To address the growing need for greater efficiencies and throughput that can be obtained with the automation of routine clinical laboratory assays, Waters Corp and Tecan Group entered into an agreement to combine Tecan’s Freedom EVO® liquid handling platform with Waters® ACQUITY® TQD liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer (LC/MS/MS) to automate sample preparation. Waters will combine the technologies from both companies into a single, fully-supported analytical system solution that helps laboratories increase assay throughput and efficiency, improve profitability, and drive down overall assay costs. The firms announced the agreement at the annual Mass Spectrometry: Applications for the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL) meeting January 14 through January 18 at which Waters will be exhibiting a number of its LC-MS based products including those for the therapeutic drug monitoring of the immunosuppressant drug Tacrolimus®. Waters will also present a variety of technical workshops and scientific posters at this year’s conference.

Source: Tecan