Boston Analytical Now Utilizing Empower™ CDS Software


Salem, NH (June 22, 2015) — Boston Analytical, the Life Sciences Division of Alpha Analytical, is pleased to announce that it has begun employing the Waters Empower™ Chromatography Data System (CDS) in their laboratories. The new CDS will allow for maximized productivity, and will improve how Boston Analytical collects and processes data, and will generate better reporting of that data. The new CDS ultimately leads to additional benefits for Boston Analytical's clients.

Considered by many experts as the industry standard, the Empower™ CDS enables Boston Analytical to fully integrate all chromatography equipment with the LabWare™ LIMS software. The integration automates the way data is processed by capturing the data directly from the chromatography instruments and then transmitting it to the LIMS. With Empower™ comes the ability to standardize and save test methods on instruments, allowing Boston Analytical to accommodate client requests with even greater ease. Lastly, because Empower™ supports newer model instruments, they are able to run concurrent chromatographic analyses, increasing productivity.

In addition to the Empower™ CDS, Boston Analytical also added five new Liquid Chromatography (LC) systems to their Analytical testing laboratory. Four of the five new systems are Waters Alliance 2695 HPLC's; three equipped with Ultraviolet - Visible Spectrophotometry (UV/VIS) detectors, and one with a Photodiode Array (PDA). The fifth system is a second-generation Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) instrument, an Acquity H-Class. The H-Class has true four-solvent capability, and uses a 2695-like through-needle injection process, as opposed to a loop injector. The new H-Class will expand Boston Analytical's method development capabilities, and allow for full advantage of PDA detector capabilities. It has a four column, heater/cooler/switcher, and a solvent select valve on one of the lines that increases the number of solvents on the system from four to nine. Consequently the system can be used as a powerful screening-method development tool, or can be set up to run several different methods without changing out columns or mobile phase solvents.

With the benefits received from the Empower™ CDS and the new HPLCs, Boston Analytical is able to increase efficiency resulting in enhanced benefits for clients, including:

  • Tailored Method Development & Validation services and customizable data reports
  • Empower's™ advanced security features will further data integrity, which will create stronger audit trails
  • Automated integration of data into LIMS
  • Enhanced on-time performance

At Boston Analytical, quality client service is of the upmost importance; investments are continually made to enhance service offerings and to provide clients with quality analytical and microbiological testing services. If you have questions about Boston Analytical, or would like to learn more about the services offered, please call (603) 893-3758