Waters and Daiso Sign Marketing Agreement for Bulk Process Chromatography Media

March 9, 2010

Waters Corporation (Milford, MA) and Daiso Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) have entered into a collaborative agreement to globally market and supply Daisogel bulk packing materials for process chromatography.

Waters Corporation (Milford, MA) and Daiso Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) have entered into a collaborative agreement to globally market and supply Daisogel bulk packing materials for process chromatography. The combined purification expertise of both organizations will aid pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies as they move from laboratory-scale purifications into pilot-plant and process-scale manufacturing.

To simplify scaling-up purification methods, Daisogel columns are packed using Waters’ patented optimum bed density (OBD) technology. OBD technology enables analytical column performance and lifetime in larger preparative columns. The columns are designed to save time by eliminating the need for subsequent method redevelopment when the columns are scaled up.

Daiso’s comprehensive quality control system is based on ISO 9001 and has met the quality requirements of global pharmaceutical companies. Daiso also has a drug master file on file with the US Food and Drug Administration for the Daisogel packing materials. Daisogel packing materials and packed HPLC columns are available from Waters.