Particle Characterization

Address: 85 Bolton Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
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Izon Science designs and manufactures precision instrumentation for nano- and micro-scale particle analysis. The instruments are now in use in a wide range of research institutes and universities around the world.

The basis of Izon’s instrumentation is a unique, dynamically tunable nanopore technology platform which utilises a technology called Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS). This technology platform is world-leading in offering an affordable, robust and highly flexible technology for real-time detection, quantitation and characterisation of individual particles at the nanoscale, across a wide range of applications.

TRPS offers a unique alternative to the existing laser-based technologies available on the market. It offers applications not previously available to researchers and at a fraction of the cost of the incumbent technologies.

Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS) technology enables measurements of nanoparticles suspended in electrolytes, as opposed to the estimates provided by light scattering techniques. A scientific measurement must be quantifiable and reproducible, delivering as a minimum:

1. The concentration of particles in the fluid as a number of particles per unit volume of fluid, across a specified detectable particle size range.
2. An accurate size distribution of these particles ideally plotted as a histogram of concentration vs particle diameter (or volume).

TRPS is the only technology that delivers these fundamental requirements, and in addition can measure the surface charge of individual nanoparticles.

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Address: Willy-Messerschmitt-Straße 8, 73457 Essingen, Germany
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Materials Science Applications of J&M equipment include geology and petrography (vitrinite reflectance, maceral analysis), color measurements on foils, LEDs and TFT displays, end point detection with plasma etching on wafers, fluorescences, rapid kinetics of nanoparticles and much more.
IR Spectroscopy
Microscope Spectroscopy
Fibre Optic Applications
Conception, Design & Components for OEM

Product Overview:
TIDAS S: Rapid and precise analysis in laboratory and microscope spectroscopy.
TIDAS P: Increases productivity and reduces through-put times.
TIDAS E: Routine instruments for education and research.
TIDA OEM: Components and complete systems for your measurements requirements.

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Address: 374 Pulaski Highway, Goshen, NY 10924, USA
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Founded in 1996 as the exclusive North American agent for SI Analytics, a Xylem Company, Lab Synergy has grown into the leading world supplier of analysis and measurement equipment. We are proud to be the global applications-based solutions provider of high-end scientific lab equipment from the industry’s top European manufacturers.
Our philosophy is simple: to provide multiple solutions to the same end user by representing manufacturers with synergistic laboratory equipment. You will see that many of our product lines are compatible with each other, providing more comprehensive analysis abilities that streamline and simplify your work process.
We don’t just sell you equipment. Our experienced staff provides extensive technical consultation prior to any sale to make sure you purchase the lab equipment that will best serve your needs. We are also here for you after the sale, providing instrumentation repair and fulfilling service contracts.
Our products are relied on by professionals across a broad spectrum of industries, including: food and feed, agricultural, environmental, water and waste water, pharmaceutical, oil and petroleum, academia, cosmetics, plastics and polymers, government laboratories, specialty chemicals, bakeries and mills, nuclear facilities, civil engineering, asphalt and concrete, textiles, and other industrial laboratories.

Products include:
Elemental Analysis
Polymer Viscosity
Milling & Grinding
Particle Size
Dividing & Feeding
Lab Meters

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Address: Justus-von-Liebig-Str. 3, Berlin D-12489, Germany
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The LUM GmbH is one of the leading producers for analytical devices for dispersion analysis and particle characterization.
On the basis of longtime experiences in the field of fluid mechanics, rheology and colloid chemistry the company, founded by Prof. Dr. D. Lerche in 1994, has developed the innovative STEP-Technology®, which is the technical platform for different product lines.

Or measuring equipment is used for the fast, reliable and comprehensive characterization of any demixing phenomena in dispersions and the testing of bonding and adhesive strength of composite materials.

Due to an effective network with national and international partners, latest research results are transformed into the present products and commercialized as new applications and devices. The portfolio is continuously extended.

LUM GmbH offers a wide range of contract research and analysis in the competence fields, too. The innovative strength of LUM and its staff is documented in many applied and granted patents as well as in reviewed international scientific publications.

In December 2004, the LUM Corporation was founded in Boston, MA, USA, as LUM’s own subsidiary. LUM Corporation is responsible for the sales in the NAFTA-region and is located in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The global LUM-sales network covering 37 countries at present is still expanding.

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Address: 117 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01545, USA
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Malvern Instruments provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enable 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, microcalorimetry, 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, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS)
Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
Image Analysis
Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
Laser Diffraction
Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
Raman spectroscopy
Resonant mass measurement
Rheometry – capillary
Rheometry – rotational
Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
Spatial Filter Velocimetry
Static Light Scattering (SLS)
Taylor Dispersion Analysis

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Address: 12501A – 62nd Street, North Largo, FL 33773, USA
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Microtrac strives to provide the materials characterization world with innovative, reliable, and repeatable particle size, particle shape, particle charge, and surface area analysis instrumentation.
Our employees are scientists, just like our clients. Contributing to Microtrac’s instrument offerings has been the life’s work of most Microtrac employees. Their level of commitment to their craft is often imitated, but never duplicated by our competitors.
Not every application is created equally. Ranging from simple to complex, Microtrac has the ability to provide expert guidance for a wide range of applications. By developing inclusive customer training programs, SOP development, and case-by-case consulting, Microtrac continues to exceed customer expectations.
Offering support via telephone and on-site maintenance, Microtrac is committed to delivering 100% customer satisfaction.

Analytical Systems:
Laser Diffraction Systems
Dynamic Light Scattering Systems
Sample Dispersion Systems
Image Analysis Systems
Surface Analysis Systems
Legacy Instruments

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Address: 2 Shaker Road, Unit D201, Shirley, MA 01464, USA
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Proudly supplying Industry and Universities with Laser Micromachining systems and Imaging systems for almost 30 years. Our dedicated and experienced team is available to answer your questions.
In 1977 the company was one of the first spin-outs from Oxford University in the UK. Since then it has always been a free standing, privately owned business working with advanced laser technologies and their applications.
The company started by producing advanced gas lasers and was soon producing its own Copper Vapour Lasers (CVLs). Through the 1980s they were used extensively for uranium enrichment for nuclear power. In 1990 the break-up of the Soviet Union lead to large quantities of enriched uranium becoming available and the demand for uranium enrichment dried up.
However, the CVL with its nano second pulse length, high power and excellent beam quality was the ideal laser for the new technology of short pulse laser micromachining and the company evolved naturally into this field. This CVL heritage meant that we one of the first companies in the field and since 1990 we have run 1000s of different jobs in our Application Lab. This gives us a unique width and depth of experience. We also use this experience in the design of our micromachining systems, allowing us to supply the ideal system and its associated process for a particular application.
In the last 20 years solid state laser technology has evolved steadily and now these are the lasers of choice for short pulse micromachining. Today we would offer a CVL only in the most exceptional circumstances.
The CVL, with its ability to produce a stream of high power nanosecond pulses also makes an ideal light source for imaging small, high speed particles. In parallel with its move into micromachining the company formed its Imaging Division, dedicated to the measurement and analysis of small fast moving particles, sprays, short events and high brightness processes such as welding.
Imaging Products include:
Spray Pattern and Plume Geometry Measurement
Particle Size Measurement
Flame and Weld Viewing
Lasers for High Speed Imaging
Particle Image Velocimetry

Laser Micromachining Products include:
Laser Micromachining Systems
Sub-Contract Laser Micromachining
Laser Micro Drilling
Laser Micro Cutting
Laser Micro Patterning
Laser Micro Scribing
Micromachining Case Studies

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Address: 8203 Kristel Circle, Port Richey, FL 34668, USA
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For over 35 years Particle Sizing Systems has been committed to helping customers find solutions to their particle sizing problems. We offer products with unique capabilities that can size particles from single digit nanoparticles to particles that are thousands of microns in diameter. Whether you need a particle size distribution or to find that needle in a hay stack, our team of engineers and sales staff are available to provide the product knowledge and scientific expertise necessary to solve your sizing issues.

Applications include:
Chemical/Mechanical Polishing
Inks and Paints

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Address: 400 Valley Road, Warrington, PA 18976, USA
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Polysciences, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty and fine chemicals used in research and industrial laboratories. Many of our products are used in microscopy, histology, hematology, cytology, and biotechnology disciplines. Additionally, we specialize in the manufacture of monomers, polymers, and microspheres for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and electronic industries. Our microsphere products are designed for diagnostics, research, and flow cytometry applications and support validation/QC programs for analytical instruments.

Product Categories include:
Monomers & Polymers
Microspheres & Particles
High Performance Adhesives, Coatings & Encapsulants

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Business Phone or Fax: Fax (215) 343-0214
Address: Max-Planck-Strasse No. 14, DE-86899 Landsberg/Lech, Germany
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Postnova Analytics is a dynamic and innovative company with a very focused mission: We want to solve the analytical problems of our customers based in biotechnology, polymer and particle science – quickly, competently and in a highly professional manner. To deliver on this promise and to completely meet our customers’ needs.

Postnova Analytics has partnerships with Malvern Instruments and Agilent Technologies:

Malvern Instruments and Postnova: exclusive partership for combined FFF (Field-Flow Fractionation) and DLS (Dynamic Light Scattering) solutions.
Malvern Zetasizer Nano

Agilent Technologies
Postnova – Inventors of FFF – is the Agilent Technologies VAR-Partner (Value Added Reseller) for Field-Flow Fractionation (FFF) and provides complete FFF – ICP-MS solutions, based on the Postnova AF2000 Flow FFF, TF2000 Thermal FFF and CF2000 Centrifugal FFF separation systems hyphenated directly online to the famous Agilent 7700, 7900 and 8800 ICP-MS series detection systems. Postnova offers an unique set of technology based on the FFF, ICP-MS and Light scattering technology for advanced material, polymer, nanotechnology and biomolecule characterization for determination of molar mass, particle size and elemental composition simultaneously.
Agilent Technologies Atomic Spectroscopy

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