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Since 1958, Waters Corporation has been in the business of making innovative analytical instruments that assist scientists in reaching their scientific goals, increase productivity, and earn laboratory-based organizations a higher return on their investments in research, development, and quality control.

Whether at work discovering new pharmaceuticals, inventing new and more effective ways to treat diseases, assuring the safety of the world’s food and drinking water supplies, monitoring and controlling pollution, or conserving the world’s greatest art treasures, scientists worldwide rely on Waters liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry products.

50 years in business, Waters is now one of largest companies in the analytical instruments industry, supporting scientists working in the world’s 100,000 laboratories. With a hard-earned reputation for applications expertise and post-sales support, Waters stands out among its peers and, year after year, is one of the best-performing companies in the industry.

Waters Corporation: Fifty Years of Innovation in Analysis and Purification
(Chemical Heritage Foundation Magazine, Summer Issue 2008)
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The History of Jim Waters and Waters Corporation - 1958 - Present
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Jim Waters and His Liquid Chromatography People: A Personal Perspective
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