Waters Corporation and BioCity, the UK’s largest bioscience incubator company, have opened a new open access analytical laboratory. Located in the BioHub at Alderley Park, the laboratory offers Waters’ mass spectrometry (MS), liquid chromatography (LC) and informatics technologies within a suite of analytical modules for scientists working in the pharmaceutical and life science industries.
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne stated, “This is more great news for Alderley Park and for Life Sciences in Cheshire. We are home to so many innovative and growing businesses in the sector and I was delighted to hear that BioCity Group and larger employers like Waters are helping to nurture new talent.”
“Scientists on-site now have access to state-of-the-art Waters’ capabilities through the open access facility,” said Rohit Khanna, Senior Vice President, Applied Technology. “The companies located at BioHub are engaged in breakthrough research and development. Close engagement with these companies provides Waters with a deeper insight into their needs and challenges.”
The laboratory will be resourced with many of Waters’ latest technology offerings, and also includes a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) system provided by Manchester Science Partnerships, the owners of Alderley Park.