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ACQUITY PREMIER columns improve chromatographic analyses

Waters ACQUITY™ PREMIER columns, a new family of premium sub-2-micron columns feature MaxPeak™ High Performance Surface (HPS) technology.  The columns are for use with any brand of UHPLC system and can measurably improve data quality by mitigating the loss of sample analytes due to analyte-to-surface interactions. Designed for the analytical laboratory seeking to exercise greater control over their chromatographic separations, the columns improve sample throughput, assay-to-assay reproducibility and overall confidence in analytical results.


ACQUITY PREMIER columns feature MaxPeak HPS technology, a hybrid organic/inorganic surface technology that forms a barrier surface layer between the sample and the stainless steel column. The benefits of this new technology are:

  • increased sensitivity for low-level, metal-binding analytes that would otherwise go undetected and unseen
  • better all-around peak shapes and peak capacity for more accurate analyte identification and data interpretation
  • greater reproducibility for separations prone to adsorptive losses meaning less re-work or troubleshooting, and more confidence in results

ACQUITY PREMIER columns are ideal for both small molecule and biopharmaceutical applications. They are available in various sizes and are manufactured with trusted sub-2-micron particle technologies; Bridged/Ethyl Hybrid (BEH) for maximum column stability, Charged Surface Hybrid (CSH) the best choice for mass spectrometry analysis, and High Strength Silica (HSS) for increased retention when analyzing challenging polar compounds.

Acquity Premier columns