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Malvern Instruments Zetasizer Nano ZSP

Malvern Instruments, a company keen to share its new technology for microrheology, is sponsoring the 8th Annual European Rheology Conference which takes place in Leuven, Belgium, 2nd to 5th April 2013. Expert rheologists from Malvern will be in attendance throughout the event, and on display will be the Kinexus, a high performance rotational rheometer that enables advanced shear and vertical testing, and the Zetasizer Nano ZSP, a premium light scattering system with microrheology capability.

Malvern Instruments to sponsor 8th Annual European Rheology Conference

Malvern, UK | Posted on March 14th, 2013

The conference brings together leading rheologists from around the world for four days of lectures and seminars. Microrheology, a relatively new technique, is sure to be a popular topic for discussion. In simple terms microrheology is the determination of rheological parameters from measurements of the motion of colloidal probe particles within a sample and it extends the application of rheology into areas not accessible with even the most sophisticated mechanical rheometers, allowing the analysis of ultra low viscosity and highly strain sensitive samples over the shortest timescales.

The newly launched Zetasizer Nano ZSP supports microrheology measurements, broadening access to the technique. It has already been used to study the aggregation of proteins and for the characterization of dilute polymer solutions, however the advancement of microrheology is very much a collaborative effort and Malvern rheologists are keen to hear from anyone with experience or thoughts to share.

Kinexus is a powerful, high performance rotational rheometer, particularly well-specified for the rheological characterization of dispersions and other complex fluids and soft solids. It has unprecedented dual-action capabilities for both shear and vertical testing that provides researchers with the flexibility required for advanced measurement. Equally importantly, a modular configuration with true ‘plug and play' functionality, along with pioneering Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) driven testing, extends access to the capabilities of the instrument to less expert users.

Malvern, Malvern Instruments, Kinexus and Zetasizer are registered trademarks of Malvern Instruments Ltd
Zetasizer Nano ZSP is a trademark of Malvern Instruments Ltd


About Malvern Instruments
Malvern provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enables scientists and engineers to understand and control the properties of dispersed systems. These systems range from proteins and polymers in solution, particle and nanoparticle suspensions and emulsions, through to sprays and aerosols, industrial bulk powders and high concentration slurries. Used at all stages of research, development and manufacturing, Malvern’s materials characterization instruments provide critical information that helps accelerate research and product development, enhance and maintain product quality and optimize process efficiency.

Our products reflect Malvern’s drive to exploit the latest technological innovations and our commitment to maximizing the potential of established techniques. They are used by both industry and academia, in sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals to bulk chemicals, cement, plastics and polymers, energy and the environment.

Malvern systems are used to measure particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, protein charge, molecular weight, mass, size and conformation, rheological properties and for chemical identification, advancing the understanding of dispersed systems across many different industries and applications.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

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