Malvern Instruments growing range of analytical instrumentation now includes extended solutions for characterization at the nanoscale and an expanded portfolio for those working in preformulation and formulation development in the biopharmaceuticals sector. At Analytica 2014 (1-4 April, Munich, Germany) Malvern will demonstrate how using complementary technologies to address analytical challenges, across many different industry sectors and applications, delivers the detailed information and understanding required to engineer efficient processes and high quality products.
Malvern recently announced an exclusive global distribution agreement with Rheosense Inc. to promote, market sell and support the VROC product range into industrial markets. The m-VROCi, a new microfluidic Viscometer/Rheometer On a Chip, will be on the Malvern stand for first time in Europe at Analytica.
Malvern’s acquisition of NanoSight in 2013 means that NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) systems will also be exhibited on the Malvern stand at Analytica for the first time. Together with the established Zetasizer and Viscotek GPC/SEC systems, and the new Archimedes and Viscosizer 200 instruments, the NanoSight NTA range further strengthens Malvern’s offering of orthogonal technologies for characterization at the nanoscale. The result is a toolbox of complementary systems that support today’s diverse characterization needs, from nanoparticles to proteins and beyond.
Visitors to the Malvern stand can also learn about the complementarity of Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analysis and Morphologi G3-ID image analysis based particle characterization and chemical identification, for the elucidation of complex materials such as pharmaceutical blends.
Rheology and viscometry solutions support many aspects of materials understanding and Malvern will show the Kinexus rotational rheometer, and the new Viscosizer 200, whose high throughput analysis of small volume samples is proving highly suitable for viscosity screening at the all important pre-formulation stage of developing large molecule drugs.
The new Viscotek SEC-MALS 20 detector is the latest addition to Malvern’s range of GPC/SEC products. Viscotek gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) systems measure absolute molecular weight, mass, size, concentration and the molecular structure of proteins, polymers and other macromolecules.