path technology and Gradient SmartStart. These innovative attributes enable seamless replication of your existing chromatographic results to meet your acceptance criteria without changes to validated gradient tables.

Get seamless and efficient transfer, adjustment, or improvement of methods from any LC platform without compromise in method integrity or changes to validated gradient tables.

The ACQUITY Arc System is enabled by Arc Multi-flow path technology, novel technology that enables the user to easily switch between HPLC and UHPLC operation by selecting the dwell volume that best fits the column separation. System reliability and robustness ensures product consistency and compliance with regulatory guidelines, all while minimizing downtown and inefficiencies.

With the ACQUITY Arc System, maximize productivity through combining system dispersion characteristics with efficient and rapid 2.x um UHPLC separations. Or, accommodate larger, 3.0 - 5.0 um particles. This provides the flexibility to support a wide-range of LC applications.

Get an LC-MS solution that's as easy to use as photodiode array detection. The ACQUITY Arc System is fully compatible with the ACQUITY QDa Detector, supporting routine analysis applications and expanding the information you can get from your system using the same Empower Software.

 

Features:

  • Quaternary solvent blending. Blend up to four solvents in any combination or proportion. Expand to up to nine solvent choices with the optional and integrated solvent-select valve for even greater flexibility.
  • Plug-and-play method compatibility with HPLC or UHPLC with the flip of a switch. Easily replicate or improve established methods by simply selecting Path 1 (HPLC) or Path 2 (UHPLC) without any manual user intervention. Automatically counteract differences in system dwell volume without the need to alter gradient table inputs.
  • Minimize carryover (<0.002%) by continuously cleansing the needle during the run with an advanced flow-through-needle design.
  • Flexible column management, providing stable, uniform temperature management with integrated pre-heating options to ensure method repeatability from lab to lab. Optional and integrated column selection valve provide fast, unattended column changeover.
  • Directly program gradients in units of pH and ionic strength with Auto●Blend Plus Technology, providing the ability to vary composition in even the smallest increments of pH. This eliminates the cumbersome and error-prone approach of manually preparing mobile phase solutions.
  • Ensure method repeatability from lab to lab with column heater and column heater/cooler options.
  • Maximize HPLC and UHPLC performance with a full line of optical detection options.
  • Push-button mass detection with the ACQUITY QDa Detector.
  • Compliance-ready. Qualification of laboratory instrumentation is an integral part of compliance with regulatory and quality standards such as GMP, GLP, ISO 17025, USP <1058>, and others.  The ACQUITY Arc System supports Waters Empower based automated system qualification tool (SQT), which minimizes the time and cost associated with annual qualification.
  • Supported in both Empower and MassLynx Software.

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ACQUITY Arc System

Manufacturer Waters  |  Available Worldwide

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