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Materials and biophysical characterization technology

New Mastersizer 3000 Hydro SV reduces sample
volume for particle size analysis to just a few milliliters

The new Mastersizer 3000 Hydro SV small volume liquid dispersion unit delivers reliable particle size measurement using just a few milligrams of sample. Particle size is a performance-defining parameter for many industrial products. The ability to measure small samples sizes becomes crucial when sample availability prevents the use of larger amounts of material. This is especially true during early stage product development, for example. By minimizing sample and dispersant use the Hydro SV also reduces the development, purchase and disposal costs associated with routine analysis.

Image: The Mastersizer 3000 Hydro SV enables robust particle sizing with the smallest of samples.

Efficient sample dispersion ensures that the particle size data measured by a laser diffraction analyzer are both representative and relevant. Launching on the third anniversary of the Mastersizer 3000, the Hydro SV is a simple, easy to use wet dispersion accessory. It extends smarter particle sizing to small volume measurement by making it possible to both develop and apply wet dispersion using just 6 mL of sample. This enables reliable particle size information to be obtained in the earliest stages of product development, when material availability is often extremely limited, delivering the essential data required to understand and control product and process performance.

The Hydro SV has a unique cuvette design that enables representative sample measurement across a wide range of particle sizes. It has been developed with the same intense focus on ease of use that underpins every element of the Mastersizer 3000 and enables all users, even those primarily familiar with dry measurement, to access the benefits that wet dispersion offers. These include the ability to recover the sample following analysis. The results obtained using the Hydro SV are comparable with those obtained using the Mastersizer 3000's larger-volume Hydro MV and Hydro LV wet dispersion accessories, supporting efficient method and specification transfer through product scale-up.

Malvern Instruments in profile
Malvern provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enables 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.

Malvern's products reflect their 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, 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, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

Malvern and Malvern Instruments are registered trademarks of Malvern Instruments Ltd.

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