Precision Detectors, Inc. (est. 1991) is a Massachusetts based company that specializes in the manufacture of state-of-the-art detectors and software for the characterization of proteins, polymers, macromolecules and nanoparticles.
Precision Detectors utilizes cutting-edge laser based techniques that probe two different aspects of the interaction of light with matter.
Static light scattering, also known as Rayleigh or Classical light scattering, measures the integrated intensity as a function of the light scattering angle. From this information the average molecular weight (Mw) and the radius of gyration (Rg) is determined.
Precision Detectors, Inc., was the first company to introduce the technique of flow-through dynamic light scattering (DLS) for the characterization of macromolecules in solution. This technique is used to determine size distributions based on the hydrodynamic radius.
As innovators in the field of light scattering, Precision Detectors, Inc., was first to leverage the analytical power of both static and dynamic light scattering measurements into a single 10 microliter low-dispersion flow cell.
The product line includes detectors for HPLC and SEC .. Light Scattering, Viscometry, Laser Refractive Index Detectors as well as providing Q-vette based systems for Crystalographers and Protein Kinetics which compete against the Protein Solutions Dynapro Systems . .
Precision Detectors have also won awards from the NIH to help towards the development of novel techniques for protein characterization