world-leading manufacturers of unique nanoparticle characterization technology,
together with distributor partners Schaefer Technologie, have recently held
a meeting of users of their successful range of nanoparticle tracking analysis
instruments in Langen, Germany.
Delegates at NanoSight’s European Users’ Meeting
More than thirty NanoSight users came to a sunny Langen near Frankfurt to share
their experiences in developing test methods for nanoparticle measurement and
characterization. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to present new
data using nanoparticle tracking analysis, NTA.
Invited speakers from leading national research laboratories and universities
gave papers on a broad range of topics. These ranged from the study of the electrophoretic
mobility of nanoparticles generated by laser ablation in liquids from the Laser
Zentrum in Hannover to qualitative and quantitative analysis of nanomaterials
in environmental samples form the University of Koblenz-Landau. Nanotoxicology
was discussed in a talk on starch-coated magnetic nanoparticles with pendant
chelating agents given by Holger Stephan of the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
The ground-breaking work of Wim Jiskoot's research group from Leiden University,
the Netherlands on using NTA for the measurement of nanoparticle and protein
aggregates was also reported.
The meeting enabled users to bring their instruments with them for service
and software upgrades carried out by NanoSight support staff from the UK. Led
by founder and CTO, Bob Carr, users further learned about the use of fluorescence
detection to study nanoparticles and concentration determination methods in
To build on this success NanoSight will be holding more users' meetings
worldwide. The next is scheduled in the USA in Washington DC. More information
about nanoparticle characterization using nanoparticle tracking analysis is
available by visiting the company's website (www.nanosight.com) where visitors
may also register for the latest issue of NanoTrail, the company's electronic