Waters Corporation and Advion BioSciences Announce Collaboration: Firms Commit to Combine Products and Offer Life Scientists Enhanced Capabilities

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11-16-2006 — Ithaca, NY, November 16, 2006 – Advion BioSciences, Inc. today announced a collaboration between its subsidiary, Advion BioSystems, Inc., and Waters Corporation to integrate the Advion TriVersa™ NanoMate® with the Waters® Synapt High Definition MS™ (HDMS) system. This is the most recent collaboration since the two companies began working together in 2003.

Launched this year, the Waters Synapt™ HDMS System enables researchers to analyze samples which are differentiated by size and shape, as well as mass. This capability is enhanced by the Advion TriVersa NanoMate which provides long, stable spray times and ease of use. The joint effort allows both companies to create a simpler and easier to use combined platform for their customers. Additionally, the existing co-marketing agreement allows for the co-promotion of the integrated platform at industry events.

This system is ideally suited for proteomics applications, especially noncovalent interaction research or any research requiring more information from complex samples. Early successes have already been realized with commercial placements.

“There was no question that Advion should collaborate with Waters on this project. The Synapt HDMS and the TriVersa NanoMate are an ideal match in capabilities. The strength and value of these systems, offered to proteomics researchers looking for higher quality data, is exceptional,” commented Dr. Jack Henion, Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman of Advion. Dr. Henion also added, “As mass spectrometers change and grow to meet researchers’ needs, it is important for Advion’s chip-based technology to change and grow with them. This joint venture shows a commitment by Advion to continue enhancing its technology and adapting to meet the needs of its customers.”

About Advion BioSciences, Inc.
Advion BioSciences, Inc. was founded in 1993 based on the novel techniques developed within the Cornell University laboratory of Dr. Jack Henion, a leading researcher in the field of LC/MS. Advion is a pioneer in bioanalytical services and innovators of products for the life science industry with customers in major pharmaceutical companies, government life science research agencies and universities. For more information about Advion visit www.advion.com

About Waters Corporation
Waters Corporation holds worldwide leading positions in three complementary analytical technologies – liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis. These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the overall $20 – 25 billion analytical instrument market. For more information about Waters visit www.waters.com

For Advion:
Advion BioSciences, Inc.
Amy Boardman
Manager of Corporate Marketing Communications
607.266.9162 x314

For Waters:
Brian J. Murphy
Corporate Communications