Category: particle characterisation

How to find out just what is in tattoo ink

Metallic contaminants in tattoo ink can be identified using Postnova AF2000 FFF system

The growing popularity of tattoos, especially among young adults, raises concerns about the composition of tattoo inks and any potential long-term health effects they present. The European Commission Joint Research Centre recently noted that about 12 percent of Europeans have…

Malvern opens São Paulo applications lab

MATERIALS characterisation instrument maker Malvern Instruments has opened a new applications and demonstration laboratory in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The new laboratory, located within the existing premises of its parent company Spectris, provides support to customers and joins the group’s other…

First Zetasizer Nano ZSP joins hunt for rare earth alternatives

A RESEARCH project which seeks alternatives to rare earths is the first application of Malvern Instruments’s latest particle characterisation instrument, the Zetasizer Nano ZSP.   The laboratory of Dr Kikuo Okuyama at  the department of chemical engineering at Hiroshima is conducting…

Nanoparticle tracking boosts cancer metastasis research

BEFORE using nanoparticle tracking analysis with the Nanosight LM-10, oncology researchers at the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell University, USA, measured exosome size by the only other available method – electron microscopy.   In research recently published in Nature Medicine,…

Instrument will ID complex particle problems

MALVERN Instruments has used a live webinar to complete the global roll-out of its Morphologi G3-ID particle characterisation system.   This online tutorial described the capabilities of the G3-ID, which combines automated particle imaging with the chemical identification of individual particles…

Particle analysis by electron microscope

THE RECENT introduction of advanced energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) systems by Bruker has equipped the Hitachi TM3000 tabletop microscope to work alongside a Bruker Quantax 200 to perform fully automated particle analysis.   In particular, two modules of Bruker’s Esprit software – the…

Nanoparticle tracking analysis now defined by ASTM

THE PUBLICATION by the American Society of Testing Materials of its new guide new nanomaterial measurement – ASTM E2834 – has been welcomed by Nanosight. The ‘standard guide for measurement of particle size distribution of nanomaterials in suspension by nanoparticle…

Nanoparticle tracking analysis to characterise exosomes

NANOPARTICLE Tracking Analysis (NTA) is being used to characterise exosomes for use in delivering therapeutic moieties to specific tissues in vivo at the Science and Engineering Institutes (SCE) in Singapore. In the Molecular Engineering Laboratory, established in 2009 by Nobel…