Articles Archive for November 2010
Hello. My name is Anne Virden and I am ‘Product Technical Specialist Diffraction’ at Malvern Instruments.
Laser diffraction is a key analytical tool in the development of inhaled pharmaceuticals, so I am really looking forward to attending this year’s Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) 2010 conference and exhibition, where I’ll be working alongside imaging colleagues from Malvern. As was clear from presentations at last year’s conference, and we’ll see again with our paper in 2010, laser diffraction and analytical imaging are proving a powerful combination for the inhalation scientist. DDL …
Meet the Experts, Particle size »
As a new voice on the Malvern blog – but possibly a familiar one if you’re a regular at Malvern webinars and industry events – I think a brief introduction is called for. I’m Alan Rawle, Applications Manager for Malvern Instruments. Having been with, and travelled the globe for, Malvern since 1990 I finally made the move 8 years ago ‘across the pond’ as we say, from the UK to Malvern Instruments Inc. in Westborough MA, from where my team and I support Malvern customers throughout the world.
If you want to …
Corporate, Laser Diffraction, Particle size »
Have you ever picked up your mobile phone and stopped to wonder at how far communication technologies have advanced since you were at school? I must admit I rarely give it any thought at all. I’m also pretty certain that most people carrying out routine analysis focus on looking at or using the results, rather than stopping to think about the methods and technology that deliver the data. This is, of course, as it should be. In fact, how it must be if a method is to become one that …Read the full story »
Laser Diffraction, Particle size, Tech Talk »
Data on particle size, shape, and terminal velocities of volcanic ash particles are required to understand how the irregularly-shaped grains are likely to affect both aircraft and public health. Being able to make this kind of statement makes it easy for me to get up in the mornings! It is always nice to know your work can genuinely influence the wider world. With the current eruption in Indonesia volcanic ash is again a hot issue.
In April and May 2010, large areas of European airspace were closed due to the eruption …
One of the exciting things about working at Malvern is that we are always looking to extend our range of products and technologies, and that’s music to the ears of anyone with an abiding interest in technological development. Perhaps even more important, though, is that we also try and excel in the service and support we provide to our customers. As a result, we place great emphasis on encouraging the widest possible access to Malvern’s experience and expertise.
The Malvern experience
We must, of course, have the right products to offer, but …
Insitec range, Kinexus, Mastersizer range, Morphologi G3, Particle shape, Rosand range, Size Exclusion Chromatography, Tech Talk, Viscotek range »
Because I’m now surrounded by rheologists, GPC experts, imaging specialists and process engineers, it’s easy for me to see how Malvern Instruments has evolved in the thirteen years since I joined. We still lead the world in the production of particle sizing system, however thanks to our activities over the last decade we’re now a more-complete materials characterization company with a range of complementary techniques which we can offer to enable customers to better understand their products.
Meet the techniques
If you only interface with one part of our company, though, you …
Malvern Events, Particle shape »
Just mulling over the feedback from October’s Malvern sponsored Particle Summit in Boston, I was interested to note just how much people valued hearing about practical examples of particle characterization in action. It shouldn’t of course come as any surprise that we all want to learn from the practise of others and it’s great that so many in the field are willing to share their knowledge. The whole point of the summit was, after all, to engage with one another.
And when people were asked what they most enjoyed, the ‘wide …
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am never happier than when standing in front of an audience, sharing my interest in the different applications I get involved in at Malvern. So, I was extremely pleased to be invited to speak at the dry powder inhalers workshop which preceded the recent Management Forum conference on Inhaled Drug Delivery, held in London.
The science of inhaler development has fascinated me, ever since I first attended the Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference 10 years ago. This is partly because the …
Tasked with writing a blog on why Malvern Instruments has elected to embrace social media I found myself researching; “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, because – in the true spirit of social media transparency – that is what I’d like to achieve. However, my colleagues and I are keen to ensure that this translates into a real, value-added service that is genuinely engaging and useful to you, whether you’ve known Malvern for a long time, have just acquired one of our products (thank you!) or …Read the full story »
Hi. As a Key Account Technical Specialist at Malvern Instruments I work with laser diffraction and other particle characterization systems.
One of the most interesting parts of my job is learning about the myriad ways in which people use particle size data. Everyone who buys one of our particle size analyzers, whether for use in the lab or on plant is clearly interested in quantifying particle size but their motivations are incredibly diverse. There are still fascinating things I learn on a daily basis after nearly 20 years in the field …