Morphologi G3-ID accelerates environmental particle research

A Morphologi G3-ID particle characterization system from Malvern Instruments is opening cutting-edge research opportunities in environmental science at the School of Science, Environment and Engineering, Southern Cross University (SCU), in Australia. The Morphologi G3-ID, which is sold and supported in Australia by ATA Scientific, combines automated particle imaging with Raman spectroscopy to deliver particle size, morphology and chemical identification of particles within a dispersion. The technique is helping users to better understand the composition and behavior of natural particles within the environment and is generating substantial cost and efficiency savings in areas that previously relied on manual microscopy. 

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Suspension sorcery – demystifying Krieger-Dougherty

Many of the products we use in daily life, such as medicines, topical creams, processed foods and drinks and paints, are suspensions constituted of particles suspended in a continuous liquid phase. Tailoring the performance of a suspension product is therefore a routine goal for product formulators throughout industry. Too often, however, this task can seem like a bit of a black art.

Clearly there are two sets of properties to ‘tinker’ with when it comes to hitting formulation target – those of the continuous phase and those of the particles. The difficulty faced by many is how to ‘tinker’ in a productive way, and systematically move towards a better product. The Krieger-Dougherty (K-D) equation is a model that holds some of the answers.

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New Malvern application note shows value of Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis in exosome studies

Malvern Instruments has published a new application note that examines the use of the company’s NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) technology in the study of extracellular vesicles, in this case exosomes, where ensuring the stability of sample preparations is an essential precursor to more detailed research work. ‘Measuring exosome stability with Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis’ describes the use of this technology for size and concentration measurements of exosomes stored at 4˚C and at room temperature for up to 5 days. To view or download the application note, go to http://www.malvern.com/exosome-stability.

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How size exclusion chromatography helps us in the modern day laboratory

Since as long as humans have been experimenting with particles and materials on a molecular level, we have steadily been requiring more advanced methods of identifying, differentiating, organising and utilising various molecules for divergent purposes. So it comes as no surprise that we are really excited to share details about our advanced size exclusion chromatography systems and detectors that can be used for the purposes outlined above.

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Viscotek range of Multi-detector GPC/SEC systems and detectors

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), also commonly referred to as Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), is the preferred method for the measurement of absolute molecular weight and molecular weight distribution. 

With 30 years of chromatography and light scattering experience, the Viscotek GPC/SEC systems and detectors from Malvern provide solutions for all applications of proteins, synthetic and natural polymers.

Complete systems are available as out-of-the-box solutions for macromolecular characterization. Alternatively, upgrade your existing system through the addition of a modular detector.

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Enveloped by standards

Every operation has a specification they need their material size to be within: Whether it’s ASTM specifications for aggregate operations, key performance indicators for crushers and SAGs, or blast metrics for explosives selection, these standards are crucial in streamlining an operation’s process.

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A guide to continuous monitoring through photoanalysis

WipWare has been in the image analysis business for about 20 years commercially, so we’ve seen a wide range of mining and aggregate sites, all with their unique challenges. One thing that stays consistent with every operation is the need to reduce particle sizes to ideal sizes for example the extraction of minerals.

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New software for Malvern’s NanoSight NTA

Malvern Instruments has launched NTA 3.0, a new version of the software that drives its NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) systems. With an improved, easy-to-use interface, the new NTA 3.0 software makes accessing programs and protocols quick and convenient. It also incorporates an upgraded high-resolution particle size distribution algorithm, and supports advanced image analysis, particle detection and tracking, as well as providing improved vibration correction.

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New autosampler from Pamas

The AS3 is the latest autosampler for automated particle counting from Pamas GmbH. The new autosampler can measure up to 200 oil samples during an 8 hour period. 

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Particle Size

Particle size distributions from sub-nanometer to millimeters.

By far the most important physical property of particulate samples is particle size. Measurement of particle size distributions is routinely carried out across a wide range of industries and is often a critical parameter in the manufacture of many products

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New whitepaper that explores Analytical Quality by Design

A new whitepaper on the application of Analytical Quality by Design (AQbD) to  particle size assessment has been published by Malvern Instruments. AQbD is an innovative approach to the development and validation of analytical methods that brings the benefits of Quality by Design (QbD) to pharmaceutical analysis.

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FacilityPro® Data Processing and System Control

Particle measurement systems recently expanded their offering of the Facility net Pro series. It is now possible to create from a basic to an advanced facility monitoring system for viable (microbial), nonviable (particle), and environmental sensors .

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The best way to take photographs for fragmentation analysis

One of the most frequently asked questions about the Wipfrag desktop software is what is the best way to take photos for fragmentation analysis ? Wipware released a guide to assist new and current users.

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New Single-use microbial sampler

The BioCapt Single-Use active air microbial sampler is the latest innovation in the BioCapt Air Sampling product line. Using a radial slit impactor design similar to other BioCapt Air Sampling atria, the product complies with ISO 14698-1.

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MoistScan® - the global leader in online moisture analysis.

Developed by Callidan Instruments, MoistScan® employs state-of-the-art microwave technology to accurately measure moisture in a wide-range of bulk materials.

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New Minicapt - mobile microbial sampler

Particle Measurement Systems recently released a new mobile portable microbial sampler to complement their current product line.

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Wipware in Africa

Micron Scientific is proud to announce that we recently signed a new contract with Wipware from Canada.

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New Technical Blog from Wipware

Wipware, the fragmentation specialist company recently released a new technical blog about their unique fragmentation analysis software.

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Software a significant factor in NSL Analytical Services’ choice of Mastersizer 3000 to bring particle sizing in house

A refreshingly modern and inviting operating environment led independent, commercial materials testing laboratory NSL Analytical Services (Cleveland, US), straight to the Mastersizer 3000 from Malvern Instruments when it came to choosing a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to extend testing capabilities

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New white paper on ‘Developing a bioformulation stability profile’

Malvern Instruments’ range of analytical solutions for the biopharmaceuticals industry focuses specifically on critical testing pathways and manufacturing requirements. As well as exhibiting solutions from its growing analytical toolbox at PepTalk 2014 (January 13-17, 2014; Palm Springs, CA), Malvern will publish a new white paper that discusses the combined use of light scattering and microcapillary viscometry in the development of a bioformulation stability profile. Copies will be available on Malvern’s Booth #315 at PepTalk 2014 and will be downloadable from the Malvern website after the event. www.malvern.com

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Particle Measuring Systems Unveils the Lasair®III 110

Particle Measuring Systems unveiled the Lasair III 110 at Semicon Japan. The new product offers user-adjustable size channels, industry-leading battery life for portable operation, a large touch screen display, patented smart-flow technology, and 12 on-board languages to facilitate global use and data comparison.

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Particle Measuring Systems Takes Nanoparticle Counting to Point-of-Use with Nano-ID® NPC10

BOULDER, CO,  4 December 2013 – Particle Measuring Systems announces the release of its latest high-technology product for ultra-clean manufacturing environments, the Nano-ID NPC10. The NPC10 provides accurate characterization of nanoparticle contaminants to help avoid yield loss in semiconductor, data storage and flat-panel display manufacturing processes.

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