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Posted: February 12, 2009

Malvern invites input to conferee networking session at Pittcon 2009

(Nanowerk News) Dr Neil Lewis, Technical Director for Malvern Instruments, will lead a two-hour interactive conferee networking session at this year’s Pittcon Conference and Expo in Chicago, and is seeking input from interested parties, whether or not they are able to attend in person. The topic is one that is of growing interest in the biopharmaceutical arena for both drug discovery and quality assurance applications - ‘Physical characterization of complex biopharmaceutical products using photon correlation spectroscopy (dynamic light scattering) - probes for protein aggregation and lipid vesicle dynamics’.
Anyone wishing to raise a question and also receive a summary of the session post-Pittcon, is asked to complete a brief survey at
Organised by Malvern Instruments as part of the Conferee Networking program, this session takes place on Monday 9 March from 1-30 to 3-30pm. Dr Lewis will begin proceedings with a short introduction to the topic and will then open the discussion to participants for their comments and thoughts.
Photon correlation spectroscopy can be used to determine size, zeta potential and molecular weight distribution measurements on dispersions of particles with hydrodynamic radii ranging from approximately 0.3 nanometers to 3 microns or more.
This capability has resulted in significant interest in its use for measuring biological samples such as proteins, liposomes and their complexes and aggregates, as well as vaccines and viruses. The recent emergence of numerous biopharmaceutical products, and the attendant need to develop analytical methods for understanding product quality and the ‘manufacturing’ process, has highlighted the value of PCS as an important characterization tool for a rapidly changing pharmaceutical industry.
Source: Malvern Instruments (press release)
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