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Posted: March 24, 2009

Malvern Shows Breadth of Materials characterization range at ACHEMA

(Nanowerk News) A number of Malvern products will make their first ACHEMA appearances this year (11-15 May 2009, Frankfurt, Germany), with the company exhibiting on two stands, one focusing on analysis in the laboratory and the other in the process sector. Recently launched and on display will be Malvern’s Kinexus rotational rheometer, Zetasizer APS and Zetasizer µV particle characterization systems, a new application for the Morphologi G3, and a new photodiode array detector for the Viscotek TDAmax™ gel permeation chromatography system. On the process stand, visitors will be able to take tours of Insitec particle sizing systems using exciting new three-dimensional interactive electronic simulations.
Kinexus
Malvern’s Kinexus is a revolutionary new rotational rheometer platform. It incorporates technological innovations in the most critical areas of rheometer design, from sample preparation and loading, through measurement set-up and operation, to data analysis and reporting. Adaptive intelligence allows Kinexus to actively guide users at every stage.
Zetasizer range
A new dynamic light scattering system, the Zetasizer APS automates size measurements of samples in 96- or 384-well microplates. Designed primarily for protein specialists, the system is fully automated, simply requiring users to insert the plate and press start. It allows quick and easy investigation of a protein’s condition at different stages of the purification process, and at later stages of formulation under a range of environmental conditions.
Zetasizer µV
The Zetasizer µV is an advanced light scattering system specifically intended for the characterization of proteins and other biomolecules. Requiring just two microlitres of sample, it enables measurement of as little as 40 nanograms of BSA (bovine serum albumin) for example – an industry leading specification. This dedicated system supports improved understanding and management of a wide range of biomolecule applications.
Morphologi G3 – foreign particulate matter
A new capability for the award-winning Morphologi G3 particle characterization system enables the fully automated detection, enumeration and size classification of foreign particulate matter collected on a filter. Traditionally this has been the preserve of manual light microscopy. Now the Morphologi G3 brings fully automated image analysis to accelerate characterization and remove any operator subjectivity.
Sophisticated GPC/SEC
The new photodiode array (PDA) detector for the TDAmax™ gel permeation chromatography (GPC/SEC) system from Viscotek, provides a powerful and flexible tool for the rapid analysis of both polymers and biopolymers. The PDA is ideal for the analysis of blends used to produce high performance polymers, and the product streams from complex copolymerisation reactions. Its many applications in the life sciences include identifying protein conjugates and complexes, aggregation and stability, and determining concentration ratios.
Malvern specialists will be available throughout the show to advise on your specific materials characterization challenges.
Source: Malvern Instruments (press release)