[24 May 2018 | ]
Laboratory PXRD systems can address pharmaceutical R&D challenges

Detection of trace polymorphs, determination of amorphous content, and the study of the stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) subjected to heat and humidity are some of the many applications where a modern powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) system can add value to drug development.  Advances in beam conditioning and detector technology have led to greatly improved detection limits, resolution, and range of applications now possible. Today’s modern, laboratory-based PXRD instrumentation and advanced software can greatly assist pharmaceutical scientists in their quest to develop high quality, stable products and accelerate their …

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Crystal Structure Determination, Empyrean, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Tech Talk, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Scattering »

[24 May 2018 | ]
Laboratory PXRD systems can address pharmaceutical R&D challenges

Detection of trace polymorphs, determination of amorphous content, and the study of the stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) subjected to heat and humidity are some of the many applications where a modern powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) system can add value to drug development.  Advances in beam conditioning and detector technology have led to greatly improved detection limits, resolution, and range of applications now possible. Today’s modern, laboratory-based PXRD instrumentation and advanced software can greatly assist pharmaceutical scientists in their quest to develop high quality, stable products and accelerate their …

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Corporate, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic light scattering, Molecular size, Molecular weight, Particle concentration, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[23 May 2018 | ]
Top Applications for the Zetasizer

Where is the Zetasizer used?
 
For around two decades, the Zetasizer range has been the de facto standard for performing dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements on a wide range of particles and materials.
Our launch of the Zetasizer Pro and Zetasizer Ultra – taking place on May 23rd, 2018 – provides a good reason to summarize the key application areas for light scattering technology: both dynamic and electrophoretic! Where are these Zetasizers used? Where can we find them, in the real world?
Below is a list of key application focus areas:

Bioscience and biopharmaceuticals: simple purity and stability …

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Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification, Epsilon, Tech Talk, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[17 May 2018 | ]
Monitoring the air we breathe

Outdoor air pollution can have many sources, both anthropogenic (power generation, vehicle emissions, industrial and agricultural emissions, etc.) and natural, for instance, volcanic eruption, wind erosion or wildfires.  A key area of concern is the Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM), which can have adverse effects on health, particularly in the particle size ranges under ten microns.  These are further characterized by two designations – PM10 (2.5 – 10 micron) and PM2.5 (<2.5 micron), with PM10 having the ability to penetrate deep into lungs, and PM2.5 able to permeate throughout the body …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Moisture content, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[16 May 2018 | ]
Building a better potato…

I am one of the founders of ASD, a brand of Malvern Panalytical, and I currently serve as Chief Technical Officer. 
With their shallow root systems, potatoes are highly susceptible to both drought and heat. Drought reduces both the amount of foliage as well as inducing early leaf senescence. Similarly, heat stress also results in early leaf senescence. Since foliar abundance and function directly impact tuber formation and growth, drought and heat stress negatively impact yields.
Cultivation of potatoes is increasing in regions of the world with climates less conducive to potato …

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