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Sample Preparation

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

Sizing up the Solution

This article explores the role of different components within drilling muds, including barite and calcium carbonate. The need to achieve optimum particle sizes is examined, the application of laser diffraction is considered within this context. Fast, efficient and having a wide measurement range, laser diffraction delivers accurate, precise and reproducible particle size information. Offering automated analysis, it is a preferred method for drilling mud particle sizing and the focus of ongoing API efforts to develop a standard in this area.

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

Ten Ways to... Control Rheology by Changing Particle Properties

The newest addition to the popular ‘10 ways to…’ series of educational papers provides practical guidance on developing high performance suspension products with enhanced consumer appeal. ‘10 ways to...control rheology by changing particle properties’ explores how controlling particle characteristics, such as particle size distribution, concentration and zeta potential, enables formulators to engineer suspension performance. Suspensions are used in the formulation of a wide range of every day products from medicines, drinks and foodstuffs to paints, inks and coatings. This paper is therefore valuable to formulators working across a wide range of industries.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Optimizing Food Additive Choice: Exploring the Value of Recent Advances in SEC Technology

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

The latest advances in the widely used technique of size exclusion chromatography (SEC) break new ground in terms of accuracy and sensitivity. This article assesses the information provided by multi-detector SEC and the potential benefits of recent innovations for polymeric food additive characterization.

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Long Live the Microsample

| Neil Spooner

When it comes to microsampling for quantitative bioanalysis, the devil is certainly in the details. But we should learn from our mistakes – not retreat back into convention.

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

Identification of foreign particulate matter using the Morphologi G3-ID

The Morphologi G3-ID enables simultaneous physical and chemical characterization of particle samples, enabling outlier particles to be identified as being part of a product formulation or genuine foreign particle contaminants.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Protein Applications for Advanced Multi-Detector Size-Exclusion Chromatography

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In this application note, a mixture of four proteins was characterized in a single SEC measurement using multiple detectors. The generally consistent response to the RI to proteins makes it a useful total protein concentration detector, while the UV detector can be used to measure the concentration of individual proteins when the extinction coefficient is known. This is particularly useful for proteins that elute in the solvent peak making RI measurements unreliable. Finally, light scattering measurements allow each peak to be identified by its molecular weight.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Solvent Enhanced Light Scattering Technique Enhances Gel Permeation Chromatography Analysis

| Chris Mirley, Sean Daughtry, Wei Sen Wong

The ideal solvent for a material may not provide a sufficient refractive index difference for light scattering detection. This example of a biodegradable polymer shows how SELS is used to increase dn/dc to give enhanced detection sensitivity

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Measuring Antibody Molecular Weight by SEC-MALS

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

In this application note, a purified polyclonal antibody (IgG) is separated using Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) and characterized using the Viscotek SEC-MALS 20, allowing calculation of molecular weight and radius of gyration (Rg).

Techniques & Tools Technology

Garbage In, Garbage Out

| Guenter Boehm

High-quality, automated sample preparation can help you take out the trash.

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Language as Quality Control...

| Steven (Steve) Schultz

... or sonicate until the cockroaches disappear. When writing is central to the job of assuring health, safety, and quality, can you afford to be loose with language prone to misunderstanding? Why take a chance? Here are a few strategies to edit your written work for quality control.

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