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Waters Corporation locates team in AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub.

Waters Corporation announced it has established a team in the AstraZeneca BioVentureHub in Gothenburg, Sweden. By locating in the AstraZeneca BioVentureHub, the dedicated team of 7-10 Waters analytical technology specialists will interact closely with AstraZeneca scientists to catalyse innovation opportunities in analytical science.

* Waters and AstraZeneca already have a close collaboration when it comes to specialty measurement tools and technologies.

* The co-location at the R&D Gothenburg site, brings together Waters and AstraZeneca scientists in analytical science, software development and systems integration.

* Being based in the BioVentureHub will help to promote collaborative effectiveness and shared best practices that will influence the joint development of next generation instrumentation and data analysis tools.

Anders Holmén, Vice President and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences, R&D, AstraZeneca, says, “At AstraZeneca, we are continuously building and investing in scientific capabilities and technologies with the aim of advancing science and achieving the next wave of breakthroughs. Having Waters’ know-how and expertise close at hand in the BioVentureHub will help us accelerate the design and delivery of innovative analytical systems and workflows.”

Magnus Björsne, CEO of the AstraZeneca BioVentureHub, adds, “We are very pleased to welcome the Waters team to the BioVentureHub. The creative ‘co-locate-and-collaborate’ solution we came up with is testament to the open, collaborative and can-do attitude demonstrated by everyone involved.”

Christina Turner, General Manager for Northern Europe at Waters, says, "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work side-by-side with exceptional, world-leading, AstraZeneca scientists. We know they will stretch our thinking and inspire our innovations. We will get a much better understanding of how our analytical technologies and solutions are used, and how they can be improved to ultimately deliver benefit that can help enhance human health and well-being.”