01 Mar 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: US-based Waters Corporation, analytical science solutions developer and provider, has launched Solution Center in Singapore. Located in Singapore Science Park II, the Waters Solution Center is equipped with advanced analytical application development and demonstration capabilities and training facilities dedicated to addressing the needs of laboratory scientists throughout South East Asia.
"The scientific challenges our customers face in South East Asia are unique to this part of the world and Waters' new Solution Centre is designed to address these challenges to ensure our customers are successful. Comprising a team of skilled analytical scientists, many at post doctoral levels, who will offer technical advice and/or develop applications to solve analytical issues, the Solution Centre will serve the increasing important markets of South East Asia along with Singapore and Australia," said Mr Mike Harrington, VP, Europe and Asia Pacific for the Waters Division.
Waters Solution Center in Singapore strengthens the footprint the global company already has in the region. In addition to establishing Waters R&D facility for engineering in Singapore, the new Waters Solution Center is an extension of Waters' commitment to promote R&D in Singapore in support of the development of Singapore's biomedical sciences sector.
"The opening of Waters Solution Center marks another milestone in our commitment to Singapore. Singapore is a key strategic location for us in Asia and in particular South East Asia, at two levels - business and talents. Not only does it bring us closer to our customers in this region, Singapore as a research hub is also where international and local research talents and minds gather," said Mr Mathieu Laouenan, GM, South East Asia and Pacific Operations, Waters Corporation.
"Through development of applications to address the challenges faced by scientists in this part of the world, Waters hopes to leverage its momentum in food safety analysis and life sciences innovation and expand its capability in traditional medicine R&D of new tools for the chemical industry." said Mr Mark Ritchie, senior manager of Waters Solution Center.
The new center will be equipped with one of Water's separation science and mass spectrometry technology, Acquity Ultra Performance Convergence Chromatography (UPC2). Acquity UPC2 is a new category of separations science that is proving to be a reliable complementary chromatography platform with unique workflow, application and environmental impact benefits compared to either liquid or gas chromatography platforms.