The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest
Posted: February 10, 2009
Five New Malvern Products Make Pittcon Debut
(Nanowerk News) Four recent introductions to Malvern’s range of particle characterization and rheology systems, and a new Viscotek chromatography product being launched at the show, will make their Pittcon debuts at the 2009 event (Pittcon 2009, 8-13 Mar 2009; Chicago IL, USA).
Malvern’s Kinexus rotational rheometer, Zetasizer APS and Zetasizer µV particle characterization systems, and a new application for the Morphologi G3, all introduced since September 2008, will be on display. The launch of a new detector for the Viscotek TDAmax™ gel permeation chromatography system also celebrates the first anniversary of Malvern’s acquisition of the company. As part of the Pittcon program Dr Neil Lewis, Technical Director for Malvern, will lead a Conferee Networking Session focusing on dynamic light scattering in biopharmaceutical applications.
Launched in September 2008, 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.
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.
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.
The Malvern Morphologi G3
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.
Malvern specialists will be available throughout the show on Booth #2027 to advise on your specific materials characterization challenges. www.malvern.com
About Malvern Instruments
Malvern Instruments provides a range of complementary materials characterization tools that deliver inter-related measurements reflecting the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Analytical instruments from Malvern are used in the characterization of a wide variety of materials, from industrial bulk powders to the latest nanomaterials and delicate macromolecules. A broad portfolio of innovative technologies is combined with intelligent, user-friendly software. These systems deliver industrially relevant data enabling our customers to make the connection between micro (such as particle size) and macro (bulk) material properties (rheology) and chemical composition (chemical imaging).
Particle size distribution, particle shape information, zeta potential, molecular weight, chemical composition, and bulk materials properties can all be determined with instruments from the Malvern range. The company’s laboratory, at-line, on-line and in-line solutions are proven in sectors as diverse as cement production and pharmaceutical drug discovery.