Waters acquires rights to DESI technology

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  • Published: Jul 24, 2018
  • Source: Waters Corporation
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Waters Corporation has acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF).

"The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters' portfolio of mass spectrometry imaging innovations, a rapidly expanding MS technique for biomedical research and related applications," said Chris O'Connell, chairman and chief executive officer, Waters Corporation. "DESI mass spectrometry imaging provides complementary and actionable data when compared to classical histopathology imaging technologies with major advantages in analyzing the molecular fingerprint within a sample, thus delivering deeper biological insights. Ultimately, these insights will lead to better understanding of disease and enable the development of new, more effective medical therapies."

DESI imaging technology uses a charged jet of solvent to deposit micro-droplets onto a sample's surface where analytes are desorbed into a gas phase at ambient pressure and temperature. Subsequently, they are drawn in and analyzed by mass spectrometry.

"We at Prosolia are proud of our role in developing and commercializing DESI technology," said Justin Wiseman, chief executive officer, Prosolia. "The potential for MSI analysis using DESI technology is significant because of the quality of the data, the minimal sample preparation required, and the non-destructive nature of the technique allowing for multimodal analysis on a single sample."

In connection with Waters’ acquisition of DESI intellectual property from Prosolia and licensing from PRF, Waters and Purdue University, where DESI was invented by a team led by R. Graham Cooks, the Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, have also established a relationship under the terms of a new license agreement. Accordingly, Waters will provide Purdue University with a Synapt G2-Si time-of-flight mass spectrometer to continue to advance research applications of DESI technology.

"Today's announcement is an important milestone in the continued growth of DESI to the benefit of scientists around the globe. We congratulate Justin and the Prosolia team for their accomplishments and look forward to collaborating with Waters as it takes DESI into the future," said Cooks.

Waters will continue to support its customers who are already realizing the benefits of DESI technology with their Xevo and Synapt time-of-flight mass spectrometers. As the technology transitions from Prosolia to Waters, Prosolia will also continue supply DESI technology for certain non-Waters mass spectrometer configurations until 30 September 2019. Prosolia will be responsible for and will continue to honor its warranty commitments made prior to Waters’ acquisition of the DESI technology to those scientists and organizations who currently have a DESI source unit on any non-Waters mass spectrometer.


 

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