Author Archives: Anne Virden


Dr. Anne Virden joined Malvern in 2007 and is Product Technical Specialist for Malvern's laser diffraction range. Anne has PhD in physics at the University of York, specializing in fine particle magnetism where she gained experience in a range of advanced characterization techniques.

Published 23 Aug 2012

Problems with your particle size measurements? Malvern’s laser diffraction Masterclasses are here to help!

Hello again my name is Anne Virden and I am a technical specialist for diffraction at Malvern. My regular part in Malvern’s webinar program is to present the laser diffraction Masterclass series. The Masterclass is split up into several webinars…READ MORE >

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Published 7 Oct 2011

Sizing up the store cupboard

Last week I swapped a heat wave in the UK for a decidedly wet East Coast of the US, to do some Mastersizer 3000 training for some of Malvern’s account managers, application specialists and technical specialists at two of our…READ MORE >

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Published 25 Aug 2011

Diffraction dissected

Laser diffraction is now such a ubiquitous particle sizing technique that I think its intricacies and power are sometimes simply taken for granted. I hope you’ll indulge me then when I point you towards a new publication in the August…READ MORE >

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Published 16 May 2011

How geology might rock your world!

When I was asked to consult on a research paper written about geology, by geologists, I didn’t imagine at the time that it might be well worth a read for anyone working with materials characterization… …or that I’d ever get…READ MORE >

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Published 14 Dec 2010

Take a deep breath….

Things were hectic in Edinburgh last week where, despite the weather, many people made it to the 21st Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference. It was a great place to catch up with what’s happening in pulmonary and nasal drug…READ MORE >

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Published 26 Nov 2010

Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) 2010

Hello. My name is Anne Virden and I am ‘Product Technical Specialist Diffraction’ at Malvern Instruments. Laser  diffraction is a key analytical tool in the development of inhaled pharmaceuticals, so I am really looking forward to attending this year’s Drug…READ MORE >

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