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Automated imaging is a high resolution direct technique for characterizing particles. Individual particle images are captured from dispersed samples and analyzed to determine their particle size, particle shape and other physical properties.

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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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Meet the Experts, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[16 Oct 2018 | ]

In this blog post, we look at the history of the software ‘bug’ and explain how not everything that appears to be a software issue is caused by the software itself. With this in mind, we examine how the new design of the Morphologi 4 and Morphologi 4-ID  has helped reduce the risk of environmental issues causing problems which may previously have been mistaken for bugs in the software.  
The term ‘bug’ was used as far back as the 1870s to describe errors or glitches in a system. Early adopters of the …

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Image Analysis, Morphologi, Tech Talk »

[28 Aug 2018 | ]

How the development of automated test scripts has increased test coverage and improved the overall quality of the software on the Morphologi 4 and 4-ID
My role as the Software Test Engineer of the Morphologi team is to ensure that changes made to the software meet the acceptance criteria and the high-quality standards of the overall software are still met. I find the work we do at Malvern Panalytical fascinating, however, testing software used for applications like Morphologi 4 and 4-ID has its challenges – the biggest of which is the time required to run …

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

[19 Jul 2018 | ]

Authored by Chris Adams. Chris Adams is a PhD candidate at the Imperial College London (United Kingdom), and a 2017 ASD Goetz Instrument Student Support Program winner. ASD, a brand of Malvern Panalytical, offers two different instrument loan programs which provide ASD instruments free of charge to graduate level students in support of their novel, unconventional and/or fundamental research. The Goetz Instrument Support Program was established over ten years ago to further encourage a creative research environment within the Remote Sensing and Field Spectroscopy world-wide community.  

Identifying and Exploiting Hyperspectral …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[11 Jul 2018 | ]

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Morphologi 4 and Morphologi 4-ID launch webinar on 14th February, and to everyone who has watched the recording. If you missed it, you can watch it now.
Time did not allow us to answer all of the many and varied questions that came in during the webinar, and during my travels rolling out the new system, I’ve received lots of additional questions.  Therefore, I have taken the opportunity to answer many of these here.  If you have any further questions that aren’t answered …

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

[10 May 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical recently hosted an ASD webinar presentation titled, “Precision Agriculture & Ground Truthing using Spectral Signatures.” This webinar was delivered by Keynote Speaker Christopher Crockett of Highland Precision Ag, and featured a section focusing on Christopher’s research involving the detection and prediction of two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) infestation levels on strawberry leaves using the ASD FieldSpec® 4 High-Resolution Spectroradiometer.
TSSM’s are mite pests that can cause significant damage to plants – these are some of the most pervasive and ubiquitously distributed arthropod pests on the entire globe. They are found …

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

[8 May 2018 | ]

Interested in the size, shape and chemical identity of your particles?
 
Have an application where particle shape plays a critical role, such as particle packing or adhesion to surfaces?
 
Need forensic evaluation of a failed batch, or identification of a contaminant in the process line?
 
A recent value analysis shows that a customer’s use of MDRS for component-specific particle characterization helped them save up to $500,000 when compared to conventional analysis.
Malvern Panalytical
117 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA
Thursday, May 10 2018, 8:30 – 1:30
This seminar is your chance to learn more about Morphological Imaging for the …

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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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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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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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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, 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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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Malvern Panalytical Events, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[7 Feb 2018 | ]

A week today, we will be excitedly preparing for the launch of the brand new Morphologi® 4 and Morphologi 4-ID! As we approach the next exciting chapter in Morphologi’s evolution, I’ve been looking back at just how far this instrument has come over the years.
Malvern Panalytical’s first foray into static morphological imaging was our acquisition of the Pharma Vision 830 in late 2003.  This system worked by using a linear actuator to automatically move the camera across the sample tray as it took digitized video images. At the time, it …

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Image Analysis, Meet the Experts, Morphologi, Particle shape, Particle size »

[28 Dec 2017 | ]

After a break of 4 years, it was great to get back to the Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference (DDL2017) in Edinburgh this year. After the snow and gales of previous years when I have visited it was rather quiet in terms of weather this year, but not in terms of content as this was varied and interesting. I caught up on some of the latest advances in inhaled device development targeting special populations, such as small children or critically ill patients. It was really exciting to see the …

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ASD, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Image Analysis, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[21 Dec 2017 | ]

In the realm of earth observation and as satellite imagery and remote sensing become more popular, it can still be confusing to determine how to use or interpret imagery to solve real problems.
When is an image not just an image?
If you think about the photos you take with a camera, what you see is what you get. A color photo combines red, green and blue reflected light in the same way that our eyes capture reflected light, so it looks like a realistic version of what we would see if …

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ASD, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Image Analysis, Meet the Experts, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[30 Nov 2017 | ]

The ASD FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res NG provides enhanced spectral resolution to support accurate calibration and image classification analysis.
Higher resolution hyperspectral sensors yield greater precision for remote sensing classification applications, producing more information from every pixel generated in an image than ever before. In order to take advantage of the full potential of these sensors, measurements from ground-based instrumentation need to meet or exceed the sensor’s spectral resolution. In the absence of this resolution equality, data are interpolated during post-processing; as a result, vital spectral information can be smoothed and lost.
The enhanced spectral resolution …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Meet the Experts, Morphologi, Particle shape, Raman spectroscopy »

[29 Sep 2017 | ]

I have just come back from presenting my talk ‘Application of Morphologically-Directed Raman Spectroscopy in deformulation and in vitro bioequivalence studies’ at the pharma focus session of Powtech 2017.
The talk indicated how there are still many drug products that have come of patent but do not yet have generic equivalents available and how there is a drive from the regulatory bodies to make health care more accessible and so they are producing many guidance documents to help address this.
I gave an overview of a proposed workflow for developing generic drug …

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Archimedes, Binding affinity and Kd, Chemical identification, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Dynamic Light Scattering, Gel permeation chromatography, Image Analysis, Label-free analysis, MicroCal, Microcalorimetry, Morphologi, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle concentration, Particle shape, Particle size, Protein Aggregation, Raman spectroscopy, Resonant mass measurement, Rheology, Size Exclusion Chromatography, Taylor Dispersion Analysis, Tech Talk, Viscosizer TD, Viscotek, Zetasizer »

[21 Sep 2017 | ]

I know this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but in this case, it was actually the beginning of the 2017 Colorado Protein Stability Conference, held in July at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. In attendance was a range of scientists and researchers from all over the world, with one common subject in mind: Protein Stability.

One of the highlights of this conference was the pre-conference workshop. This was a free workshop for all attendees of the conference, which was sponsored by Malvern Panalytical. The workshop included a range …

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Chemical identification, Image Analysis, Meet the Experts, Morphologi, Particle shape »

[7 Sep 2017 | ]

Standing at just under 3800 m tall with its distinctive symmetrical cone-shaped peak, the majestic Mount Fuji, or Fujisan (富士山) as it is known locally, is one of the most iconic symbols of Japan.
Therefore, it seemed only appropriate that whilst on secondment in Malvern’s Tokyo application lab, I should attempt to reach the summit of this famous volcano and, in something of a cliché, watch the sunrise from the highest peak in the Land of the Rising Sun.
There is only a short window each year in which one is permitted …

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