Waters® Corporation Ships Enhanced MassLynx™ Software

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ann McDonough

Corporate Communications


Milford, Mass., — Waters Corporation today announced the shipment of Waters MassLynx 4.1 Software, its market-leading solution for the company’s line of mass spectrometers. MassLynx Software has been enhanced and reconfigured to facilitate high-performance quantification and qualitative analysis so that users can process and review results, and generate reports more easily.

MassLynx 4.1 Software also includes a new administrator toolkit that lets system administrators manage resources from a remote PC. The toolkit features software to monitor basic sample information and instrument status for all users. According to Art Coddington, Research Fellow, at Merck West Point, PA, Medicinal Chemistry, “Waters OpenLynx™ Remote Status Monitor increases the ease and speed with which our chemists — spread out over 3 floors with long hallways — can locate the closest Open Access instrument in their areas with the shortest queue. We are seeing efficiency gains, which are critical for laboratories such as ours that are challenged by high-productivity requirements,” he said.

In addition, the software queues multiple sample runs without disrupting current operations. A new security architecture supports a network file server model for data acquisition so that multiple users have access to data and results.

Additional new features include:

· support to optimize instrument settings for resolution and sensitivity for the Quattro Premier™, Quattro micro™ and ZQ™ mass spectrometers

· enhancements to instrument control for the LCT Premier™ and Q-Tof Premier™ mass spectrometers to automate instrument setup and ensure high quality exact mass data

· tighter integration with Waters NuGenesis® SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) 7.0 Software. This allows for the automatic storage of raw mass spectrometry data, processed results and printed information directly into NuGenesis SDMS

Upgrade Policy

MassLynx 4.1 Software upgrades are available for current support plan subscribers. Users will be notified how to order the upgrade.

About Waters Informatics and Data Management Solutions

The Waters Laboratory Informatics suite is made up of powerful, integrated information management solutions (Waters Empower™ Software, MassLynx Software, NuGenesis SDMS Software, Waters eLab Notebook™ Software and Waters Analytical Workflow Manager Software) that enable users to compile, manage and share the vast quantity of data generated in a laboratory. Whether searching for application-specific software or looking to augment a data management strategy, Waters Laboratory Informatics solutions transform raw data into a competitive advantage. Learn more at www.waters.com/informatics.

About Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation holds worldwide leading positions in three complementary analytical technologies: liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis. These market segments account for $4.4 billion of the overall $20+ billion analytical instrumentation market.

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Waters and NuGenesis are registered trademarks and Empower, MassLynx, Quattro Premier, eLab Notebook, ZQ, Quattro micro, LCT Premier, Q-Tof Premier and OpenLynx are trademarks of Waters Corporation.

Certain statements contained herein are forward looking. Many factors could cause actual results to differ from these statements, including delays in product introductions, loss of market share through competition, introduction of competing products by other companies, pressures on prices from competitors and/or customers, regulatory obstacles to new product introductions, lack of acceptance of new products, changes in the healthcare market and the pharmaceutical industry, changes in distribution of the Company’s products, and foreign exchange fluctuations. Such factors are discussed in detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and, in particular, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004.

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