Malvern Instruments Ltd.

December 1, 2013

Special Issues

Special Issues, Special Issues-12-01-2013, Volume 31, Issue 12

Malvern's materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise enables scientists and engineers to investigate, understand, and control the properties of materials, including proteins and polymers in solution.

Company Description

Malvern's materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise enables scientists and engineers to investigate, understand, and control the properties of materials, including proteins and polymers in solution.

Malvern's range of molecular characterization solutions includes Zetasizer light scattering instruments and Viscotek GPC/SEC systems and detectors. These advanced instruments enable accurate measurement of molecular weight, size, intrinsic viscosity, and conformation.

This information helps to accelerate research and product development, enhance product quality, and optimize process efficiency in industry and academia, from pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals to bulk chemicals, energy, and the environment.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)

  • Size exclusion chromatography (SEC)

  • SEC-LS (Light scattering)

  • SEC-TD (Triple detection — light scattering, viscometer, and refractive index)

  • SEC-DLS (Dynamic light scattering)

  • SEC-MALS (Multi-angle light scattering)

Markets Served

The Viscotek range of GPC/SEC systems and detectors provides solutions to many applications in the protein, polymer, and polysaccharide characterization fields.

In the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors, Viscotek GPC/SEC instruments are particularly suited to the analysis and characterization of both active ingredients and polymeric excipients, including tablet coatings.

In research into both natural and synthetic polymers, the company's systems are used for fundamental molecular characterization, by determining molecular weight, viscosity, and structure.

Major Products/Services

Malvern's products include the extensive Viscotek range of GPC/SEC systems and detectors for the complete analysis of molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, molecular size, and structure of proteins and polymers.

The highly sensitive light scattering and viscometer detectors are available as part of a complete Viscotek GPC/SEC system, or as individual modules offering exceptional flexibility for use with existing chromatography systems.

The Zetasizer μV uses dynamic light scattering and static light scattering to determine molecular weight and size, and can be added as a detector to any SEC system to provide absolute weight and size of proteins.

Facility

Malvern Instruments is headquartered in the UK with offices around the world. The company has a chromatography center of excellence in Houston, Texas, with state-of-the-art demonstration laboratories, product development, and manufacturing.

Malvern Instruments Ltd.

Grovewood Road, Malvern, WR14 1XZ, UK

E-MAIL

salesinfo@malvern.com

WEB SITE

www.malvern.com/lcgc

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

Europe: ~350

Outside of Europe: ~250

YEAR FOUNDED

Late 1960S

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