Waters acquires Nonlinear Dynamics

Our Bureau, BengaluruMonday, August 12, 2013, 14:00 Hrs  [IST]

Waters has acquired Nonlinear Dynamics Ltd., a world leader in proteomics and metabolomics analysis software based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Nonlinear Dynamics is known for its Progenesis software which offers researchers ways to analyze and visualize the raw proteomic data. The two companies have previously collaborated on the development of Waters’ TransOmics Informatics, a scalable solution for proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics analysis that has seen excellent market acceptance since it was first introduced at the American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference in 2012.

“The opportunity to combine Nonlinear Dynamics informatics expertise with our global leadership in chromatography and mass spectrometry will continue to create significant benefits for omics-focused scientists and laboratories,” said Dr Rohit Khanna, vice president of Informatics and Worldwide Marketing for the Waters Division.

“Proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics hold vast potential for understanding the mechanisms of diseases, the development of innovative therapeutics, and discovering biomarkers for translational research,” added Khanna.

With complex biological samples and ever more sensitive analytical techniques, managing experimental data continues to be a challenge. Through its acquisition of Nonlinear Dynamics, the company hopes to address this challenge to advance the pace of discovery as the world’s leading provider of analytical solutions for proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics.

In 2012, Waters garnered revenues to the tune of $1.84 billion and is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.