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Waters Introduces eDATA 2.0 Proficiency Testing Portal for Environmental Laboratories

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Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced that ERA(R), A Waters(R) Business, introduced the new eDATA(R) 2.0 Proficiency Testing (PT) portal enabling environmental laboratories to manage their proficiency testing data more efficiently and gain greater insight into their laboratory’s performance. The portal features new statistical analysis, data visualization and reporting tools that give environmental lab managers the ability to track results over time, flag potential issues and take preventive steps before corrective action becomes necessary.

“The new PT dashboard makes it easier and faster to manage PT studies and offers quality assurance professionals more options for analyzing and interpreting data,” said Michael Yelle, Vice President Consumables Business Unit, Waters Division. “Moreover, eDATA allows us to better address the proficiency testing requirements of our international customers. ERA’s in-depth knowledge of major international accreditation and regulatory bodies enables us to expertly guide customers through the analytical challenges they face.”

In a newly-published webinar, ERA’s proficiency testing experts demonstrate the new features of eDATA 2.0 and the ease with which test results can be managed.

Environmental laboratories are required to conduct periodic proficiency tests to maintain their accreditation. Proficiency tests measure a laboratory’s ability to generate high-quality, credible results for their clients. Laboratory managers use proficiency test data to assess their lab’s state of compliance with industry standards and identify areas for improvement in terms of productivity and efficiency.

About ERA

Founded in 1977, ERA has evolved to become the premier provider of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) and Proficiency Testing (PT) products to thousands of laboratories around the world and across multiple industries. As an operating unit of Waters Corporation, ERA continues to expand its capabilities and worldwide presence by serving laboratories in more than 80 countries.

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About Waters Corporation (

For more than 50 years, Waters Corporation has created business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality, consumer products and high-value added chemicals worldwide.

Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success.

With revenue of $1.99 billion in 2014, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

Waters, ERA, and eDATA are trademarks of Waters Corporation.

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