A number of Malvern
products will make their first ACHEMA appearances this year (11-15 May 2009,
Frankfurt, Germany), with the company exhibiting on two stands, one focusing
on analysis in the laboratory and the other in the process sector. Recently
launched and on display will be Malvern’s Kinexus rotational rheometer,
Zetasizer APS and Zetasizer µV particle characterization systems, a new
application for the Morphologi G3, and a new photodiode array detector for the
Viscotek TDAmax™ gel permeation chromatography system. On the process
stand, visitors will be able to take tours of Insitec particle sizing systems
using exciting new three-dimensional interactive electronic simulations.
Malvern’s Kinexus is a revolutionary new rotational rheometer platform.
It incorporates technological innovations in the most critical areas of rheometer
design, from sample preparation and loading, through measurement set-up and
operation, to data analysis and reporting. Adaptive intelligence allows Kinexus
to actively guide users at every stage.
A new dynamic light scattering system, the Zetasizer APS automates size measurements
of samples in 96- or 384-well microplates. Designed primarily for protein specialists,
the system is fully automated, simply requiring users to insert the plate and
press start. It allows quick and easy investigation of a protein’s condition
at different stages of the purification process, and at later stages of formulation
under a range of environmental conditions.
The Zetasizer µV is an advanced light scattering system specifically
intended for the characterization of proteins and other biomolecules. Requiring
just two microlitres of sample, it enables measurement of as little as 40 nanograms
of BSA (bovine serum albumin) for example – an industry leading specification.
This dedicated system supports improved understanding and management of a wide
range of biomolecule applications.
Morphologi G3 – foreign particulate matter
A new capability for the award-winning Morphologi G3 particle characterization
system enables the fully automated detection, enumeration and size classification
of foreign particulate matter collected on a filter. Traditionally this has
been the preserve of manual light microscopy. Now the Morphologi G3 brings fully
automated image analysis to accelerate characterization and remove any operator
The new photodiode array (PDA) detector for the TDAmax™ gel permeation
chromatography (GPC/SEC) system from Viscotek, provides a powerful and flexible
tool for the rapid analysis of both polymers and biopolymers. The PDA is ideal
for the analysis of blends used to produce high performance polymers, and the
product streams from complex copolymerisation reactions. Its many applications
in the life sciences include identifying protein conjugates and complexes, aggregation
and stability, and determining concentration ratios.
Malvern specialists will be available throughout the show to advise on your
specific materials characterization challenges.