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Michael Caves
Dr. Michael Caves, Product Technical Specialist for Biophysical Analysis at Malvern instruments based in the UK. He has spent over ten years working in various academic and commercial bioscience laboratories. His PhD research project involved collaborating with a Cambridge-based formulation-development company (Arecor Limited) in order to study the process of protein inactivation. Following this, he worked for SGS M-Scan, a contract research organisation based in Wokingham, developing the company’s biopharmaceutical biophysical analysis and formulation development services.

Insitec, Laser Diffraction, Mastersizer, Meet the Experts, Particle size »

[5 Oct 2017 | ]

The heavy cost of mining and minerals manufacturing
The importance of minerals as a production resource applies to many facets of our daily lives. For instance, the quality of concrete determines the smoothness of a road surface and the sturdiness of a building. However, with the ever-growing demands for quality cement, many have spurred manufacturing processes leading to hefty costs. Such costs incurred comes from wastage when having to reproduce cement because it does not meet the quality standard.
Based on a mechanical and civil engineering study, 6-15% of construction costs …

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[27 Mar 2014 | ]

A perk of working for a company that sells products all over the world is being able to travel without paying for it. Since the end of January I have been visiting customers and attending meetings and seminars on 3 different continents, experiencing first-hand the problems faced by scientists in a wide range of institutions and discussing how Malvern’s technologies can be used to solve these problems.
My first stop was India, taking a 10-hour flight from London Heathrow to Chennai. The City is home to Marina Beach, a sandy beach …

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Dynamic Light Scattering, Meet the Experts, Molecular size, Molecular weight, Static Light Scattering »

[30 Jan 2014 | ]

 ATA Scientific Pty Ltd, distributor of Malvern Instruments products throughout Australia, will be an active exhibitor at the upcoming Lorne Proteins Conference (9th – 13th February). An informative 1 hour workshop, entitled “The illumination of protein structure using light scattering” will be given by me, Michael Caves, from 1.30 – 2.30 pm on the 10th, and a poster on the same subject will be presented. Following this, ATA  host a seminar series on the use of light scattering technologies to probe the structure of polymers and proteins from 13th – 18th February. I will …

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[15 Oct 2013 | ]

AP Instruments, a distributor of particle sizing instruments throughout Poland, hosted a Malvern Instruments-Postnova collaborative seminar last week. From academic research institutes to pharmaceutical companies, the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering was filled with more than 60 scientists seeking to solve a wide range of particle sizing problems.
The collaborative nature of the conference illuminated quite clearly the various applications of Malvern’s Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) and Postnova’s Field Flow Fractionation (FFF) separation technologies. The sizing ranges of the two technologies contrast perfectly, together allowing separation …

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Meet the Experts, Viscotek, Zetasizer »

[29 Aug 2013 | ]

Over 400 delegates from around the world packed into the Durham Centre for Soft Matter last week for the 10th IUPAC International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromoleular Engineering.
Durham made an excellent location for such a meeting, the lectures being held in the decidedly 21st century drum-shaped Calman Learning Centre. The poster presentations on the other hand, detailing cutting edge work on drug-delivery, memory-storage and energy-transfer, were held in the 11th century Norman Cathedral. With the conference dinner held in the city’s castle, and the Lindisfarne gospels on display next …

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[24 Jul 2013 | ]

The Leeds Microbubble Symposium (organised by the Leeds Microbubble Consortium, University of Leeds), held on the 17th and 18th July in a 16th century manor house, drew together delegates from European and American institutions in order to discuss a growing area of medical research – the diagnosis and treatment (or ‘theranostics’) of disease using bubbles.
Theranostic microbubbles generally consist of gas in a phospholipid, protein or polymer shell, and can be detected and exploded using ultrasound. The former makes them useful to the imaging of tumors and clogged blood vessels. That these …

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