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[22 Aug 2017 | ]

Zetasizer: 21CFR? Electronic Record/Electronic Signature? Test Schedule?
 

The Malvern Zetasizer is an extremely versatile measurement system. By far the most systems are used in academic and industry research laboratories, for example in fundamental research, drug discovery, or formulation optimization. However, a significant number of installations are in operation in “controlled” environments, such as for quality control in pharmaceutical companies. Here documentation and compliance with good manufacturing standards GMP is critically important, and a specific version of the operating software exist that locks down standard operating procedures (SOP) with limited ability (based …

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Customer experience, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle concentration »

[17 Aug 2017 | ]

Being involved with the NanoSight products gives us visibility over a wide range of research areas that have a direct benefit to science and humanity. It is quite exciting to feel we are contributing to advancing science in these fields.
I was prompted to do a quick review of recent publications to see where NanoSight systems are being used after reading a recent article by Lara Aqrawi on characterizing extracellular vesicles in tears and saliva as a non-invasive diagnostic method for primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) patients. Nanoparticle tracking analysis was conducted …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Meet the Experts, Particle size, Zetasizer »

[20 Jun 2017 | ]

Three methods to verify dynamic light scattering systems
If you are a meticulous researcher you may want to test your new Zetasizer. Is it really providing the correct size? One of the advantages of dynamic light scattering is that there are no tweakable adjustments, it is all physics: laser wave length, scattering angle, refractive index of the dispersant are all known in advance and are given parameters for the optical setup and sample. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to check and verify the performance of the system. One of the …

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Archimedes, Customer experience, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Gel permeation chromatography, Image Analysis, MicroCal, Morphologi G3-ID, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle size, Protein Aggregation, Raman spectroscopy, Resonant mass measurement, Viscotek »

[1 Jun 2017 | ]

Our key driver at Malvern Instruments is to create technologies that make a difference or solve a problem, and working hand-in-hand with our customers enables us to make sure that’s exactly what’s happening, out in the field.  We place a high value on our collaborations and partnerships with customers from a wide range of industries and organizations across the globe and love to see how our systems are being used in real-world scenarios.  This gives us vital feedback on what we’re doing well, and also any tweaks we need to make in order to optimize …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic light scattering, Molecular size, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[25 May 2017 | ]

A challenge to all new Zetasizers!
 
The Zetasizer is so simple to use that the majority of Zetasizer (user)s just “dive in” and find out how to operate the system.
By design it is (almost) indestructable, so what can go wrong? Not much – nevertheless, you might be able to get even more use and benefit from your system with a little preparation.
 
Free eLearning video – really!
If you are relatively new to the Zetasizer then take a look at our free eLearning introductory course. It was meant as a teaser for the …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Molecular size, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[4 May 2017 | ]

3 stumbling blocks for Report Designer (Zetasizer) – the rule of two
The three most common holdups encountered in the report designer feature are listed here.
Not everyone delves into the depth of the Zetasizer software, but of those who do want to take advantage of the report customization features in the ‘report designer’ nearly everyone runs into at least one of these three common mistakes:

1. Folder locations – there are two!
The Zetasizer software is typically installed in a (hidden) Windows directory like  C:\Program Files\Malvern Instruments\Zetasizer Software and that’s good. However, if …

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Corporate, Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Inside Malvern Panalytical, Zetasizer »

[25 Apr 2017 | ]

Exposition at scientific meetings:
How useful are they and can they help me to get a job?
A brief insight from the ACS meeting
If you follow my writings, you’d probably expect more detail about Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)… However, today I’d like to report on a recent conference we went to, the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, otherwise known as ACS. It is the world’s largest scientific society by number with close to 160k members.  There were over 17k registrants at the San Francisco meeting earlier this month, quite a turnout. With the constant …

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Customer experience, Insitec, Kinexus, Mastersizer, Morphologi G3-ID, Tech Talk »

[30 Mar 2017 | ]

The recently announced merger of Malvern Instruments and PANalytical could not be better timed from the Cement industry’s perspective. Both companies are market leaders in their respective technology fields – Malvern in particle characterization and PANalytical in elemental and mineralogical analysis – and both having strong teams of application experts with a lot of experience in cement production and characterization.
The synergy between the teams and product offerings was described in a recent webinar by Harald van Weeren of PANalytical and myself. The live event was attended by over one hundred participants and …

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[9 Mar 2017 | ]

At Malvern, we are always excited to hear about the interesting and important research taking place that utilizes one or several of our advanced characterization systems. We are also interested in making sure others are aware of your research.
So to that end, if you are presenting a poster or talk at an upcoming conference or scientific meeting that includes data captured on a Malvern system, we’d love to hear about it. We may even be able to help promote your talk/poster ourselves.
Simply click on our Share your research so that we …

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Customer experience, Morphologi G3-ID »

[10 Jan 2017 | ]

At Malvern, we love hearing stories from our customers about how they use our technologies to help them better understand and control their products. From time to time we are going to share some of these stories in a feature we have entitled “Customer Spotlight”.
Our very first Customer Spotlight is from Amber Fradkin of the Particle Characterization Core Facility at KBI Biopharma in Boulder, CO. Amber received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering within the Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Program, with a specialization in the field of immunogenicity of therapeutic protein aggregates, at the University …

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Customer experience, OMNISEC »

[3 Jan 2017 | ]

One of the best parts of a job as a Product Manager or Technical Specialist is the continual learning that comes from customer interactions, relationships and collaborations. Visiting a new lab, learning about new areas of research and helping to guide measurements with real meaning and consequences is both enjoyable and rewarding.
This is particularly true when starting a new academic collaboration.  At Malvern, we’re pleased to announce that we are starting a new collaborative partnership with Professor Rigoberto Advincula at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to use advanced multi-detector gel-permeation …

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Customer experience, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Dynamic Light Scattering, Français, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Meet the Experts, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Tech Talk »

[14 Dec 2016 | ]

Journée d’information APGI/MALVERN – “Nouvelles méthodes de caractérisations des biomolécules”

Mercredi 11 janvier 2017 au CNAM
Co-organisé avec APGI et le CNAM
Avec le développement rapide de biomolécules dans les nouvelles thérapies, des techniques de caractérisation innovantes se développent en parallèle des techniques classiques (comme par exemple la chromatographie d’exclusion couplées à de la triple ou tetra détection, ou la technique NTA, très adaptée à la mesure des exosomes, des particules subvisibles et tout autre type de contaminant, etc).
C’est pourquoi l’APGI (Association de Pharmacie Galénique Industrielle) et Malvern vous invitent à une journée …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic light scattering, Molecular size, Molecular weight, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[20 Oct 2016 | ]

How can I save paper and print a Zetasizer report as a PDF?
 
Why print?
The Zetasizer software includes several popular report options. The most frequently used of these is probably the Intensity PSD (M), which gives a compact overview of the results. It lists the z-average and up to three peaks by intensity with their respective mean size, the area under the peak in % intensity and the standard deviation of the peak. In addition, several relevant sample identifiers and measurement conditions, like the sample name,  file name, refractive index of …

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Customer experience, Meet the Experts, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[13 Oct 2016 | ]

Water Treatment
The 7th International Conference and exhibition on Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) will take place at Telford, England on 2-3 November 2016.
We are giving a workshop on Thursday 3rd at 11:00 (in room 7).
This is “A brief introduction to zeta potential and sizing techniques in the water industry” and will mainly be focused on zeta potential which is gaining popularity as a monitor of particle instability to optimize the addition of expensive treatment chemicals, ultimately saving money.
Seasonal and geographical variation means the amount of chemical coagulant that needs …

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Customer experience, Zeta potential »

[1 Jun 2016 | ]

Fort McMurray is a small town in Canada caught in the grip of a natural disaster – a large wildfire burning southwest of the city. More than 100,000 residents of the city and the surrounding area were evacuated. As fire swept towards the city the largest wildfire evacuation in Canadian history was underway.
In the aftermath of events in Fort McMurray an urgent email from Mark Kitching, our Regional Sales Manager for Malvern Instruments Canada was received.
“How quickly can we get a Zeta WT unit out to Canada? – This is a disaster …

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Customer experience, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[14 Jan 2016 | ]

We are delighted to let you know that one of our new products, the Zetasizer WT, a dedicated on-line zeta potential analyzer for the Water Treatment industry won an Innovation award recently.
The event was held in November 2015 at the headquarters of Severn Trent Water in Coventry, UK, by the CIWEM (Certified Institute of Water and Environmental Management) and showcased ten new products available to the water treatment industry.
A show area was set up where representatives from the water industry could view and ask questions regarding the products on show and get a better understanding of their purpose and benefits. Malvern …

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Customer experience, Particle size, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[5 Nov 2015 | ]

Congratulations to Professor Kathryn Whitehead at CMU!

 
We were delighted to hear that Kathryn Whitehead at Carnegie Mellon University was selected as one of this year’s  “Brilliant Ten” by Popular Science.  She was chosen for her exciting research on nanoparticle drug delivery vehicles involving short (also known as small) interfering ribonucleic acids (siRNAs).
 
 
 
 
Cellular uptake of these delivery agents is affected by their size: in one of Prof. Whitehead’s recent publications ‘Lipidoid Nanoparticles for siRNA Delivery to the Intestinal Epithelium: In Vitro Investigations in a Caco-2 Model‘, nanoparticles with diameters of 110 …

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Customer experience, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, MicroCal »

[15 Oct 2015 | ]

If you missed our last webinar on DSC and biomolecular stability studies earlier this month, don’t worry we recorded it for you! … and we have another opportunity for you to join us for a second DSC focused webinar on October 22nd.
 
 
 
Come learn about the versatility and power of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) in biopharmaceutical development! DSC is one of the key approaches to the successful development of biopharmaceuticals, and is one of the most informative and relevant of biophysical methods currently available. DSC allows biopharmaceutical development with more confidence and at …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Meet the Experts, Molecular size, Zetasizer »

[1 Oct 2015 | ]

Washington University, St Louis, Missouri. October 2, 2015

We were invited to the Nano Research Facility workshop taking place this week in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Starting off Session II on Nanomaterial Sizing, Dr. Ana Morfesis will present her contribution on “Nanoparticle Size Measurements by Dynamic Light Scattering” at 10:00am in Bauer Hall.
 
 
 
 
The afternoon Session III is titled “Hands-on experience for Transmission electron Microscope (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), and Brunauer Emmet Teller (BET) ”
For the DLS part, a Zetasizer Nano will be available for sample …

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Customer experience, Meet the Experts, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[17 Sep 2015 | ]

Last week I attended the 6th International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter in Water (NOM 6) held in Malmo, Sweden
This conference had an interesting mix of presentations from leading Researcher’s and the Industrial water supply chain including Severn Trent Water. Emma Sharp, Severn Trent Water, presented an update of the first on-line Zetasizer WT trials within Severn Trent in her presentation “Using online zeta potential measurements for Coagulation control: A first for the UK Water Industry”

Undaunted by the size of the auditorium Emma delivered a very clear and …

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