Griffith University’s School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences has gratefully accepted the donation of a Waters Quattro Premier XE mass spectrometer for its new state of the art Chemistry Teaching Laboratory.

Waters Australia General Manager Mr Peter Fuller said his company is proud of its relationship with Griffith and the School of BPS.

“Partnering with the school is a reflection of our mutual interests in serving society by improving fundamental knowledge through science,” Mr Fuller said.

“The understanding of biomolecular and physical processes is a field of research as complex as any other, and we commend Associate Professor Robert Sang andhis team of scientists for taking this research to a new level.

“We trust our donation of a Waters Quattro Premier XE mass spectrometer will enable researchers to elucidate valuable new insights in their research interests.”

A mass spectrometer identifies and measures molecules based on mass. The new equipment takes its place alongside the existing breakthrough Waters Acquity UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography (UPC2) technology.

Vice Chancellor Ian O’Connor expressed his gratitude for this generous gift.

“In order to attract talented staff and students we need great facilities and equipment,” Professor O’Connor said.

“This Waters Quattro Premier XE mass spectrometer is a particularly important donation for us, as it also reflects the vital connection between the work we do at Griffith and industry.”

Mr Fuller agreed the Waters Australia collaboration with Griffith is about the future.

“We are working with Griffith to help cultivate and generate the employees we need, and those our customers of the future will need,” Mr Fuller said.

Griffith University is launching a suite of initiatives under its three-year ‘New Griffith 2013-2016’ program, signifying an intensive period of change and innovation.”