Waters Corporation announced an expansion of its liquid chromatography system qualification tool for its Empower Chromatography Software. The Empower Systems Qualification Tool (SystemsQT), which has been available only for Waters instruments, now supports Agilent 1100 and 1200 series HPLC Systems in laboratories that have standardized on Waters Empower software for enterprise chromatography data management. The Empower SystemsQT Tool reduces the amount of time to qualify Agilent HPLC’s by 40% when compared to traditional, paper-based protocols, according to Waters.
The Empower SystemsQT Tool gives laboratories a means to replace what are now paper-based and labor-intensive qualification/re-qualification protocols with a new standard for automated and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant qualification. Streamlining the qualification process reduces downtime and increases instrument utilization rates as well as return on investment (ROI) while keeping laboratories in a state of full 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11, EU GMP (PIC/S), and 21 CFR Part 211 compliance.
The Empower SystemsQT Tool is compatible with Empower and Empower 2 Software and allows Waters compliance specialists or in-house service or metrology teams to manage the automated qualification of Waters ACQUITY UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) and Alliance High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Systems, as well as Waters modular HPLC systems. A key benefit of the tool is that it tests systems in a manner similar to the way they will be used in the laboratory.
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