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[20 Dec 2016 | ]

On Friday 16th December, UK Malvern employees donned our festive knitwear to raise money for a very worthwhile cause – Christmas Jumper Day 2016! Christmas Jumper Day is a fun and festive event organized by Save the Children, a UK-based charity supporting children around the world with both emergency relief and longer-term projects. Their Christmas Jumper Day is a fundraising initiative which encourages people to make a donation to Save the Children in return for wearing Christmas-themed jumpers.
Having taken part in Christmas Jumper Day last year, we were eager to …

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[29 Nov 2016 | ]

We are very proud to announce that our UK Accounts Apprentice Justin McKeon has won the Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year Award at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016. The award is given on the basis of outstanding occupational progress, practical and theoretical ability, positive approach to employment and personal qualities. Justin impressed the judges and beat some tough competition to clinch the top prize.
The award was all the more significant because Justin, who has Asperger’s, had found it very difficult to gain a place on an apprenticeship scheme, despite …

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[17 Nov 2016 | ]

JASIS (Japan Analytical Scientific Instruments Show), one of the largest exhibitions in Asia for analytical and scientific instruments, took place recently at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Malvern Instruments received some great news at this meeting, which we are delighted to share with you: we won the “Analytical and Scientific Instrument Heritage Certification” award for the High Speed Digital Correlator and Probability Analyser System Type K7023.
The aim of this award is to communicate information to the Japanese people about valuable analytical technologies and scientific instruments that contribute to the country’s life, economy, education …

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[8 Sep 2016 | ]

Malvern is pleased to announce PENSABIO Biotechnology as a new partner, acting as an Exclusive Representative in Brazil for the MicroCal, NanoSight, Archimedes, Zetasizer Helix and Viscosizer TD product lines.
From 2016, Pensabio has assumed the sales process (Pre and Post), Services, Technical Support and Application for the lines mentioned above, in addition to promoting workshops and seminars throughout the country.
We believe this partnership will strengthen the relationship with the Brazilian nanobiotechnology market, based on the operating efficiency of a highly specialized professional team.
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[8 Sep 2016 | ]

A Malvern tem a satisfação de anunciar a PENSABIO Biotecnologia como nova parceira atuando como Representante Exclusivo no Brasil das linhas do Microcal e NanoSight e para os equipamentos Archimedes, Zetasizer Helix e Viscosizer TD.
Portanto, a partir de 2016, a Pensabio passa a assumir os processos de Venda (Pré e Pós), Serviços, Suporte Técnico e de Aplicações das linhas mencionadas acima, além de promover workshops e seminários em todo território nacional.
Acreditamos que com esta parceria iremos fortalecer ainda mais o relacionamento com o mercado de nano e biotecnologia brasileiro, contando …

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[4 Aug 2016 | ]

We are sad to announce the death last week of Steve Trudgill, 90, the founder of Malvern Instruments.
Steve was born in Nelson, Lancashire on the 15/05/1926. From relatively humble beginnings (his father worked as an Electrician in a Lancashire mill), he started his working career at 17 years old as an Apprentice at RSRE (Royal Signals and Radar Establishment), now Qinetiq.
He spent the next 20 years at RSRE as a Senior Experimental Officer.
This was during the early years of the war, and Steve was put to work with some of …

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[28 Jul 2016 | ]

23rd June 2016 was National Women In Engineering Day (NWED). This is an annual event organized by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), and the day aims to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and to encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career. To celebrate NWED last year, we hosted an Open Morning and invited local schoolchildren, and predominantly girls, to come to our head office and learn more about what we do and the varied career opportunities within science and engineering which are …

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[28 Apr 2016 | ]

You are seriously considering ordering a Zetasizer. An excellent choice! A typical email we often receive at this point is:
“What are the site requirements for the system?”
 
 
The Malvern Zetasizer is a compact benchtop measurement system which requires little space on a standard laboratory lab bench. It also requires connection to a computer (either standard PC or a laptop). All requirements are listed in the manual, which is automatically placed on your computer in PDF format, along with the software and available under
Start –> All Programs –> Malvern Instruments –> Zetasizer Software –> Documentation …

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[5 Jan 2016 | ]

Towards the end of the year, a review of the past seems a fitting blog theme.  For the Zetasizer this is particularly impressive, as we now have over 55,000 citations  for this technology in scientific journals. The next most cited Malvern system is the Mastersizer with over 25,000 publications. Other product lines, such as the Microcal ITC, MicroCal DSC, Viscotek GPC, Bohlin rheometry and Nanosight NTA technologies were cited almost 12k, 8k, 10k, 8k, 2.5k times respectively – bringing us to a total of more than 120,000 citations for Malvern technology.
Why do Malvern systems …

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[24 Dec 2015 | ]

Here at Malvern Instruments we take corporate social responsibility very seriously and have been involved in several charity events this year, both as a company and as individuals, so when we heard about Christmas Jumper Day we naturally ‘jumped’ at the chance to join in!

Christmas Jumper Day was organised by ITV Text Santa, which is an annual appeal run by the television channel ITV to raise money for charities that offer hope and support to families both here in the UK and abroad. The basic premise was to dress festively …

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[1 Dec 2015 | ]

When I started at Malvern Instruments in March 2015 I took over the co-ordination of our STEM Ambassadors, and I also signed up to be an Ambassador myself. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who aim to promote STEM subjects to young people and encourage them to consider a career within those fields. The STEM Ambassador scheme is administered by STEMNET, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network, an organization that strives to inspire young people in STEM.

We have 23 active STEM Ambassadors here at Malvern Instruments and three new recruits who are …

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[19 May 2015 | ]

Last weekend a group of us from Malvern Instruments took on the challenge of walking the full length of the Malvern Hills to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcestershire.
One of the best things about the location of our head office is that we can see the hills every day as we arrive at work as they define the skyline behind the building.  To my absolute shame, despite working here for almost 18 months, I was yet to make it up to the hills for a walk.  I live …

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[12 May 2015 | ]

The RHS comes to Malvern every year for the Spring and Autumn shows, bringing a flock of green-fingered visitors to the town.  For the 2015 RHS Malvern Spring Festival, we were excited to link up with Cradley CE Primary School to sponsor their entry into the School Gardens competition.
The whole school was involved in designing and creating the garden, starting off with a bit of homework. The theme for the School garden competition was ‘Route to the Hills’ – all about Malvern!  Each child had the task of creating a design for …

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[3 Oct 2014 | ]

Eight of Malvern’s finest took part in the Shine Night Walk last weekend – did we make it to the end?

When an email arrived a few months ago asking for people to form a team to take on the Shine Night Walk, I jumped at the chance.  I’m fairly new to Malvern Instruments, so I thought that joining a challenge like this would be a good way to get to know more people, while also raising money and awareness for a great cause.
Shine Night Walk, an annual event arranged by Cancer Research UK, involves a night …

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[10 Sep 2014 | ]

The Tour of Britain cycling race came through Malvern today, which was an amazing sight to behold.  It was a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ such was the speed at which the cyclists came through Malvern Link, where I was waiting with the crowds to cheer them on.  Apologies to everyone for my mediocre photography – speed was not the only challenge; I also managed to pick the wrong side of the road to stand on!
The race is held over eight stages, travelling through the UK starting in Liverpool …

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[27 Jun 2014 | ]

The Evolution of the Soccer Ball
Happy summer everyone; I hope you’re enjoying beautiful weather and being entertained by the awesomeness that is the World Cup.  I’m pretty confident that at least 99% of us played soccer when we were kids.  I know I did and still enjoy a pick-up game now and then.  Did you ever wonder why the soccer ball has the hexagonal shapes, and why the “traditional” ball is black and white?  I didn’t (I preferred some awesome colored soccer balls, to be honest) but I decided to …

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[23 Jun 2014 | ]

Just go for it! That is the resounding message from Malvern’s female engineers & scientists to girls considering an engineering career.  In celebration of the very first National Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June, women from all areas of Malvern’s New Product Introduction (NPI) department are offering their advice to the next generation of potential engineers & scientists.
According to Project Manager Margaret Dyson, the gender balance is much better now in engineering courses and jobs than when she embarked on her career: “When I first started my mechanical engineering …

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[29 May 2014 | ]

Whether it is sun washed, stained and tattered, or crisp, pristine and framed, this table adorns labs and classrooms the world over. Some have spent hours on end memorizing all the names, whereas others barely made it past helium.  Whatever your relationship with science you will have seen a periodic table. It’s the international iconic flag that when hung on a wall says “scientists work here” in less than a second.
In a world of fast-paced advancement we are constantly excited by the next big discovery. Whether it’s an industrial innovation or a therapeutic breakthrough …

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[15 Apr 2014 | ]

What comes to mind when somebody says ‘work experience’? Endless hours manning the photocopying machine? Coffee making duty for days on end? These were the things that people had warned me about. Therefore, I entered my week of work experience at Malvern with these warnings in my mind.
Happily, I couldn’t have been more wrong about what work experience at Malvern would entail. It completely threw my pre-conceived ideas out of the window.
Firstly, the staff amazed me. Everyone I met was incredibly friendly and helpful, as well as dedicated to their work. They also …

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[27 Feb 2014 | ]

Long ago when I was still a student of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin I often bemoaned the relatively limited industrial engagement that we appeared to have. Apart from the career days and the “milk round” preps we didn’t seem to engage a lot with industrial partners.
How life has changed for colleges and universities today in that a lot of research funding is now coming from industrial partners and typically they have outreach programmes to attract and engage with external investors.
At Malvern we have a number of technology development and …

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