Light Scattering and Chromatography - Malvern Exhibits Characterization Solutions at Protein Society Conference


20 July 2010: Malvern, UK: Malvern Instruments is exhibiting the latest in its comprehensive range of solutions for characterizing proteins, peptides and other macromolecules at the 24th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society, August 1-5, 2010 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California. These include the Zetasizer family, which employs dynamic and static light scattering to measure size and molecular weight, and the full range of Viscotek advanced size exclusion chromatography (SEC) systems and detectors for rapid, reliable characterization of both molecular weight and molecular structure.

Designed and optimized for maximum sensitivity and minimum sample volume, the Zetasizer Micro V supports improved understanding and management of many different biomolecule applications. These include: optimizing sample and storage conditions; verifying the quaternary structure of protein complexes; identifying thermal characteristics; and assessing protein solubility and sample purity.

Malvern provides a wide choice of SEC solutions for chemists seeking either a complete system or additional detectors. The company's Viscotek advanced SEC systems include the powerful TDAmax, which can be configured with up to four detectors to deliver maximum information from a single experiment. Light scattering, viscosity, concentration, refractive index and UV detection are all available on the TDAmax. It delivers information on absolute molecular weight without correction or extrapolation, oligomeric composition and aggregation, protein size and density, conjugate composition and second virial coefficient. OmniSEC software not only offers standard methodologies for instrument control, analysis and customised reporting, it can also deal with specialised applications, such as the analysis of pegylated proteins.

Malvern application experts are available to help configure systems for specific measurement needs, and will be pleased to discuss individual requirements with visitors to the Malvern booth. www.malvern.com

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 distribution. 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, Korea and Japan, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world. www.malvern.com

For press information, please contact:
Trish Appleton, Kapler Communications
Knowledge Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road,
Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3BY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1480 479280; Fax: +44 (0)1480 470343 trish@kapleronline.com

USA contact:
Marisa Fraser, Malvern Instruments Inc.
117 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01581-1042 USA
Tel: +1 508 768 6400 Fax: +1 508 768 6403 marisa.fraser@malvern.com

Please send sales enquiries to:
Alison Vines, Malvern Instruments Ltd
Enigma Business Park, Grovewood Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1XZ UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1684 892456; Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789 salesinfo@malvern.com

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