25-May-2009

VICAM Relocates Watertown, Mass. Operations

The Move to Waters Corporation Headquarters Facility Enhances Opportunities and Capabilities for VICAM Customers and Distributors and Fosters New Technology and Market Opportunities for Food Safety Technology Provider

Watertown, MA, May, 18, 2009 –– VICAM today announced plans to relocate its operations from Watertown, Mass. to the headquarters facility of its parent company, Waters Corporation of Milford, Mass. The move to a multimillion dollar new state-of-the-art facility is expected to be complete by May 29, 2009.  VICAM’s Nixa, Missouri location will continue to serve as VICAM’s orders, customer service and production location. Waters acquired VICAM in 2006.

VICAM is pledging a seamless transition of services and support for its customers and international distributors. VICAM customers can continue to place orders by email at orders@vicam.com or by phone at (417) 725-6588 or (877) 228-4244. Expert technical support will be available at technicalservice@vicam.com. Other general questions may be directed to (617) 926-7045 or at vicam@vicam.com.

 “Our move is great news for VICAM, as well as for our customers and specialized distributors,” said Marjorie Radlo General Manager, Director of Operations of VICAM. “The expanded resources and increased opportunities we will gain at the Milford site promise to enhance our current product line and leadership in food testing and fuel the growth of our product line in additional directions.”

VICAM’s portfolio of single-use food safety tests is designed to meet the increasingly more stringent regulatory and economic challenges confronting today’s food industry. With the ultra-sensitivity to detect mycotoxins and other micro contaminants in parts per billion and its proven reliability across diverse formats, VICAM’s monoclonal antibody technology along with its specialized distributor’s commitment to fair pricing and strong customer service continues to sustain the company’s market dominance in over 100 countries worldwide.

“From rapid screening with test strips and IA columns coupled with fluorometry or advanced laboratory analysis by HPLC, Ultra Performance LC® (UPLC®) and mass spectrometry (MS), our product line is the industry standard in regulatory-compliant mycotoxin testing,” said Radlo. “With this recognized strength in mycotoxin test methods linked to Waters’ powerhouse capabilities in separations and detection, said Radlo,” VICAM, a Waters Business is ideally positioned for the increasingly demanding 21st century marketplace.”

About VICAM, A Waters Business (www.vicam.com)

VICAM is a world-leading provider of mycotoxin testing solutions. Since 1985, VICAM has been dedicated to developing USDA- and AOAC-approved rapid tests for mycotoxins. VICAM’s mycotoxin test kits offer a choice of rapid qualitative screening and quantitative test methods for a wide variety of mycotoxins.  Around the world, VICAM products are used with confidence by customers who trust our commitment to extending the value of those products with unmatched service and support. We guarantee satisfaction with expert technical assistance and top-of-the-line customer care through a global scientific and distribution network that develops, markets, sells, and services our products in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.vicam.com or call +1.617.926.7045.

About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) creates 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 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 $1.84 billion in 2012, Waters is driving scientific discovery and operational excellence for customers worldwide.

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Contact:
Patricia Jackson
Market Development & TeleSales Manager
VICAM
Tel: +1.515.326.4417
E -mail: pjackson@vicam.com
Web: www.vicam.com