Waters Corporation is a specialty measurement company that primarily designs, manufactures, sells and services high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) ultra-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products and comprehensive post-warranty service plans. The Company’s segments include Waters and TA. The Waters operating segment is designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing liquid chromatography (LC) and MS instruments, columns and other precision chemistry consumables that can be integrated and used along with other analytical instruments. The TA operating segment is designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing thermal analysis, rheometry and calorimetry instruments. Its LC and LC-MS instruments are utilized in a range of industries to detect, identify, monitor and measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials, and to purify compounds.