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[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, 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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Customer experience, Parsum, Particle size, Spatial Filter Velocimetry, Tech Talk »

[25 Aug 2015 | ]

When it comes to scale-up, processes which are based on mixing are often particularly challenging. Critical geometries shift as vessel size is increased and mixing regimes can vary as a function of scale, even when using established scale-up protocols based on, for example, impeller tip speed.
The optimization and scale-up of high shear wet granulation processes exemplifies this problem. Though widely used to prepare blends for oral solid dosage (OSD), wet granulations are notoriously sensitive to small changes in the formulation or mixing regime. Batch to batch variability is often high …

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Customer experience, Laser Diffraction, Mastersizer, Particle size, Spraytec »

[4 Aug 2015 | ]

Regular readers of this blog will know that one of the most important pieces of advice we provide with respect to setting product specifications or developing new methods is that one number is never enough. For example, a single measurement is always perfect and tells you nothing about how a method is performing – it is only by making repeat measurements that the method’s performance can be ascertained. And when it comes to setting specifications, selecting a single number from a Malvern analysis report and using it as a quality …

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Customer experience, Tech Talk »

[9 Jun 2015 | ]

Everyone has to start somewhere, right?  Here at Malvern we know that it’s important to understand the basics, to make sure you can walk before you run.  When we review information about what educational content has been downloaded most from our resource center, you can guarantee that the entry level materials are at the top of the list.
So here we have gathered together a pretty comprehensive list of the basic & introductory resources for all manner of materials characterization techniques, ready for you to peruse at your leisure whether you are an absolute …

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Customer experience, Malvern Events, Nanosight, Viscotek, Zetasizer »

[4 Jun 2015 | ]

San Francisco, CA. If you are in the Northern California Bay area then this might be of interest. We are exhibiting at the AAPS National Biotech meeting next week, and complimentary registrations are available for the exhibit at no cost to you.
Visit us at booth #412 in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Yerba Buena Ballroom and talk with a Malvern expert to find out more about:

Ultimate sensitivity in advanced chromatography detection, brand new OMNISEC
Combining the easiest-to-use SEC-MALS with Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
Finding structural information with Raman and the new …

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Customer experience, Mastersizer, Morphologi G3, Parsum, Particle shape, Particle size, Spatial Filter Velocimetry, Tech Talk »

[8 Apr 2015 | ]

Fluidized Bed Coating
Improving the fluidized bed coating process with PAT & AI
Leia este blog no Português
On the morning of February 25, 2015, a doctoral defense was performed by Carlos Alexandre Moreira da Silva, Master in Chemical Engineering from University State of Campinas (Unicamp), under Prof. Dr. Osvaldir Taranto Pereira’s supervision.
The thesis titled “Application of Process Analytical Technology and Artificial Intelligence to monitor and control a fluidized bed coating process” developed in Chemical Engineering Faculty at the State University of Campinas, set an innovation in the study of the key parameters involved …

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