Vendor:Waters Corporation

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Waters Corporation
Type Corporation
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 34 Maple Street
Milford, Massachusetts
, United States
Area served Worldwide
Subsidiaries Integrated Software Solutions Ltd.

Waters Corporation manufactures and distributes analytic instruments for scientists. The company also develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions.


Waters Corporation started out as Waters Associates in 1958, building custom instruments. By 1963 the fledgling company expanded to making chromatography equipment. In the 1970s, Waters Associates began to focus primarily on chromatography systems. In May 1980, Waters Associates merged with the Millipore Corporation, becoming the Waters Chromatography Division. The success of the new acquisition wasn't as expected due to various factors, and in 1994, an investor group led by Waters management bought the assets of the division to eventually become Waters Corporation.[1]

On December 15, 2020, Waters Corporation acquired all of the outstanding stock of Integrated Software Solutions Ltd. and its operating subsidiaries for $4 million, with an earn out provision.[2]

Technology and products

Empower 3 and NuGenesis 8

Empower 3 is a scalable chromatography data system (CDS) designed "to run samples and produce meaningful results without experiencing downtime for training, re-engineering workflow, or adding new software to support instruments or advanced chromatographic techniques."[3] Features include: chemical structure management, dissolution management, GPC/SEC support, tracking, trending, data analysis and conversion laboratory analytics, 21 CFR Part 11-compliant, role-based security, connection to a wide variety of Waters and third-party instruments, and mobile support.[4]

NuGenesis 8 — also known as NuGenesis Lab Management System — "is a comprehensive data management and workflow solution that supports the entire product lifecycle from discovery through manufacturing."[5] The software platform includes an electronic laboratory notebook (NuGenesis ELN), a scientific data management system (NuGenesis SDMS), and standard LIMS functionality (NuGenesis Sample Management).[6]


Product: NuGenesis 8
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[7]
Sample tracking?Y[7]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[7]
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[7]
Query capability?Y[7]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?Y[7]
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?Y[7]
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[7]
Inventory management?Y[7]
Document creation and/or management?Y[7]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[7]
Specification management?Y[7]
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[8]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[7]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?Y[7]
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[7]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[7]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, clinical research, environmental, food and beverage, law enforcement and forensic, manufacturing and R&D, material testing, pharmaceutical


Source for pricing information is GSA Advantage. As prices may change at any time, always contact the vendor directly to obtain a price list or quote.

Note: These are U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) prices, and as such they represent the lowest possible negotiated price. These prices aren't available to any entity outside of the Federal Government, and thus prices for non-government entities will be higher. If anything, they represent the lowest possible negotiated price.

Empower 3 GSA Pricing
Offering License price
667003932: Empower 3 Named User 1-Pack $2,106.30
667003933: Empower 3 Named User 5-Pack $10,550.13
667003934: Empower 3 Named User 20-Pack $42,163.22
667003935: Empower 3 Named User 50-Pack $105,426.70
667003936: Empower 3 Personal Named User License 5-Pack $3,485.64
667003960: Empower 3 System License 1-Pack $2,292.70
667003961: Empower 3 System License 4-Pack $9,170.78
NuGenesis 8 GSA Pricing
Offering License price
176002774: NuGenesis 8 Base Kit $19,944.58
176002775: NuGenesis 8 ELN Option Kit $14,017.13
176003087: NuGenesis 8 Enhanced Search Engine $11,817.63
667004509: NuGenesis 8 ELN Device Interface 1-Pack $290.78
667004510: NuGenesis 8 ELN Device Interface 5-Pack $1,401.71

Demonstration videos and other media

The following videos exist for NuGenesis:

The following videos exist for Empower:

Additional information


  1. "The History of Jim Waters and Waters Corporation" (PDF). Waters Corporation. 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. "Waters 2022 Annual Report" (PDF). Waters Corporation. 2022. p. 5. Retrieved 12 December 2023. 
  3. "Empower 3 Chromatography Data Software". Waters Corporation. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  4. "Empower 3 Chromatography Data Software - Details". Waters Corporation. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  5. "NuGenesis 8 Featuring LE Technologies". Waters Corporation. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  6. "NuGenesis Lab Management System". Waters Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 "NuGenesis 8 Featuring LE Technologies" (PDF). Waters Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  8. "NuGenesis 8 and Regulatory Compliance". YouTube. Retrieved 17 September 2014.