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Brookhaven 90Plus supports vaccine characterization

Research scientists in the Canadian biotechnology company ID Biomedical are using two Brookhaven 90Plus particle size analyzers to provide critical data towards the characterization of the innovative FluINsureT nasal vaccine currently under development. Dr John Williams, Senior Scientist in the Department of Analytical Development explained: “It is vital to know the size of the component […]

Applications: BiopharmaDrug DeliveryZeta
Instruments: NanoBrook Series

Agrochemical Research at BASF

BASF Agro Research, which develops chemicals for use in agriculture, has purchased a NanoBrook ZetaPALS from Brookhaven Instruments, based on Phase Analysis Light Scattering (PALS), for the determination of zeta potential of colloidal suspensions. Zeta potential is useful indicator of a formulation’s stability. The new instrument has a particle sizing option based on dynamic light scattering (DLS, […]

Applications: ColloidsAgroChem
Instruments: NanoBrook SeriesBI-200SM

Aggregation of Particles in Beer

Brewing Research International selected the NanoBrook ZetaPlus fitted with the BI-9000AT correlator from Brookhaven Instruments Ltd. for research and quality control projects investigating factors that might extend the shelf life of beer. The ZetaPlus was chosen over two other competitive systems because it was the only one to offer all the desired features “off-the-shelf”. It […]

Applications: AggregationColloidsFoodSci
Instruments: NanoBrook Series

21 CFR Part 11 compliant software from Brookhaven Instruments

Brookhaven Instruments Corporation offers 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software for its NanoBrook particle sizer, in line with the FDA’s rules governing electronic signatures and records. The BI-PSD21 runs as a closed system via a specific user interface and can export data to third party applications. The software comes with full information on validation and […]

Applications: 21 CFR
Instruments: NanoBrook Series

Combining Particle Size and Zeta Potential Information

Brookhaven Instruments’ NanoBrook Omni has been specially designed to determine the zeta potential (ζ) of particles and droplets in liquid suspension. It is a vital instrument for research in industries such as biopharma, cosmetics, pigments, agrochemicals and food science, combining ease-of-use with value for money. Unlike other instruments, the NanoBrook Omni gets around the problem […]

Applications: BiopharmaDLSFoodSciNanoParticlesZeta
Instruments: NanoBrook Series

Brookhaven ZetaPALS Instruments Juggles Many Diverse Projects in Sheffield

The Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at Sheffield University is making full use of its new Brookhaven NanoBrook ZetaPALS instrument for a number of diverse projects based on polymer colloids. Dr Alex Routh, Lecturer and specialist in this area, described the range of applications for which the system is being used: “The Department is […]

Applications: DLSNanoParticlesZeta
Instruments: NanoBrook Series

MIT Chooses Brookhaven Instruments Again For Particle Sizing

A research group in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA has recently chosen the NanoBrook ZetaPALS Zeta Potential Analyzer from Brookhaven Instruments to replace an older Brookhaven Instruments particle sizing instrument. The lab studies problems associated with the controlled release of pharmaceuticals, and uses the ZetaPALS analyzer […]

Applications: Self-assembled
Instruments: NanoBrook Series

Brookhaven Instruments’ New Dielectric Constant Meter

Brookhaven Instruments’ BI-870 Dielectric Constant Meter is a fast and easy-to-use tool for measuring the dielectric constant of liquids. This rugged, compact meter solves the problems associated with measuring mixed liquids and provides the user with precise indication of a suspension’s stability. The BI-870 Dielectric Constant Meter is equipped with a durable, handheld probe made […]

Applications: Self-assembled
Instruments: BI-870

Brookhaven BI-MwA is a firm favourite at Firmenich SA

Scientists at the Swiss fragrance and flavour company Firmenich SA have recently installed the BI-MwA Molecular Weight Analyzer from Brookhaven Instruments to characterize polysaccharides used for flavour encapsulation. Dr Ennio Cantergiani, Physical Chemist and Project Leader in the R&D department explained: “Polysaccharides, in particular maltodextrins, are used extensively in the food industry and their behaviour […]

Applications: Self-assembled
Instruments: BI-MwA

Use of XDC for Characterizing Fine ZnO in Sun Screen Application

Once favoured only by lifeguards and mountaineers, sunscreens based on zinc oxide are now one of the coolest forms of skincare. New transparent zinc oxide formulations rely on accurate measurement of particle size distribution to combine cosmetic appeal with powerful ultraviolet-stopping ability. Zinc oxide has a long and honourable history as an ingredient in skin-care […]

Applications: NanoParticles
Instruments: BI-XDC