NanoSight Introduces LM10-HS Offering Increased Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis Sensitivity

Published on January 22, 2009 at 4:12 AM

NanoSight recently announced the release of a new super-sensitive system to compliment their range of instruments for imaging and sizing nanoparticles in liquid suspension.

The system utilizes EMCCD camera technology (Electron Multiplication Charge Coupled Device), which has improved the sensitivity of the standard NanoSight systems by a factor of x100.

In practice, this means that the lower limit of detection for a particular particle type has been improved by a factor of two when compared to the standard LM10 system.

This advance of the new LM10-HS system offers exciting potential in applications such as the detection of viruses and bacteriophages. The ability to detect very small, low refractive index viruses (~20nm) and provide absolute virus concentrations is of paramount importance to those working in vaccine manufacture, phage therapeutics, virus clearance studies and virus purification. The ability to count virus concentration had previously only been possible through labor-intensive Electron Microscopy whereas the NanoSight technique can provide information on virus concentration in under 1 minute.

A specification sheet for the LM10-HS is available from the NanoSight web site along with more information about NanoSight and the principles of nanoparticle tracking analysis. Visit

For more information about NanoSight and how their instrumentation is applied to applications in both the biological and materials sciences, please visit

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