Next Generation LECO Instruments to Receive ACD/Labs Software Support

Toronto, Canada (August 19, 2011)—Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is pleased to announce the introduction of compatibility with LECO's newest generation of LC/MS and GC/MS instruments. This compatibility of software to hardware, both industry leading, results directly from an efficient collaboration between the technical innovators.

"With this announcement, ACD/Labs extends its industry leading competence in analytical data management software to the forefront of technological innovation," says Graham A. McGibbon, Ph D., MS Product Manager at ACD/Labs.

LECO's (HRT) instrumentation provides acquisition speeds of up to 200 spectra/second, mass resolution up to 100,000 FWHM, and mass accuracy less than 1 ppm. Available in LC and GC configurations, the HRT systems feature LECO's exclusive ChromaTOF-HRT™ software for seamless data handling. Earlier this year, the HRT technology was recognized with the prestigious 2011 Pittcon Editors' Gold Award.

"While some systems on the market offer their users a choice between acquisition speed, mass accuracy or resolution, LECO's HRT systems offer all three with no compromise," said Jeffrey S. Patrick, Ph.D., of LECO's Life Science and Chemical Analysis Centre. "This supplemental processing software from ACD/Labs will help LECO to continue to provide innovative solutions for industries such as food, life sciences, environment, energy, and fuels. ACD/Spectrus™ software offers many tools which enhance what users can glean from high resolution data such as that from the HRTs."

The LECO file format will be exploitable in ACD/Labs' expert MS products as well as ACD/Spectrus Processor™, ACD/Labs' new generation multi-technique/multi-vendor software for processing, interpretation, and reporting of analytical data and the gateway to the ACD/Spectrus Platform—a new generation of software for analytical and chemical knowledge management.


About Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs)
ACD/Labs is a chemistry software company that develops and commercializes enterprise and desktop solutions to support R&D efforts, and preserve and re-use legacy chemical and analytical knowledge. ACD/Labs' areas of expertise include a unique knowledge management solution; spectroscopic data processing and interpretation for NMR, MS, LC/MS, IR, UV, other optical, and hyphenated instrumental techniques; forensic and food & water analyses; chemical structure confirmation, verification, and elucidation; impurity, metabolism, and degradation research; ADME-Tox and physicochemical property prediction, and property-based lead optimization; chromatographic method development and optimization; and chemical nomenclature. ACD/Labs also provide integration with existing Informatics systems and undertake custom projects including enterprise-level automation. A private company founded in 1994, ACD/Labs has worldwide sales and support presence, with offices in N. America, Europe, and Asia. (www.acdlabs.com)

About LECO Corporation
For 75 years, industries around the world have trusted LECO Corporation to deliver technologically advanced products and solutions. Today, that commitment continues with high-speed Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS) for liquid and gas chromatography, as well as comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC), all featuring easy-to-use ChromaTOF® operating software. Product lines also include high-quality analytical instrumentation, metallography and optical equipment, and consumables. LECO currently has over 30 subsidiaries worldwide, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Canada, and Mexico, with additional distributors authorized to sell or service LECO products to the rest of the world. (www.leco.com)