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22.09.2016

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Malvern Store is one year old!

One year ago, We launched our ‘new and improved’ online store! All orders completed on the Malvern store are already discounted by 5%, and to celebrate it’s 1st birthday, we are offering an additional 5% discount* to use on your next visit. Use voucher code 052...

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21.09.2016

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Vaccine adjuvants – Size and charge for alum or liposomes

Adjuvants for vaccination – How size and zeta may be relevant   What is an adjuvant? Adjuvants are substances which are added to medicines to trigger and enhance an immune response to an antigen. In the USA, the most commonly-used adjuvant is alum, and many vaccines in...

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20.09.2016

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Dishwashing with chamomile – DLS shows super micelles

Washing dishes with DLS How does dish washing work? Surfactants have seemingly magical properties: combine greasy plates with dish washing liquid and hot water and the dishes become squeaky clean again. So, how does that actually work? Detergents are often amphiphilic molecule...

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15.09.2016

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NTA or DLS?

Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis or Dynamic Light Scattering ? After a recent joint NanoSight and Zetasizer demonstration, I received this set of questions that helps illustrate the core of the issue of these two techniques:         Since the Nanosight gives m...

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14.09.2016

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[White Paper] Ein grundlegender Leitfaden zur Partikelcharakterisierung

Grundlagen zu den wichtigsten Verfahren der Partikelcharakterisierung, die derzeit in Industrie und Forschung eingesetzt werden: Prinzipien der Partikelcharakterisierung und die jeweils geeigneten Methoden, Technologien und Applikationen.

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13.09.2016

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Meet Malvern and Sysmex at the International Symposium on GPC/SEC and Related Techniques

Together with Sysmex, our distributor in Benelux, we are proud to be Gold Sponsors of the International Symposium on GPC/SEC and Related Techniques, taking place from 26-29th September in Amsterdam. One of our technical experts, John Stenson, is looking forward to presenting some...

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12.09.2016

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ETG’s are hard at work! Take a break & Join us!

Asphalt Expert Task Group Meeting The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Expert Task Groups (ETGs) on Asphalt Mixtures and Binder Technology is organizing meetings on September, 12-15, 2016. The upcoming meetings will take place at the University of Mass Dartmouth Campus out...

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08.09.2016

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Parthnership announcement – Pensabio Biotechnology

Malvern is pleased to announce PENSABIO Biotechnology as a new partner acting as an Exclusive Representative in Brazil to product lines MicroCal, NanoSight, Archimedes, Zetasizer Helix and Viscosizer TD. Therefore, from 2016, the Pensabio now assumes the sale process (Pre and Po....

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06.09.2016

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Polymers defeat paper in the money business: the New Fiver

On the 13th of September 2016 polymers will officially become legal tender in the United Kingdom in the form of the new Bank of England £5 note. The new polymer banknotes will give us cleaner, safer and stronger notes in comparison to the current £5 note, which is made from cotto...

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05.09.2016

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Morphologi G3-ID: Partikelgröße, -form, -anzahl und chemische Zusammensetzung

Bildanalyse kombiniert mit Raman-Spektroskopie bestimmt Partikelgröße, -form, -anzahl, -verteilung und identifiziert die chemische Zusammensetzung bis hin zu deren Eigenschaften und Struktur.

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01.09.2016

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Missed our 2016 summer webinars? Catch up here…

Summer is almost over but the weather is still really nice! For those who missed our webinars this summer, I’ve compilled the list for you to catch up on all our exciting subject covered recently. Amber Fradkin from KBI Biopharma will provide case studies to highlight the a...

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30.08.2016

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An introduction to Gel Permeation Chromatography in 30 minutes

GPC explained in 30 minutes Macromolecules, including both natural and synthetic polymers and proteins, have become ingrained in our everyday life. Everything from the plastic in toys, the pipes in your house, to the components in your food and medicine are comprised of macromole...

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25.08.2016

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D90, D50, D10, and span – for DLS?

Size distributions are a description of the fact that not every component in the sample has the same size.  There is a range of sizes present, as mathematically described by a distribution.       There are different ways to represent this distribution in terms of: ...

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25.08.2016

Veranstaltungen

PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEINS

06.09.2016 um 09:00 Uhr - 07.09.2016 um 17:00 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: LMU/BMC MUNICH

BMC/LMU Munich, GE Healthcare and Malvern Instruments invite you to a seminar on PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEINS. The hands-on seminar will show you the latest technology innovations to purify and characterize proteins & their applications.

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24.08.2016

Veranstaltungen

IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN! PARTICLE SIZE, SHAPE & CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

18.10.2016 von 09:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: IZB MUNICH - MARTINSRIED

Solves complex particle characterization challenges where component-specific particle size and shape distributions are required, but furthermore it identifies the components within powder blends and dispersions for detecting contaminant or suspicious particles in your formulation

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23.08.2016

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MicroCal User Days in San Diego and Cambridge MA in October 2016: Register Now

Malvern Instruments is sponsoring two “MicroCal User Days” in October: Tuesday October 18 2016: West Coast MicroCal User Day in San Diego, CA   Thursday October 27 2016: New England MicroCal User Day in Cambridge, MA   Each of the User Days features talks by scientists ...

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22.08.2016

Veranstaltungen

GELPERMEATIONSCHROMATOGRAPHIE - ANWENDUNGSMÖGLICHKEITEN IM BEREICH VON POLYMEREN & BIOPOLYMEREN

20.09.2016 um 09:00 Uhr - 21.09.2016 um 13:00 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: Universität Erlangen, Lehrstuhl für Polymerwerkstoffe, Gebäude 114

Bei polymeren Werkstoffen werden viele Eigenschaften maßgeblich durch die Molmassenverteilung und die Molekültopographie bestimmt. Bei der molekularen Charakterisierung ist die Gelpermeationschromatographie mittlerweile etablierte, allerdings werden zusätzliche Infos gefordert:

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19.08.2016

Veranstaltungen

ANWENDUNGSMÖGLICHKEITEN DER PARTIKELMESSTECHNIK & RHEOLOGIE BEI DER HERSTELLUNG VON SUSPENSIONEN & EMULSIONEN

05.10.2016 um 09:00 Uhr - 06.10.2016 um 17:00 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: RWTH Aachen, Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II, Landoltweg 2, 52074 Aachen

In allen Branchen werden Dispersionen verarbeitet, dabei beeinflussen die Eigenschaften der Partikel und deren rheologisches Verhalten direkt die Performance des Endproduktes - Optimierung kann so einfach sein:

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18.08.2016

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UK Helpdesk internship experience for a German Student

‘Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.’ -Ambrose Redmoon My name is Tamara Hamberger and I decided to fly to England, because to get my EBBD-certificate (European Business Baccalaureate Diploma), I need to ha...

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16.08.2016

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Why does DLS say that my particles are too small?

Why are my particles measuring too small? The technique of  Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) has become quite standard in many biophysical characterization labs, often alongside common tools like UV-Vis, SEC, AUC, Fluorescence, NMR, AFM, SAXS, or Mass Spec.  As DLS systems (like th...

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11.08.2016

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Epigenetics: Hot Topic in Scientific Research

If you follow scientific literature in peer-reviewed journals, as well as mainstream news and social media, you have certainly heard of epigenetics. Epigenetics has been linked to human conditions such as cancer, obesity, diabetes and depression, and is an active area for drug di...

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09.08.2016

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Laser Diffraction: My Top Questions Answered

Laser Diffraction – Q&As As a product technical specialist at Malvern Instruments with over 12 years’ experience working in the material characterization industry, I thought I would share with you the questions and answers that I receive the most. Here are some of my to...

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07.08.2016

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XVIIth International Congress of Rheology

We have been waiting four years for this global event to return but it’s finally here. No, not the Olympics but the 17th International Congress of Rheology! Like the Olympics this event is held every four years with the last one being held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2012 and this tim...

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04.08.2016

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Derek Stephen Trudgill, founder of Malvern Instruments

We are sad to announce the death last week of Steve Trudgill, 90, the founder of Malvern Instruments. Steve was born in Nelson, Lancashire on the 15/05/1926. From relatively humble beginnings (his father worked as an Electrician in a Lancashire mill), he started his working caree...

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02.08.2016

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Ink formulation analysis

Ink formulation screening: Tools for increased throughput I thought I would take this opportunity to share some data that was collected in one of our laboratories at the Malvern Instruments headquarters in the UK. We have been working with various  batches of blue and red inks, a...

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29.07.2016

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A fantastically full agenda for September MicroCal Meeting in Paris!

In keeping with our long tradition of working hand-in-hand with our customers, Malvern MicroCal is arranging the second of our annual European meetings to bring together current calorimetry users with all those interested in ITC and DSC technologies and applications – this ...

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28.07.2016

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National Women In Engineering Day 2016

23rd June 2016 was National Women In Engineering Day (NWED). This is an annual event organized by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), and the day aims to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and to encourage more girls to consider engineerin...

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26.07.2016

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Webinar – The Power of Heat – 16th August 2016

Digging Deeper with Differential Scanning Calorimetry to Study Key Protein Characteristics  Please join us for a webinar presented by Dr Katherine Bowers (Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies USA Inc.) for an informative webinar on how Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is used...

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21.07.2016

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Dynamic Light Scattering Primer (4m:22s)

“What is dynamic light scattering?” Find out in less than 5 minutes! Although we’ve gone into deeper detail in previous posts , every once in a while it’s nice to recap on the basics. A few years ago, our presentation “Dynamic Light Scattering Primer...

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19.07.2016

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Malvern’s Top Content Q2 2016

Here are the top five content from the last quarter. As you know, we produce materials from beginner’s guides to advanced education, all of which is free to access on the Resource Center in our website. To suit your needs, we try to develop content in a variety of formats, and to...

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14.07.2016

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Old Zetasizer? MPT1? – we’ve still got the manuals!

Every once in a while, we get questions about older light scattering systems which predate the  Zetasizer Nano series. While it is great to hear that these are still in operation, it can also present us with some challenges.  For example, if the system or accessory is no longer i...

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12.07.2016

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Sample measurement competition

One of the best things about working in the technical sales support team is learning about the vast array of applications that customers are using our instruments for. Whether it’s protein oligomerization and aggregation for biopharmaceuticals; polymers for research, fabrics or c...

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07.07.2016

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Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Journal Club!

In a recent blog, I discussed the popularity of Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) in life sciences research, and cited the increasing number of citations found in Google Scholar searches. A 2016 review article in Journal of Molecular Recognition by Robert J Falconer, from Un...

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05.07.2016

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Missed our June webinars? Catch up here…

Summer finally showed its face after a grey and rainy spring! Hope you’ll still have few minutes before enjoying your well-deserved vacation. In July we’ll focus on some pharmaceutical topics and Taylor Dispersion Analysis while Hayato Kato, CEO at Preci will present ...

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30.06.2016

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Midnight Malvern Charity Plod

It’s midnight, most people are asleep, but not Malvern employees. At 00:00 on June 11th a team of 12 Malvern employees, set off on the challenge of completing a continuous 40 mile walk along the Cotswolds Way. Team Spirit The event brought together employees from a range of roles...

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29.06.2016

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The Perfect Size

Over the past week I’ve had a lot of fun working with Malvern’s team in China to deliver a series of seminars designed to help researchers engaged in pharmaceutical product development. These meetings focused on how Malvern’s material characterization systems can help those devel...

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28.06.2016

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2nd Annual European MicroCal Meeting – September in Paris!

The Second Annual European MicroCal Meeting, to be held this September 26th-27th at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, is co-organized by Malvern Instruments, Institut Pasteur and ARBRE European molecular biophysics network. The meeting is open to all those interested in learning abo...

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24.06.2016

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Ink formulation analysis

Ink formulation screening: Tools for increased throughput I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of the latest data that was collected in one of our laboratories at the Malvern Instruments headquarters in the UK. We have been working with various  batches of blue a...

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23.06.2016

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Mushrooms meet Malvern

Malvern Instruments has made its name in particle sizing: the flagships Mastersizer and  Zetasizer have become the de facto global standard tools for particle sizing from nanometers to millimeters.  The breadth of applications for these technologies is simply astounding and we ar...

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21.06.2016

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From polls to particles: Why is sampling important?

You may have read and have been interested in a recent BBC article dealing with how poll predictions can go badly wrong before an election.  Or you may not: See: Election polls 2015: What went wrong?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35350274 With the upcoming EU referendum ...

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