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Technical Equipment

NanoSurf AFM 5 (Atomic Force Microscope)

Nanosurf AG, Liestal, Switzerland

The Nanosurf FlexAFM 5 is considered to be the most versatile AFM for research and science. The electro-magnetically actuated flexurebased scanner ensures highly flat and linear motions in XY.

Furthermore a high-speed, low-noise 4-quadrant photo detector ensures high-quality imaging and spectroscopy results. An optimal sample observation and cantilever position control is provided by the FlexAF top and side view optics.

  • ƒMeasurement capabilities in air and liquid ƒ
  • Versatility in applications and modes ƒ
  • Compatibility with inverted microscopes


NanoAssemblr® Benchtop Instrument

Precision Nanosystems, Vancouver, Kanada

NanoAssemblr®  enables the manufacturing of drug loaded nanoparticles at controlled conditions using microfluidics.

  • Nanoparticle synthesis:  Rapid and controlled manufacturing of nanopharmaceuticals through laminar mixing of two liquid streams within a specifically designed microfluidic cartridge.
  • Controlled synthesis:  The size of the nanoparticles can be tuned by precise adjustment of the flow rates. The total flow rate and the flow rate ratio can be varied to fine tune particle size. Variability in solvent choice and concentrations on desired outcomes enables rational formulation design.
  • Versatility:  Small molecules, peptides, and nucleic acids can be formulated with lipids, polymers or hybrid nanoparticles.
  • Reproducibility: A computer controlled single-step manufacturing process guarantees a high batch-to-batch reproducibility.
  • Scalability:   Easy scalable between 1mL bis 15 mL / min. Rapid and efficient manufacturing of pharmaceutical nanoformulations within minutes.

NanoSight LM10 Instrument

Malvern Instruments, Herrenberg, Germany

The NanoSight LM10 utilizes Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) to characterize nanoparticles from 10-1000 nm in diameter in solution. Each particle is individually but simultaneously analyzed by direct observation and measurement of diffusion events. Both particle size and concentration (number of particles in solution) are measured, while a fluorescence mode provides differentiation of intrinsic or fluorescently labelled nanoparticles.


Litesizer 500 - Particle size analyzer

Anton Paar, Graz, Austria

The Litesizer 500 is an instrument for characterizing nano- and microparticles in dispersions and solutions. It determines particle size, zeta potential, and molecular mass by measuring dynamic light scattering (DLS), electrophoretic light scattering (ELS), and static light scattering (SLS).
Moreover, the Litesizer 500 is the only DLS-based particle analyzer that is able to perform a straightforward measurement of the sample’s refractive index.
A highlight of the Litesizer 500 is its ingeniously simple software. We have created a one-page workflow, where input parameters, results and analysis are all on a single page: You can set up your experiments in a few seconds, and produce the analyses and reports you need at the touch of a button.

  • Particle characterization from the nano- to the micrometer range
  • Particle size measurements via dynamic light scattering at three different measurement angles
  • Determination of zeta potential using patented cmPALS
  • Molecular mass and refractive index measurements

Refractometer - Abbemat 3000

Anton Paar, Graz, Austria

For measuring the concentration and refractive index of liquids and pastes, the Abbemat 3000 refractometers embody reliability, precision, and convenience. These benchtop refractometers offer you an exceptional combination of technical expertise and user-friendly operation. They are not affected by environmental conditions and require minimal cleaning and no maintenance. The premium technology and compactness of the Abbemat 3000 refractometers transform time-consuming measurements into highly efficient quality control. Choose from three instruments designed to satisfy the requirements of your field of application and budget. 

  • For routine sugar and beverage analysis
  • Available sugar scales, e.g. Brix, saccharose, HFCS scales
  • Results within 4 seconds with temperature-corrected measurements

miniDAWN for Size Exclusion Chromatography

Wyatt Technology, Kalifornien, USA


The Best in Basic Multi-Angle Light Scattering for Absolute Macromolecular Analysis

Molar Mass
The miniDAWN ®  determines absolute molar mass and size to characterize proteins, peptides, small polymers and nanoparticles in solution. Coupled to size exclusion chromatography (SEC or GPC), it eliminates the uncertainty and hassle of column calibration, for true confidence in macromolecular characterization.

Superb Sensitivity
The miniDAWN not only offers superb sensitivity—it further enhances productivity thanks to greatly enhanced field serviceability and easy data analysis with One-Click Mw ™ .

Compatible with ASTRA ®
The miniDAWN is accompanied by ASTRA, the most versatile software package available for analysis of online multi-angle and dynamic light scattering. ASTRA and the miniDAWN incorporate advanced ease-of-use features that help guarantee excellent measurements with a single click.

1260 Infinity II LC System for Size Exclusion Chromatography

Agilent, California, USA

The 1260 Infinity II LC System is a robust HPLC that offers the widest choice of modules for analytical HPLC and entry-level UHPLC, delivering the performance, reliability, and robustness you need for highest confidence in your daily results.

Building on the history of the 1100 and 1200 series analytical HPLC, the 1260 Infinity II LC delivers robust HPLC results while delivering several ease-of-use features, making it the standard system for routine analysis. Mix and match new modules with existing instrumentation to maximize uptime and minimize disruption.

HIAC 9703+

Beckman Coulter GmbH, Krefel, Germany

HIAC 9703+ liquid sampler and PharmSpec Software for Parenteral Drug Final Product Testing to USP<787>, <788> & EP2.9.19

PharmSpec Software works with the HIAC 9703+ liquid particle counter system to test parenteral products for sub-visible particle content using light obscuration in accordance with USP<787><788> and EP 2.9.19. Flexible calibration at multiple flow rates improves ease of sampling for varying sample viscosities and volumes. Ease of use and data integrity are prioritized in PharmSpec with features such as login credentials controlled by Microsoft Active Directory, multi-level user rights, automated pass/fail compendial reporting, comprehensive audit trail, and auto-flush routines for improved walkaway operation. In addition to the built-in compendial test routines, user-defined SOPs can be programmed into the counter using PharmSpec Software’s Procedure Builder.

  • PharmSpec software is 21 CFR Part 11 ALCOA compliant
  • Secure database is either sited on the local pc operating the HIAC 9703 sampler, or sited remotely on a networked server
  • Periodic database backup can be selected for additional database security
  • Specially designed vial clamp holds sample in place and small-bore sampling probe enables full application of USP<787> for protein based drug products, such as vaccines
  • As recommended in USP<788> and <787> the HIAC 9703+ sampler is specifically designed for use in a HEPA-filtered laminar airflow cabinet to reduce risk of contamination

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