Malvern Instruments and Postnova Analytics co-operate to deliver combined solution for characterizing challenging particulate systems
15 February 2012: Malvern, UK: Malvern Instruments (Malvern, UK) and Postnova Analytics (Landsberg/Lech, Germany) have announced that they are co-operating to deliver the combined FFF (Field-Flow Fractionation) and DLS (Dynamic Light Scattering) solutions that today provide critical insight when characterizing a number of challenging particulate systems. Such systems include complex, aggregated, surface-coated and heterogeneous particles, as well as larger polymers, and aggregated, cross-linked, nano-particles and fibrillated proteins.
Used together Malvern’s Zetasizer Nano and Postnova’s FFF systems provide information not accessible by other means, and are highly complementary to Malvern’s Viscotek gel permeation chromatography/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) range.
FFF enables the separation of particles that are too large for analysis by GPC/SEC, and the addition of the Zetasizer Nano as a DLS detector allows the subsequent measurement of absolute particle size. In comparison with batch measurements of DLS using the Zetasizer Nano alone, the addition of FFF considerably increases the resolving power of DLS, extending the range of applications for which it can provide highly detailed information.
Paul Clarke, Product Group Manager at Malvern Instruments, said: “I am very pleased that this exclusive co-operation with Postnova means that customers of both our companies will be able to access these powerful analytical techniques, secure in the knowledge that they are backed by the excellent technical and applications support provided by both Postnova and Malvern.
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About Postnova Analytics
Postnova Analytics is the global market leader and inventor of Field-Flow Fractionation developing instruments since the 1980s. Our solutions are setting the standards in the Environmental, Nanotech, Polymer and Biotech markets and are ideally suited for high resolution separation, fractionation and characterization of Proteins, Biopolymers and Nanoparticles.
Postnova is the sole supplier of completely integrated FFF Light-Scattering solutions, including award winning Instruments such as Thermal FFF, Centrifugal FFF and Flow FFF coupled with Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS). Since its foundation Postnova has been the leading innovator, naturally setting the benchmark in the area of Field-Flow Fractionation.
Our reliable instruments paired with our deep application knowledge and excellent customer support represents the ultimate solution for any scientist from R&D to QC. We are dedicated to establish FFF in any lab world-wide.
Postnova is a privately owned business founded by Prof. Calvin Giddings (inventor of FFF) and Dr. Thorsten Klein today also acting as managing director.
Postnova runs offices and application labs in the USA and Europe, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Greater Munich Area (Landsberg) and Helsinki. Additionally a strong global distributor network supports our customers locally. Please visit www.postnova.com for more information.
About Malvern Instruments
Malvern Instruments is a market leader in measuring performance controlling material properties. These include particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, size and conformation, rheological properties and chemical identification. Malvern delivers the systems, support and expertise that ensure the analytical integrity and productivity needed to drive research, development and manufacturing.
Malvern’s measurement solutions for scientists, technologists and engineers advance continually through customer collaboration. Complementary materials characterization systems deliver inter-related measurements that reflect the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Combining intelligently implemented technologies with in-depth industry applications knowledge and support, Malvern provides customers with the competitive advantage they demand.
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. www.malvern.com
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