Waters Corporation is the proud recipient of a Pittcon Today Excellence Gold Award for its ACQUITY® QDa Mass Detector at the Pittcon 2017 Conference and Expo.
The ACQUITY QDa Detector is a small, easy-to-use and affordable mass detector that brings high-quality mass spectral information to chromatographic separations at the push of a button. Mass spectral information greatly enhances chemical compound identification, something that is very important to laboratories doing method development, sample profiling, chemical synthesis and purification.
Launched in 2013, the Waters ACQUITY QDa Mass Detector has fundamentally changed the way chromatographers and other scientists think of mass spectrometry and the confidence they have in their data. For the first time, they have a mass detector that can give them instantaneous mass spectral data on every sample component. No longer are they required to send out samples to a mass spectrometry lab for nominal mass data.
In an article published by Merck, the authors pointed to the utility of the QDa Detector for reaction monitoring, impurity identification, trace genotoxic impurity quantitation and biomolecule assays. They further state the recent development of this type of detector has enabled the ‘rollout of this important technology well beyond the initial user base of researchers in drug metabolism and bioanalysis to the direct support of research areas such as discovery chemistry, process chemistry, chemical engineering, manufacturing and formulation sciences’.
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