Waters Corporation has introduced the Waters™ Arc™ Premier System, the first liquid chromatography system optimized for chromatographic separations on 2.5–3.5 micron columns to also feature Waters’ novel MaxPeak™ High Performance Surface (HPS) technology. The new system complements Waters’ best-selling MaxPeak Premier Columns to virtually eliminate the surface interactions that occur between sample analytes and instrument and column hardware, saving laboratories time wasted on costly passivation and providing greater confidence in separations results.

Analytical scientists working in method development and quality control laboratories can typically waste hours and days re-running or troubleshooting analytical methods that fail to reproduce an expected test result, such as missing low concentrations of a target analyte known to be in the sample or that fail to detect an impurity. The Waters Arc Premier System and Columns are designed to help increase speed, consistency, and confidence in analytical results for scientists working to develop, transfer, and run chromatographic assays that are central to business and laboratory operations.

The Arc Premier System delivers reproducibility and repeatability for scientists developing methods for stability testing, impurity profiling, and product release data in compliance with regulatory requirements. The combined solution provides reproducibility without sacrificing performance, along with system ruggedness for delivering consistently accurate chromatographic results in test after test.

MaxPeak HPS technology is a unique hybrid organic/inorganic surface technology exclusive to Waters’ MaxPeak Premier Systems and Columns. It forms a barrier between the sample and the metal surfaces of both the system and column, mitigating, or eliminating altogether, nonspecific adsorption. It offers many benefits including:

  • Increased analyte recovery for more accurate and precise quantification
  • Up to a 5× increase in detector sensitivity depending upon the degree of metal sensitivity
  • Up to a 10× improvement in system-to-system reproducibility
  • Up to a 100× improvement in user-to-user reproducibility
  • Potential savings of 2–3 days/assay by eliminating system passivation and column conditioning, increasing productivity and profitability

MaxPeak Premier Columns are designed to be the most universal column platform for chromatographers who need to reduce variability risks and save time, while increasing recovery and sensitivity. The column offerings now available for the Arc Premier System include MaxPeak Premier 2.5 µm columns in the Atlantis™ Premier, XBridge™ Premier, and XSelect™ Premier Product families.

The Arc Premier System and MaxPeak Premier Columns are now available worldwide from Waters.

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