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ACD/Labs Introduces ACD/AutoChrom for ChemStation and ACD/AutoChrom for Empower 2 Software at PITTCON 2008

New Orleans, LA (March 3, 2008)—Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) today launched ACD/AutoChrom for ChemStation and ACD/AutoChrom for Empower™ 2 Software, the first automated method development system for HPLC, UHPLC, and LC/MS. AutoChrom will help chromatographers reduce their method development time from weeks to days, or less.

ACD/AutoChrom software combines instrument control for Agilent and Waters® systems with software for rational, computer-assisted method development. This seamless connection between decision-making tools and instrument control simplifies and streamlines the method development process, first by making it easy to generate complex injection sequences for the instrument, and second, by helping the user make better, more informed decisions about the next experiments to perform.

Unlike previous automated method development systems, AutoChrom software adapts to the chromatographer's workflow, for unparalleled usability. AutoChrom can perform flexible combinations of column, solvent, and buffer screening experiments, as well as method optimization experiments. Component tracking is particularly reliable due to the resolving power provided by LC/MS support. AutoChrom's unique LC/MS spectral-based peak matching algorithms make peak tracking between screening experiments a reality.

"It's very exciting to offer a powerful, consistent automated method development solution compatible with the world's premier chromatographic method development systems," said Michael McBrien, Chromatography Product Manager, ACD/Labs.

This new automated method development software for the world's two most popular chromatographic data systems (CDS) provides users with the power and flexibility to solve the toughest separation problems. Chromatographers will be able to develop better, more robust separation methods, faster than ever with ACD/AutoChrom.

For more information about ACD/AutoChrom, visit our website.

About Advanced Chemistry Development
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is a chemistry software company offering solutions that truly integrate chemical structures with analytical chemistry information to produce ChemAnalytics®. ACD/Labs creates innovative software packages that aid chemical research scientists worldwide with spectroscopic validation of structures, elucidation of unknown substances, chromatographic separation, medicinal chemistry, preformulation of novel drug agents, systematic nomenclature generation, and chemical patenting and publication. Combined, ACD/Labs' solutions create an analytical informatics system that provides dramatic feed-forward effects on the chemical and pharmaceutical research process. Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ACD/Labs employs a team of over 145 dedicated individuals whose continual efforts carry ACD/Labs' innovative technologies into pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and materials companies throughout the world. Information about Advanced Chemistry Development and its products is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

About Waters Corporation (
Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) creates business advantage for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality worldwide. Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success. With revenue of $1.47 billion in 2007 and 5,000 employees, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

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