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Waters (WAT) Teams Up With Genovis, Boosts Biopharma Reach

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Waters WAT continues to gain steam in the biopharma industry on the back of its strength across liquid chromatography (LC) and mass spectrometry (MS) analytical techniques.

This is evident from its latest partnership with Genovis for developing automated biotherapeutic characterization workflows.

The workflows will be focused on the rapid and consistent characterization of critical quality attributes of monoclonal antibodies and other protein-based drugs in bioprocess development, formulation, stability testing and quality control.

Notably, Waters’ BioAccord LC-MS System, Andrew+ pipetting robot and Genovis’ SmartEnzymes will be leveraged in the development of a complete routine of the underlined workflows.

More Into Details

The latest collaboration focuses on eliminating the bottlenecks in analytical workflows in the biopharma industry, while accelerating the use of LC-MS in bioprocess monitoring.

BioAccord LC-MS System, which marks itself as the first SmartMS-enabled biopharmaceutical solution, ensures the system is always generating data of the required quality with the aid of in-built health check.

Meanwhile, SmartEnzymes provides unique opportunities for the automation of sample preparation for LC-MS analysis of monoclonal antibodies and other biotherapeutics.

Hence, the collaboration will take care of the product variant analysis such as glycosylation and oxidation, bioprocess stability monitoring, and biosimilar glycosylation analysis with the aid of BioAccord LC-MS System and SmartEnzymes portfolio.

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To Conclude

We believe that the latest move poises Waters well to rapidly penetrate the booming biopharma space.

Moreover, the company is likely to gain strong momentum across its biopharma customers, which, in turn, will contribute well to its top-line growth.

In addition to this, the move bodes well for the Waters, which is already benefiting from growth in its top global pharma accounts.

Further, solid momentum across BioAccord remains positive. Additionally, the company’s strengthening presence in the pharmaceutical end-market remains a tailwind.

Furthermore, the partnership with Genovis is in sync with Waters’ growing investments in LC, LC-MS and chemistry categories, which are aiding it in gaining traction in the large molecule market and across biomedical research applications.

Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider

Currently, Waters carries a Zacks Ranks #2 (Buy).

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