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[17 Apr 2018 | ]

What is IIoT?
We now live in a world where there is an increasing reliance on the internet, not only for streaming movies or sending e-mails but for controlling a multitude of devices from domestic appliances to smart cars. The internet of things has also been embraced by the manufacturing industry, a paradigm known as the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) – when separate manufacturing units begin to function as one – and where the cloud is becoming the preferred way to store and share data.
Data has now become the lifeblood …

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ASD, Customer experience, Malvern Panalytical Events, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR) »

[10 Apr 2018 | ]

Authored by Stacey Leichliter – Stacey has published numerous articles on geo-metallurgy, domestically and internationally. Stacey has served as an exploration geologist, working and performing research on epithermal gold and porphyry gold-copper deposits. She received her undergraduate degree in Geology at Missouri University of Science and Technology and her graduate degree in Geology (Geometallurgy) from the University of Tasmania/CODES (Australia). 
Stacey Leichliter is a geo-metallurgist and has used near-infrared (NIR) instrumentation to characterize ore mineralogy at mine sites like AngloGold’s Cripple Creek facility in Colorado, USA. Upon demoing the ASD handheld …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Malvern Panalytical Events, Meet the Experts, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle concentration, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[5 Apr 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical Webinars

This month, we are running several webinars covering different techniques and our specialists will show you some typical examples of applications.
Here is the list of what’s coming up in April. You can register for free to all our webinars and you will automatically receive the On Demand version if you can’t finally attend the live event directly in your inbox!
19th – X-ray characterization of catalysts
Natalia Dadivanyan will present a variety of X-ray techniques for a structural characterization of catalysts on the example of automotive three-way catalysts at ambient and …

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry, MicroCal »

[4 Apr 2018 | ]

The MicroCal PEAQ-DSC was one of 15 technologies awarded a 2017 Innovation Award presented by The Medicine Maker Magazine. This was the third year that The Medicine Maker magazine has awarded this honor reserved for new technologies that aid in pharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing. These technologies range from those that reduce production time to others that improve the safety of a drug in an effort to provide recognition to the vendors whose technologies allow for breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical industry.
PEAQ-DSC is praised alongside Adents’ Prodigi, a cloud-based serialization solution; …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Malvern Panalytical Events, Morphologi, Raman spectroscopy »

[3 Apr 2018 | ]

I am absolutely delighted to find myself back in France, launching the NEW Morphologi 4 platform at Forum Labo, Lyon. It is the first opportunity I have had to see the instrument at an exhibition since its launch in February. The exhibition is a highlight of the year for anyone working in laboratories so it is an ideal stage for us to demonstrate how the Morphologi 4 platform complements other laboratory equipment. Morphological imaging and Morphologically-Directed Raman Spectroscopy MDRS® techniques are fast becoming an essential part of the particle characterization toolkit, …

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Borate fusion, Claisse, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[29 Mar 2018 | ]

Claisse® LeNeo was launched in 2014. It’s a one-position instrument that is used in various types of industries.
Read the following lines to discover why it’s the right instrument to use in universities and colleges’ labs.
Reason 1 – Safety
The safety of students should always be an academic institution’s main concern. Manual fusion is often used in colleges and universities’ laboratories, but it involves the manipulation of hot vessels and is not representative of technologies used in the labor market. By being fully automatic, LeNeo instrument guarantees cold-to-cold operation and avoids the …

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ASD, Meet the Experts, Molecular structure, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR) »

[27 Mar 2018 | ]

Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is a fast, non-destructive technique that measures light reflectance to determine various materials or identify compounds. NIR is widely applied and is used to measure food quality, validate pharmaceutical constituents, research climate change effects, identify counterfeit products, monitor agricultural crops, identify and even quantify mined minerals, just to give a few examples.
In mining, Malvern Panalytical’s ASD TerraSpec® line of spectrometers are used by leading mining corporations in mines around the world to help them vector in on their deposits faster as well as characterize the geology and …

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Elemental analysis, Empyrean, Epsilon, Français, Image Analysis, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, Meet the Experts, Particle shape, Particle size, X'Pert3, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zeta potential »

[22 Mar 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical sera à Forum Labo Biotech Lyon, Stand A12, (en bas des escalators) les 28 et 29 mars 2018. Forum Labo est le salon des fournisseurs de matériels et services pour le laboratoire.
Venez voir en exclusivité le nouveau granulomètre et analyseur de forme Morphologi 4 ainsi que 3 autres nouveaux instruments inédits !
Vous pourrez découvrir :

Un nouveau rhéomètre avec de nouvelles fonctionnalités,
Des passeurs d’échantillons pour Zetasizer, Nanosight NS300,

Un nouveau spectromètre de fluorescence X Epsilon 4 de la gamme Panalytical.

Toute notre équipe de spécialistes d’application sera présente, prête à répondre à toutes vos questions …

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Meet the Experts, MicroCal »

[20 Mar 2018 | ]

Recently, Technology Network published an online article on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) This article discusses the basics of DSC and provides guidelines and technical tips for successful DSC experiments.
This article focuses on the new MicroCal PEAQ-DSC system from Malvern Panalytical.  This instrument provides high quality, reproducible DSC data.  The MicroCal PEAQ-DSC instrument is an useful addition to any lab that analyzes proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and other biopolymers. DSC data are critical to the stability characterization of biotherapeutic drugs during development, to help choose the most stable drugs.
For more information on …

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Dynamic Light Scattering, Malvern Panalytical Events, Meet the Experts, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[15 Mar 2018 | ]

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), sometimes referred to as Photon Correlation Spectroscopy or Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering, is a technique classically used for measuring the size of particles typically in the sub-micron region, dispersed in a liquid. The sensitivity of some modern systems is such that it can also now be used to measure the size of macromolecules in solution.
In this new webinar, I summarise how the technique works, what its size and concentration limits are and discuss its advantages and disadvantages.
This webinar was well-attended and I received several questions, I thought …

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Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental analysis, Epsilon, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[13 Mar 2018 | ]

Gelatin is a well-known ingredient in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. It is colorless and flavorless and is used for example as a thickener in many sweets or in capsules. Gelatin is a natural product and can be derived from collagen obtained from e.g. cattle, fish, chicken, and horses. Depending on source and preparation methods (acidic or alkali) many different types of gelatin with varying quality are obtained.
The need for analysis
You might remember a few years ago there was news from China about toxic gelatin capsules containing high concentrations …

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Elemental analysis, Malvern Panalytical Events, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetium »

[8 Mar 2018 | ]

After the introduction of the Zetium at Pittcon in March 2015, I look back at the most exciting product launch I have ever been part of with great awe of what we have achieved. I still remember my euphoric mood on my flight back from New Orleans. Not because of amenities on board or the limited leg room, no, it was about what had happened in the past months in the running up to the launch of our latest product, the Zetium XRF spectrometer.
Now you must know. I have been …

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Electrophoretic light scattering, Tech Talk, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[6 Mar 2018 | ]

Will the zeta potential of my vesicles vary in different buffers?
 

The short answer is: Yes, it will. In select cases, the value of the measured zeta potential may remain close to the same. However, that is the exception rather than the rule. This is no different for vesicles than for other nanoparticles, biomolecules, polyelectrolytes, etc.
How does zeta change with salt concentration?
The zeta potential of a colloidal particle in solution is a description of the overall effective net charge of the particle under the sample system conditions. Thus the effective net …

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Meet the Experts, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle concentration »

[1 Mar 2018 | ]

I am excited that the Sample Assistant autosampler for the NanoSight NS300 was recently launched as we are get increasing numbers of requests for automated NTA analyses. The full launch webinar is available showing the system in operation and the user interfaces.
Having worked with several of the beta test sites, I can see how valuable this accessory will be in the field. Many of our users are testing increasing numbers of samples, some to the point where a person is essentially full time testing samples on the NanoSight system. On one …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Inside Malvern Panalytical, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[27 Feb 2018 | ]

What a wonderful boost we had to the February 14th launch of the new Morphologi 4 and Morphologi 4-ID when we found out that these systems were winners of an iF (Industrie Forum) Design 2018 award!  As the Project Manager responsible for Visual Brand Language on the Morphologi 4 range, I work closely with the design teams both here at Malvern Panalytical, and also at DCA Design, the agency which helped bring our vision for the instruments to life!
So, what are some of the design changes we implemented in the …

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Aeris, ASD, Epsilon, Laser Diffraction, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Particle size, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[22 Feb 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical will be in Minnesota, United States at the SME Annual Conference & Expo from February 25-28th!
SME is the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. This event gathers together the mining and mineral community, comprised of engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. The society advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development.

ASD TerraSpec® Halo
We invite you to come discover the product lines of Malvern Panalytical and what we can do for your mining and mineral needs. Find the following instruments in our …

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ASD, Customer experience, Image Analysis, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[15 Feb 2018 | ]

WEBINAR: Precision Agriculture & Ground-truthing using Spectral Signatures
Please consider registering for Malvern Panalytical’s first ASD webinar of the 2018 series! This year’s webinar series begins with a focus on the application study of precision agriculture and spectral signatures, featuring the ASD FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res NG Spectroradiometer

In this webinar, you will learn:

Use of the FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res as a tool to verify the accuracy of UAV and satellite imagery and for ground truthing purposes
Use of the FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res for spectral unmixing and classification of land cover types in multispectral satellite imagery
An example …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Malvern Panalytical Events, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[14 Feb 2018 | ]

東京へ ようこそ!  Welcome to Tokyo!  I’m very excited to return to Japan with the launch of the new Morphologi 4 range here at Tokyo Big Sight.  We’re at Nanotech 2018, and the additive manufacturing technology exhibition running concurrently – but more on that later.
My return to Japan with the Morphologi 4 also marks the completion of a personal journey, which started almost three years ago when I seconded to our Tokyo office to learn more about the customer applications of the previous Morphologi platform, the G3. (In fact, if you tune in to …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Malvern Panalytical Events, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[13 Feb 2018 | ]

As I find myself surrounded by snow in Paris – the city of love – I’ve received news from my colleague, Sarennah Longworth-Cook, who has just been measuring chocolate on the new Morphologi 4 using the new Sharp Edge measurement mode.  How apt, since we’ll be launching the new Morphologi 4 range on Valentine’s Day!
So, what can Morphologi 4 tell us about our delicious chocolatey treats?

I know we don’t all think about this sort of thing whilst we’re enjoying eating it, but the way that chocolate feels and melts in …

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3D structure / imaging, Borate fusion, Claisse, Tech Talk, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[8 Feb 2018 | ]

When performed correctly, fusion is the sample preparation technique that leads to the obtention of the most precise and accurate XRF and ICP analytical results. Among all factors that need to be considered to get great glass disks or solutions and therefore excellent analysis, the choice of flux is one of the most important.
Let’s discover why.
An Indispensable Chemical
The flux forms the matrix of the disk analyzed by the spectrometer. It must melt before the sample dissolves into it. An adequate flux allows to:

Optimize the solubility of the sample and …

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