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Waters and Restek Co-Marketing Agreement Created with Needs of International Food Safety Laboratories in Mind


The Waters Xevo TQ-GC Mass Spectrometer and Restek Gas Chromatography
Consumables Are a Winning Combination for Routine GC-MS Pesticide
Residue Analyses and Screening

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) and Restek Corporation have entered into a
co-marketing agreement in an effort to give food safety laboratories
access to the GC-MS instrumentation and consumables they need to perform
pesticide residue GC-MS analyses and support a safe, secure, sustainable
and nutritious global food supply.

"We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Restek. Like Waters,
they are strongly committed to making customers successful and their
market-leading GC consumables and technical support play an important
role in helping our customers monitor for pesticides and other
contaminants and meet the sensitivity requirements of global regulated
methods," said Jeff Mazzeo, Vice President, Marketing, Waters

"Restek is excited to work with Waters on this new venture because we
both place great value in bringing exceptional service and quality to
our respective customers. By collaborating, we can combine our unique
expertise to help analysts around the world perform the vital job of
ensuring the safety of a food supply we all share," said Rick Lake, Vice
President, Marketing, Restek Corporation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Waters and Restek will work together
to provide food safety laboratories with training and applications
support of GC-MS methods and workflows for pesticide monitoring and

Shipping This September: The Waters Xevo TQ-GC Mass Spectrometer

The Waters®
Xevo™ TQ-GC Mass Spectrometer
is a tandem quadrupole mass
spectrometer with an electron impact (EI) ionization source. When paired
with highly-inert Rxi columns and Topaz liners from Restek, the Xevo
TQ-GC Mass Spectrometer allows laboratories to meet and exceed low
part-per-billion limits of detection when quantifying pesticide residues
and other contaminants in food using GC-MS/MS methods set forth by
worldwide regulatory agencies/authorities.

Waters is exhibiting the Xevo TQ-GC System at these international
scientific conferences this week: 132nd AOAC
International Annual Meeting & Exposition
and the 22nd
International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC)

Waters recently published a poster featuring a multi-residue analytical
method titled The Determination of Pesticide Residues in Quechers
Extracts of Fruit Commodities by GC-MS/MS
. Download
a copy here

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About Restek (

Restek Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of
chromatography products. With renowned Plus 1 service, applications and
expertise, Restek directly serves analysts across 100+ countries and six
continents, bringing them the GC and LC columns, sample preparation
products, reference standards, and accessories they rely on to monitor
the quality and safety of air, water, soil, foods, pharmaceuticals,
chemical, and petroleum products.

About Waters Corporation (

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement
company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal
analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for
nearly 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters
operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing
facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Waters and Xevo are trademarks of Waters Corporation. Restek, Rxi and
Topaz are trademarks of Restek Corporation.

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