This is my first post to this forum.
You may have heard about the Acquity UPLC system from Waters Corp. It's being heralded by Waters as the next generation in HPLC, the most significant advance in HPLC in the last 30 years. Particle size is 1.7 microns. Pressures of up to 15,000 psi. Runtimes sliced to one-tenth of what you're currently running by HPLC. Equivalent plate numbers approaching those only found in GC (until now).
My question is, will UPLC catch on among those of you in the pharmaceutical, biotech, enviornmental and medical device industries? If so, could you ever see these industries outsourcing their UPLC work to a third party testing lab, equipped with UPLC?
I appreciate your candid response.