New Generation Theta Optical Tensiometer from Biolin Scientific

Optical tensiometer; Smart interfacial measurement solutions for wettability and adhesion

The new generation Theta Optical Tensiometer (Attension® Theta Flex) from Biolin Scientific  is a contact angle meter that enables all measurements in one instrument for both research and quality control. It measures static and dynamic contact angle, 3D surface roughness, surface free energy, surface and interfacial tension, and interfacial rheology.

Theta Optical Tensiometer
Theta Optical Tensiometer

One instrument for all your measurement needs

All the measurements are readily included in the software. Thanks to the modular design, all applications can be fulfilled with one instrument and the instrument can be tailored for your needs.

Results you can rely on

High-end imaging together with sophisticated analysis algorithms detect and analyze the contact angle and surface free energy precisely. The effect of roughness to wettability can be measured with the unique 3D Topography module.

Speed and repeatability

All steps from loading the measurement to performing it and analyzing the data can be automated. The need for time consuming preparations and cleaning are removed with the disposable liquid tips.

Applications

Optical tensiometers are used in a great variety of industries and research areas, such as chemicalspharmaceuticalselectronicsfoodsenergypaper and packaging. Attension Theta Flex can be used for convenient and precise studies of:

  • Wettability
  • Adhesion
  • Homogeneity
  • Surface roughness
  • Spreading
  • Cleanliness
  • Printability
  • Adsorption
  • Emulsion and foam stability

Measurements

Attension Theta Flex can perform a complete range of measurements including:

  • Static contact angle with the sessile drop, captive bubble and meniscus methods
  • Dynamic contact angle with the tilted drop and sessile drop methods
  • Surface free energy with the sessile drop, captive bubble and meniscus methods
  • Surface- and interfacial tension with the pendant drop and reverse pendant drop methods
  • Roughness-corrected contact angle and 3D surface roughness with the Fringe projection phase shifting method
  • Interfacial dilatational rheology with the pulsating drop method

OneAttension software

OneAttension features an intuitive user interface, live analysis and configurable user groups and accounts. In-depth analysis of your results takes a few seconds and data can easily be exported.

Modules and accessories

Attension Theta Flex enables you to choose the level of automation and the advanced functionalities that you need for your applications. With the modular design and an extensive range of modules and accessories you have room to upgrade or change the instrument as your needs evolve.

Attension Theta Flex: one instrument for all your measurement needs.

For more information or to request a quote, please contact us.

Promotion – Process 11/Mini Jet.

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Thermo Scientific provides materials characterization solutions that analyze and measure viscosity, elasticity, processability and temperature-related mechanical changes in plastics, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and coatings, chemical or petrochemical products and a wide variety of liquids or solids.

The company extends the capabilities of rheology with hyphenated techniques that provide molecular and microscopic information about a range of materials.
Products include lab-scale extruders and mixers, mini-injection molders, compounders, rheometers and viscometers to fully characterize materials.

Priding itself on providing innovative analytical instruments, lab equipment and specialty diagnostics, Thermo Scientifics’ products provide rapid and accurate results for customers in research, clinical and applied markets.

CELLINK’S CELLCYTE X

Spectra Research Corporation is excited to announce the release of CELLCYTE X, a live cell imaging microscope, by SRC supplier Cellink, one of the leading 3D bioprinting companies in the world. CELLCYTE X complements Cellink’s impressive bioprinting portfolio.

 

CELLCYTE X

CELLCYTE X, a live cell imaging microscope

 

The future of live cell imaging

Details matter in live-cell imaging. That’s why Cellink designed a platform to provide the maximum insight scientists need to monitor every experiment. Cellink’s goal is to eliminate the obstacles and variables in cell monitoring – so you can focus on the results.

Cellink has reinvented microscopy by developing an insightful and user-friendly system that’s specifically made for the cell biology connoisseurs around the world. CELLCYTE X is the next-generation cell imaging platform designed to optimize data collection, analysis, and cell culturing processes. CELLCYTE X leverages the full power of Cellink’s DNA Cloud-based software to deliver continuous insight into your cells, enabling high-impact observation without the risk of disturbing an experiment. Who doesn’t want to know how their cells are doing from the comfort of their desk?

How CELLCYTE X works 

CELLCYTE X becomes a seamless component of any lab space, infusing your natural workflow with smooth usability and power results. 

  • Insert your sample.
  • Tell the Cellink software your study’s parameters.
  • Press Go.

CELLCYTE X is remarkably easy to use—helping keep your cells happy!

CELLCYTE X

Just like that, CELLCYTE X begins automatically measuring cell health, movement and function to give you continuous and insight-packed analysis. While hardware-imposed storage limits hamper other analytical tools, CELLCYTE X harnesses the full power of Cellink’s Cloud-based algorithms to provide you the details when they matter most. 

Thanks to its compact design, CELLYTE X has a small footprint. Despite that, it has a six-microplate capacity, allowing it to be used by several researchers simultaneously—enhancing the efficiency of your lab and taking your research to a new level.

CELLCYTE X: THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE IS HERE

 

Webinar: O-PTIR – Breaking the Limits of Traditional IR Spectroscopy

  • Simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy – IRaman
  • Submicron IR spatial resolution
  • Non-contact measurement

Successfully identifying contaminants is a critical step in ensuring that both product quality and yield are maintained during failure analysis. With ever stricter control standards and the shrinking size of high-tech products, confidently identifying smaller contaminants is becoming increasingly important. While high spatial resolution techniques exist for elemental and inorganic analysis, identification of organic contamination at the micron and submicron scale has been challenging.This webinar will discuss a new breakthrough in Optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) spectroscopy and its major benefits across a range of defect and failure analysis application areas, including semiconductors, displays, electronics, polymers, and other materials.In this webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • Analyzing thin and small organic and inorganic contaminants in semicon/high-tech products
  • Achieving ~40x improvement in submicron spatial resolution compared to traditional FTIR/QCL microscopy
  • Working in-situ by examining surfaces on arbitrary substrates using a reflective non-contact (far-field) mode, while generating artifact-free, FTIR transmission-like spectra that are readily library searchable
  • Performing simultaneous IR and Raman (IRaman) spectroscopy to provide complementary IR and Raman information that can be used for more thorough characterization of organic and inorganic contaminants

Dr. Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp. and Dr. Dennis Walls, Technical Fellow at Dupont will host the webinar, with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing.

mIRage® IR Microscope

The mIRage® IR Microscope is an innovative new system, uniquely providing submicron IR spectroscopy and imaging across a wide variety of applications. Using Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy, mIRage breaks the diffraction limit and bridges the gap between conventional IR microspectroscopy and nanoscale IR spectroscopy, and now, in a world first, provides IRaman, simultaneous IR and Raman measurements at the same time, from the same spot and the same resolution!

DATE AND TIME
Wednesday 13th March,
11am-12pm PST(Los Angeles)/
2-3pm EST(New York)Register Today

CELLINK launches conductive ink

We want to change the future of medicine by providing the best bioinks and printers in the world.

Expand your lab’s capabilities with Bio Conductink, the latest addition to our product line.

Bio Conductink 

This launch enhances organ modelling, including studies of muscular contraction and nerve repair. Bio Conductink’s electrical conductivity mimics a mammalian cell’s natural environment and enables cell cultures to thrive.

Bio Conductink is GelMA-based. We designed it to provide users with excellent printability and cell viability.

Proven Viability Over 80 Percent

With CELLINK Bio Conductink, human dermal fibroblasts demonstrated over 80 percent viability after two weeks.

 

 

 


We look forward to assisting you on your bioprinting journey!

Learn more about CELLINK products – visit our webshop
Quotes or inquiries – Request a Quote
Support – Contact Us

 

CONFERENCE CALENDAR – visit with CELLINK around the globe!

December 6-7 | Cell Therapy Asia 2018 | Kobe, JAPAN

8-12 December | American Society for Cell Biology 2018 | San Diego, USA

CELLINK New Software update : HeartOS 1.5.4.


 
CELLINK, an organization driven by innovative solutions, continuously works toward perfecting their state-of-the-art technology. They are excited to launch a new software update HeartOS 1.5.4. Let’s dive in!

What’s new?

  • Support for all printheads; including Inkjet and the new Photo Curing Toolhead.
  • Support for several brands of wellplates.
  • Support for automatic height calibration.
  • Support for preflow and postflow delays for all pneumatic rintheads.
  • Support for retract volume for syringepump printhead.
  • Added settings for Syringe Pump Printhead to allow the user to set extrusion in volume per second.
  • Added option to keep temperature control on after a print is finished.

SRC logoWe look forward to assisting you on your bioprinting journey!

To request a download of the latest software update – Contact Us
Learn more about CELLINK products – visit our webshop
Quotes or inquiries – Request a Quote
Support – Contact Us

 

CONFERENCE CALENDAR – visit with CELLINK around the globe!

25-30 November | MRS 2018 Materials Research Society | Boston, USA

8-12 December | ASCB | San Diego, USA


Herzan Happenings – Fall 2018 Edition

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This exclusive quarterly newsletter highlights the latest product announcements, application specific solutions, and news about the company. Take a look inside the latest developments at Herzan and see if these new developments can complement your research!

IN THIS ISSUE

Stop By Booth 809 at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA

Save Big On Herzan’s Most Popular Products During Fall Savings Program

Featured Case Study: SEM Improves Stability Using Herzan’s AVI Platform

Herzan Happenings - Fall 2018 Edition

Herzan Happenings – Fall 2018 Edition

B&W Tek November Newsletter

Advances in Raman throughout the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process 

The importance of quality control in continuous manufacturing has lead to a rapid increase in the use of Raman spectroscopy. In our latest webinar we explore how Raman spectroscopy is paving the way for innovation in advanced manufacturing techniques, with a presentation by Dr. Douglas Hausner of Associate Director of Rutgers University’s  Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS).

New E-Book on the Tools, Techniques and Applications of Raman Spectroscopy

Portable and handheld Raman systems are gradually replacing slow and destructive techniques that have been widely used throughout the pharmaceutical industry. This month, B&W Tek partnered with American Pharmaceutical Review to release a new E-Book highlighting these recent developments in the industry. The E-book features various tools, techniques and applications that use Raman Spectroscopy to perform tasks such as at-line content uniformity, counterfeit detection and raw material identification.

Meet the Team!

Meet Kevin Wu: a seasoned foodie, full time cat dad and the new inside sales administrator at B&W Tek! Kevin is a Delaware native who graduated from Drexel University with a degree in criminal justice. He now uses his 7 years of experience in aviation quality control to give clerical assistance to our account managers and handle logistics for our sales team. It would be an understatement to say that we are excited to have Kevin join the B&W Tek family!

View our upcoming events!

California Narcotics Officers Assocation Training Expo
Booth 212
San Diego, California

November 16-20, 2018

MRS Fall 
Booth 611
Boston, Massachusetts
November 25-30, 2018

USBTA Technology Training Expo
Technology Training Lane
Orlando, Florida

December 2-4, 2018

 

AVS 65 Lunch n Learn – Complementary XPS & TOF-SIMS

AVS 65 Lunch n Learn Complementary XPS TOF-SIMS

Physical Electronics User Reception

AVS 65 – Long Beach, CA

Physical Electronics would like to cordially invite you to join us on
Monday, October 22, 2018 from 8:30-10:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in the Beacon Ballroom (Sec. A) for appetizers and drinks
for our annual PHI User Reception. 

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:30-10:30pm(Immediately following Welcome Mixer)
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Long Beach – Beacon Ballroom (Sec. A)
Drinks and Appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP for the reception by emailing Ben Ellefson 
at  Bellefson@phi.com  by October 19 if you’ll be able to attend. 

For the characterization of polymers and organic-coated surfaces, the combination of two surface sensitive techniques – X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) can be extremely powerful.  XPS provides quantitative analysis and short-range bonding chemistry from elements on the outermost surface while TOF-SIMS can provide the molecular information needed to positively identify organic species and the spatial resolution needed to show their lateral distributions on the sample surface.  This presentation will discuss the complementary attributes of XPS and TOF-SIMS and demonstrate how combining the two is essential to more fully understand organic surfaces.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oxford Instruments New Application Note: Video-Rate AFM Opens New Research Possibilities into Surfactant Behavior at Solid-Liquid Interfaces

Learn How Video-rate AFM can image surfactant micelle dynamics

Opens new research possibilities into surfactant behavior at solid-liquid interfaces

application note about using atomic force microscopy to study surfactant dynamics at solid-liquid interfaces

(Free download, compliments of Asylum Research, the Technology Leader in Atomic Force Microscopy)

Download the application note to learn:

  • Introduction to the self-assembly of surfactant micelles at solid-liquid interfaces
  • Challenges associated with characterizing the dynamic behavior of these systems
  • New capability provided by video-rate AFM to visualize these dynamics
  • Several example datasets and links to the full movies (see below)

 

 

Watch the Full Movies From the Application Note

Figure 2: Video captured at 5.8 fps (173 ms per frame), showing clearly the rows of CTAB hemimicelles on the HOPG surface and the orientation of the domain boundaries. Tapping mode phase data is shown here for optimum contrast. The video plays back at 23.2 fps (i.e. 4× the acquisition rate). 

 

Figure 3: Video captured at 0.48 fps (250 Hz line rate) showing two CTAB grains of opposite row orientation (upper-left and lower-right) bounded on the left and right by two grains with parallel orientation. Over time, the two grains narrow at their boundary, eventually separating and drifting apart while the adjacent grains on the left and right merge together. Note the three different row orientations, corresponding to the three directions perpendicular to the HOPG symmetry axes. Video is shown at a playback speed of 1.92 frames per second (i.e. 4× the acquisition rate).
Figure 4: Video captured at 0.95 fps (250 Hz line rate) showing the spontaneous formation of a narrow CTAB grain along the boundary of two orientation domains (upper left). The grain continues to grow for about 20 s until a broader grain in the same orientation begins to emerge behind it. This new grain continues to grow and push the smaller grain out of the field of view. The video plays back at 3.8 fps (i.e. 4× the acquisition rate). Figure 5: The video here was acquired at 0.95 fps (250 Hz line rate). Images in the application note highlight two examples, both of which show small features that seem to absorb into surrounding grains. The process appears analogous to Ostwald ripening, except in this two-dimensional system instead of a bulk dispersion. In both cases, the feature appears with higher phase contrast and appears less structured than the surrounding hemimicelles. The video plays back at 3.8 frames per second (i.e. 4× the acquisition rate).

The movies about were taken using the Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM

The Cypher VRS AFM is the first and only full-featured video-rate AFM. Finally, researchers can measure nanoscale dynamic processes at video-rate speeds with all of the resolution, versatility, and ease of use that are the hallmarks of an Asylum Research Cypher AFM.

  • High resolution video-rate imaging at up to 625 lines per second
  • Exceptional ease of use—even at 10 frames per second
  • Full range of modes and accessories—all the capabilities of Cypher ES at normal scan speeds
Cypher VRS, the first and only full-feature video-rate atomic force microscope