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01.12.2016

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Secrets of your seasonal chocolate

Peeling back the foil on a gold coin. Popping a perforated window on a festive calendar. Pursuing your favourite coloured wrapper around a bowl. The prize inside many little packages we open this season will be chocolate. The secret of chocolate’s almost universal appeal is in th...

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29.11.2016

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Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016

We are very proud to announce that our UK Accounts Apprentice Justin McKeon has won the Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year Award at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016. The award is given on the basis of outstanding occupational progress, practical and theoretica...

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24.11.2016

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Analytical Tools for Characterizing Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, also commonly referred to as 3D printing is the process of building a three dimensional structure or component from the ground up, usually layer by layer. There are seven main categories of additive manufacturing processes, as defined by the ASTM Committee...

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22.11.2016

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Bubbles in London – ISO/TC 281 Fine Bubble Technology

ISO/TC 281 Fine Bubble Technology Next week (24-25 November) sees the UK host an ISO meeting for Technical Committee 281 in fine and ultrafine bubbles. These are bubbles <100 micron in size and have many applications. Fine bubbles (1- 100 microns) have many applications inclu...

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17.11.2016

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Analytical and Scientific Instrument Heritage certification

JASIS (Japan Analytical Scientific Instruments Show), one of the largest exhibitions in Asia for analytical and scientific instruments, took place recently at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Malvern Instruments received some great news at this meeting, which we are delighted....

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15.11.2016

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Q&A Session for OMNISEC: Demo at your desk

Ever wondered what it would be like to use Malvern’s OMNISEC GPC system? Now you can find out, from the comfort of your own desk! Malvern’s OMNISEC Demo at your Desk webinar provides an in-depth look at the OMNISEC hardware and a thorough demonstration of the user-friendly OMNIS...

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09.11.2016

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Recap of MicroCal User Days in San Diego and Cambridge

I always enjoy meeting our Malvern customers whenever I travel to different sites and events. I have been assisting customers with MicroCal ITC (Isothermal Titration Calorimetry) and DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) instruments for over 15 years, and there are customers I ...

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08.11.2016

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On-line coagulation monitoring on display at Water Quality Technical Conference

When it comes to maintaining a stable water treatment operation, the right coagulant dose is critical for efficient flocculation. Traditional methods for setting this parameter are imprecise and labor intensive, and as a result, over- and under-dosing is common and response to pr...

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03.11.2016

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Celebrating Halloween

It was a fun and frightful fall day at Malvern Americans headquarters in Westborough, MA. While working hard is very important at Malvern, we also wanted to take some time and enjoy Halloween. A number of staff dressed up – we had a rocker, a clown and even an elephant join...

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01.11.2016

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Synuclein – A protein that fuses vesicles

α-synuclein promotes vesicle assembly – when size can support theory   What is a vesicle? In cell biology, a vesicle is an (often spherical) assembly of amphiphilic molecules (usually proteins and phospholipids), and is typically sized between 30 nm – 100 nm in ...

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27.10.2016

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Rheolotouille – The Restaurant Rheology Reviews…

It is time to pop on my curly false moustache and chef’s hat to become high, mighty and judgmental about what has been bothering me lately: the ‘not so’ culinary delights on the rheology road…. I travel – a lot! On my travels, I experience a variety of ‘on-the-go’ foods and hotel...

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25.10.2016

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Thermodynamics in the woods

Thermodynamics – Recap of the 30th Annual Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics  ΔG = ΔH – TΔS   Many scientists will recognize this equation, relating the enthalpy and entropy change of a reaction to ΔG or “Gibbs energy.”  But do you know anything about the man ...

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20.10.2016

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How to: Printing from Zetasizer to PDF

How can I save paper and print a Zetasizer report as a PDF?   Why print? The Zetasizer software includes several popular report options. The most frequently used of these is probably the Intensity PSD (M), which gives a compact overview of the results. It lists the z-average...

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18.10.2016

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Malvern’s Top Content Q3 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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13.10.2016

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Zetasizer Water Treatment – WWEM 2016

Water Treatment The 7th International Conference and exhibition on Water Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) will take place at Telford, England on 2-3 November 2016. We are giving a workshop on Thursday 3rd at 11:00 (in room 7). This is “A brief introduction to zeta p...

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12.10.2016

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FOOD – from the kitchen to the lab and back

Last week my kids got very frustrated with warm French toast and a new brand of chocolate spread. The French toast, was …of course…warm, and the chocolate was misbehaving: melting and dripping on their fingers … Now, French toast (and chocolate spread) is a staple at our house bu...

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11.10.2016

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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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10.10.2016

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Filtech 2016 – ISO16332

ISO16332 – Oil / Water separators   A while ago, I wrote a blog “Characterizing filter efficiency in diesel engines – ISO16332” about a cell we were designing to meet the challenges of new filters in filter efficiency testing. This has now been successfully...

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06.10.2016

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Virtual Seminar – Battery slurries, Electrodes

Best practices for characterizing and manufacturing battery slurries and electrodes The market for batteries is rapidly growing, and the increased demand for portable electronic devices, including mobile phones and laptops requires greater advances in battery technology in order....

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05.10.2016

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2nd Annual European MicroCal Meeting – Feedback from Day 2

Onto Day 2 of the meeting in the beautiful sunshine of Paris, with another agenda full to brimming with a great set of inspiring presentations. The first session of the morning was chaired by Malvern’s Aymeric Audfray, and was entitled: “Developments in ITC applications int...

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04.10.2016

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Malvern Instruments Webinars

Malvern Webinars So glad to share this new list of live Malvern Instruments webinars that will be presented this month. Duncan Griffiths and Sarennah Longworth-Cook will cover our now popular “Demo at your desk” focusing on the NanoSight NS300 and the Spraytec. See o....

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03.10.2016

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Recap: Particle Characterization Workshop

Pharma users come to conquer particle size demons! On September 29th, Malvern Instruments hosted a “Advanced Particle Characterization for the Pharmaceutical Industry” workshop at our Westborough, MA office, focusing on applications, best practices, and the latest developments in...

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29.09.2016

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GPC School – Become an expert

Gel Permeation Chromatography school – Become an expert Have you ever found yourself with a bunch of GPC data, and didn’t know how to use it?  You’re in luck! Come on down to Malvern’s Houston, Texas facility on October 19-20, 2016 for a two-day course designed to del...

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27.09.2016

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2nd Annual European MicroCal Meeting – Feedback from Day 1

Patrick England from the Institut Pasteur in Paris opened the Second European MicroCal meeting by welcoming all of the 100+ delegates, on behalf of the hosts and organisers: Institut Pasteur,  the Arbre committee and Malvern Instruments. Morning session The day started with Geoff...

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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

Produkte

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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