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Waters Laboratory, NMR Facility Unveiled at Imperial College London

Photonics.com
Sep 2006
Waters Corp. announced today it will expand its research collaboration with Imperial College London by equipping the Waters Laboratory of Molecular Spectroscopy at the college with three research instruments -- the Acquity UPLC System and Q-Tof Premier and GCT Premier mass spectrometers. The announcement was made as Imperial unveiled its new, £5 million NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) facility incorporating the mass spectrometry-based Waters Laboratory. "Their investment in the new mass spectrometry laboratory -- together with our new NMR facility -- means that the college has a uniquely powerful new facility for molecular structure elucidation, which will enable researchers here in the future to develop new disease diagnostics based on small molecule biomarkers and to understand molecular mechanisms of disease," said Jeremy Nicholson, head of Imperial's Department of Biomolecular Medicine.


GLOSSARY
mass spectrometry
An instrumental technique that utilizes the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles as recorded from a mass spectrometer in order to determine the mass of a particle as well as the chemical makeup, or elemental ionic composition of a given sample or molecule.
molecular spectroscopy
Spectrum analysis concerned with the spectra formed by transitions in molecules.
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