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Waters Welcomes Duke University Proteomics Core Facility into Centers of Innovation Program

May 11, 2011

MILFORD, Mass., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed into its Centers of Innovation Program the Proteomics Core Facility at the Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC). In a ceremony at Duke University, Waters recognized Associate Research Prof. M. Arthur Moseley, Director of Proteomics, for his research and support of ongoing research at the Duke University School of Medicine to bring about improvements in human health.

Proteomics is a burgeoning science focused largely on an understanding of protein functions and structures and the interplay between genes and proteins and protein/protein interactions that play a key role in causing and preventing disease.

“We consider the Proteomics Core Facility led by Dr. Moseley to be our flagship core facility,” said Sally Kornbluth, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Research, Duke University. “Our vision was to create an intellectual resource and equip it so that we could provide our biomedical researchers the best possible analytical results. Under Arthur’s direction its value has increased exponentially.”

“With the Proteomics Core Facility our intention was always to provide the highest quality data anywhere in the world for the least expensive price,” said Associate Research Prof. Arthur Moseley. “My team and I have had the opportunity to work with some of the sharpest biomedical researchers in the field working on an incredible variety of projects. With the liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation we have today, we can ask much more meaningful questions, questions relating to the fundamentals of biology, how proteins interact, how protein expression levels change as a function of a disease state or as a function of drug administration. These technologies put Duke ahead of the curve when it comes to commercially available state-of-the-art proteomic technologies.”

“Dr. Moseley’s expertise and knowledge in the area of applied mass spectrometry have earned him the respect of scientists around the world. We support the efforts of scientists like him for help in turning the corner on cancer and infectious diseases,” said Tim Riley, Vice President and Director, Centers of Innovation Program at Waters. “Our relationship with Arthur epitomizes a successful corporate/academic collaboration.”

About Waters Centers of Innovation Program

Waters Centers of Innovation Program recognizes and supports the efforts of scientists facilitating breakthroughs in health and life science research, food safety, environmental protection, sports medicine and many other areas.

In a previous announcement launching the Centers of Innovation Program, Waters recognized the research of Prof. John Engen of Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.; Prof. Jeremy Nicholson of Imperial College London; Prof. Julie Leary of the University of California – Davis; Prof. James Scrivens of the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK; and Prof. David Cowan of Kings College London.

These leading scientists, in partnership with Waters, are using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to take research down new paths and help unlock the mysteries of science.

About Duke Proteomics Core Facility

The Duke Proteomics Core Facility serves the Duke University School of Medicine, the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, and the Duke Cancer Institute with protein characterization resources including protein identification and protein quantitation from a wide variety of sample types.

The Proteomics Core Facility is capable of supporting a diverse range of research projects from studies in the Basic Sciences Departments to supporting clinical trials in the Clinical Sciences Departments. The clinical support has included biomarker discovery studies in the areas of oncology, immunology, and infectious disease.

About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) has created business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality worldwide.

Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success.

With revenue of $1.64 billion in 2010 and 5,400 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

Waters is a trademark of Waters Corporation.

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