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Technologies for determination of elemental composition of materials.

The elemental composition of materials is often a critical parameter in product quality and safety. The technique best suited to accomplish the analyses depends on the material, its location, and industry specific criteria.

Customer experience, Elemental analysis, Epsilon, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), TerraSpec, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[4 Dec 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical participated in a field experiment PANGAEA-X 2017 organized by ESA for the chemical analysis of water-related minerals in volcanic landscapes. For this exercise, Lanzarote was selected, the island of 1000 volcanoes.
Two transportable analytical devices from Malvern Panalytical, Epsilon 1 and the ASD TerraSpec Halo, were used for quick identification of minerals in rocks and dust particles. Since both devices use X-rays and infrared energies, they are non-destructive and therefore are complementary techniques for chemical analyses.

Together with Jesús Frías, Professor of planetary geochemistry at the Geosciences Institute in Spain, …

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Binding affinity and Kd, Chemical identification, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic light scattering, Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification, Empyrean, Epsilon, Image Analysis, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Laser Diffraction, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, MicroCal, Microcalorimetry, Morphologi, Particle shape, Particle size, Tech Talk, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetasizer »

[19 Oct 2018 | ]

On October 2, 2018, we held a seminar entitled “Overcoming Characterization Challenges in Drug Formulation” in the Boston area.  It was a great opportunity to meet with many pharmaceutical scientists in the area and learn about their challenges and concerns.  The presentations addressed a number of topics of interest, from stability of formulations, trace phase and impurity detection, deformulation, root cause analysis, to optimizing small molecule candidate screening.  There were great questions from the audience, so we rounded up several questions and answers here to share.
How does the Mastersizer 3000 see …

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Customer experience, Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification, Epsilon, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[11 Oct 2018 | ]

Of all the chemical processes in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries, cross-coupling reactions are among the most important.  This often involves platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts, which then must be separated from the product to avoid contamination of the product by these regulated elemental impurities (USP<232>), as well as avoiding that these valuable materials enter the waste stream.
Here is where the process chemists step in to save the day, developing methods to scavenge metal catalyst, tailored for effectiveness with each new compound.  This is an iterative process, and metals …

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

[27 Sep 2018 | ]

Technology developments have fundamentally changed the way elemental analysis can be performed. In the past elemental analysis techniques, like ICP and floor-standing wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF), were limited to central laboratories. Over the past two decades, the performance of smaller energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analyzers have improved a lot, mainly due to the rapid development in electronics and detector technology. This has enabled benchtop XRF systems, like Malvern Panalytical’s Epsilon range, to perform norm-compliant analysis. It has become possible to bring elemental analysis towards the sample, decreasing feedback …

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Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification, Epsilon, Tech Talk, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[17 May 2018 | ]

Outdoor air pollution can have many sources, both anthropogenic (power generation, vehicle emissions, industrial and agricultural emissions, etc.) and natural, for instance, volcanic eruption, wind erosion or wildfires.  A key area of concern is the Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM), which can have adverse effects on health, particularly in the particle size ranges under ten microns.  These are further characterized by two designations – PM10 (2.5 – 10 micron) and PM2.5 (<2.5 micron), with PM10 having the ability to penetrate deep into lungs, and PM2.5 able to permeate throughout the body …

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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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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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2830 ZT, 3D structure / imaging, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification, Epsilon, Meet the Experts, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetium »

[1 Feb 2018 | ]

For quality and process control many elemental analysis techniques are available. Let’s see how ICP, AAS, ICP-MS, ICP-OES and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) stack up are traditional techniques used in many industries. Each of these techniques has a number of advantages and disadvantages giving the analyst the flexibility to choose which technology suits best. When the required limits of quantification are above 1 ppm (µg/g), or when the non-destructive analysis is required, XRF is a very attractive technique that should be considered, especially when analyzing solids, powders, slurries, filters, and …

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