CoreAFM system well received by customers around the globe

Nanosurf’s new research AFM system, the CoreAFM, is going into operation at customer sites around the globe. The first researchers to use the highly versatile CoreAFM are based in the USA and Germany. Deliveries are also being made to Argentina, Ecuador, and China.

These customers appreciate the compact design and attractive pricing. The powerful benchtop system with a multitude of modes allows them to perform all kinds of measurements, facilitated by interchangeable accessories and mode kits.

Powerful and versatile
Next to standard imaging, you can perform MFM, EFM, PFM, KPFM, C-AFM, EC-AFM, Bio-AFM, SThM, lithography and advanced spectroscopy including stiffness maps, as well as FluidFM™ based experiments.

 

Thanks to the integrated active vibration isolation table, your images will be clean and clear – further enhanced by the innovative Spike-Guard system that automatically catches environmental perturbations, and rescans the affected line.

To find out more about the CoreAFM, view the product page on the Nanosurf website, or for specific questions, contact us directly.

 

WITec Raman Microscopy Workshop

WITec Seminar and Workshop

Workshop on Applications of 3D Confocal Raman and Correlative Techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies

University of Guelph

Tuesday 15th of August 2017
Room GFTC 24, Food Science Building
465 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario

WITec Raman Microscopy WorkshopSpectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on Applications of 3D confocal Raman and correlative techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies. The workshop will include the following:

  • Introduction to Correlative 3D Raman Imaging
  • A New Approach for High Speed, High Lateral, and Spectral Resolution in Raman Imaging
  • Live instrument demonstration
  • And a complimentary lunch provided by WITec and SRC

Who Should Attend

Those interested in and/or experienced in Raman microscopy, including scientists and researchers from material sciences, life sciences, pharma, and related fields.

Register Now

 

Surface Canada 2017-Biannual meeting of the Surface Science Division of the CSC and CAP

Surface Canada 2017
Surface Canada is interdisciplinary in nature, and will bring together world-recognized experts and young researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines including physics, chemistry, material science engineering and many other fields and will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surface science, from the fundamental to the applied.

Surface Canada will provide an avenue for scientists from academic, industrial and government labs to meet and define the important problems in the field and to highlight emerging opportunities and potential impact to our society.

Keynote speaker

Paul Weiss, UCLA  

Invited speakers

  • Geraldine Bazuin, Université de Montréal: Diverse 2D Patterns in Block Copolymer Thin Films Using Dip-Coating, Supramolecular Strategies and Light
  • Julianne Gibbs-Davis, University of Alberta: Seeing the Electric Double Layer at Silica/Aqueous Interfaces with Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy
  • Tricia Carmichael, University of Windsor: The Best of Both Worlds: Layered Composites of Butyl Rubber and PDMS for Stretchable and Impermeable Electronics
  • Emanuele Orgiu, INRS: Rise of Periodic Potentials in Hybrid Graphene/Supramolecular Lattice van der Waals Heterostructures

Organizing committee

  • Christine DeWolf, Concordia University
  • Antonella Badia, Université de Montréal
  • Peter Gruetter, McGill University
  • Dmitrii Perepichka, McGill University

 

 

Conference topics

  • Thin films, surface functionalization and self-assembly
  • Solid and liquid interfaces
  • Nanomaterials and nanopatterned surfaces
  • Surface analysis techniques
  • Catalysts
  • Sensors
  • Polymers at interfaces

Important dates

  • Abstract submission and registration begins: February 25, 2017
  • Abstract submission ends: March 31, 2017
  • Acceptance notification: April 7, 2017
  • Early registration ends: April 14, 2017
Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd.,

Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3

TEL: 905 890 2010

FAX: 905 890 1959

 

Will be exhibiting at Surface Canada 2017.

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

3rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada

Registration

All fees are in Canadian dollars. Please register before April 3, 2017 to enjoy early fees. Current BSC members are entitled to discounted registration prices for the annual meetingclick here to join now!

Early Registration Fees Available Until April 3, 2017

Late Registration Fees – Begins April 4, 2017

Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd.,

Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3

TEL: 905 890 2010

FAX: 905 890 1959

 

 

 

Will be exhibiting at Biophysical Society of Canada Shows

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

 

100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition

Registration is now open 

To register on-line:
CSC2017 Online Individual Registration

To register by mail or fax, download:

CSC2017 Individual Registration Form (pdf)

Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd.,

Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3

TEL: 905 890 2010

FAX: 905 890 1959

 

 

 

Will be exhibiting at CSC2017, Toronto.

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Food Rheology Webinar – Before you press ‘start’

 

Food Rheology – What to do before you press ‘start’

Mouthfeel… Spreadability… Appearance… Stability for shelf-life… Testing the structure of a food is essential to ensure the final product appeals to consumers. The results need to be reliable and food samples are sensitive.

Key rheological results can be thrown off by some easy slip-ups in sample handling or the test method itself. This live webinar reviews the critical steps before pressing ‘start’ on your rheometer:

  • Sample handling
  • Sample loading
  • Sufficient recovery
  • Design of test method

Presenter:
Dr. Klaus Oldoerp, Sr. Applications Specialist,
Material Characterization, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Gain confidence in your sampling skills, test method, and rheological results from R&D to QC. Register now ›

 

 

 

 

Date:
Tuesday, February 14

Session 1 Time:
8:00 am EST / 14:00 CET 
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11:00 am EST / 17:00 CET 
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Duration:
45 minutes +
15 minutes for Q&A

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific
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5805 Kennedy Rd.,
Mississauga ON,
L4Z 2G3 Canada
TEL: 905 890 2010
FAX: 905 890 1959

FREE Half-day workshop dedicated to advances in Extrusion, Compouding and Rheology

workshop dedicated, advances Extrusion, Compouding and Rheology 
Thermo Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific
FREE Half-day workshop dedicated to advances in
Extrusion, Compounding, and Rheology

Get the most information from your material for QC and R&D, with Thermo Scientific™ extruders, compounders, rheometers, and viscometers, designed to accurately measure the properties of fluids and other complex materials.

Coverage includes:

  • Optimizing Material and Processes Through Rheological Measurements
  • Utilizing Small Scale Processing in Formulation and R&D
  • Implementing Scalable Extrusion Solutions from Development to Production
  • Gaining Molecular Level Analysis through Hyphenated Techniques
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Wednesday,
October 5

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5110 Creekbank Rd.
Mississauga, ON

8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Register today – space is limited
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Workshop Dates & Locations
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Fremont, CA
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Houston, TX
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Mississauga, ON, CA
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Columbia, MD
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Plainsboro, NJ

Agenda
8:00-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00-9:45 Optimizing Material and Processes Through Rheological Measurements
9:45-10:45 Utilizing Small Scale Processing in Formulation and R&D
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Scalable Extrusion Solutions – From Development to Production
11:30-12:15 Gaining Molecular Level Analysis through Hyphenated Techniques
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Live Demonstration
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MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION IN FOCUS

 

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Edition 2 | April 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Materials Characterization in Focus, a quarterly eNewsletter which brings you the latest information and events for our Material Characterization, Spectroscopy, Surface Analysis and Microanalysis solutions.
Products » Seminars, Workshops, & Training » Webinars » Trade Shows & Conferences »
PRODUCT NEWS AND UPDATES
MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION
NEW Pharma 16 Twin-Screw Extruder
The 2-in-1 Extruder
Now you can quickly switch from hot melt extrusion (HME) to wet granulation (TSG) with the new Thermo Scientific™ Pharma 16 Twin-screw Extruder for solid drug dosage manufacturing. Our scientific method can help you scale-up your API/excipient formulation with less effort and reduce the use of expensive API.

The Pharma 16 extruder is our mid-sized extruder, and is geometrically similar to our small- and large-sized extruders. This means minimal time is required to optimize critical equipment parameters going from the formulation lab to manufacturing.

Whether you are developing transdermal patches, implants or tablets, you can shorten your time to market using a continuous process for HME or TSG. Using the new Pharma 16 twin-screw extruder, you can achieve your drug development goals with these unique features:

  • Switch from an HME to a TSG process using one extruder
  • Effortlessly integrate upstream and downstream process equipment
    (e.g., feeders, chill rolls, pelletizers, dryers) with plug-and-play hardware and software
  • Quickly disassemble parts for easy cleaning and validation
  • Control process parameters with an intuitive touch-screen interface
  • Scale up your continuous process with less optimization time than a batch process
Learn more about the Thermo Scientific Pharma 16 Twin-screw Extruder.

New HAAKE Viscotester IQ Air-Bearing Rheometer
Providing Enhanced Measurement Capabilities and Greater Flexibility

The new Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ Viscotester iQ Air rheometer is portable, easy to use and provides improved performance combined with an extended measurement range. Scientists from development laboratories, industrial QA/QC and research seeking to increase work flow efficiency and reduce operator errors, can now rely on a portable, versatile and modular air-bearing oscillation rheometer.

The HAAKE Viscotester iQ Air rheometer sets new standards for footprint size, ease of use and usability. It features a modular design so users can quickly exchange measuring devices to accommodate a variety of sample viscosities and measurement requirements. This is not only ideal for today’s challenging industrial applications, but also will enable labs to expand capabilities as their needs change.

For more information on the newest member of our rheometric family, please visit www.thermofisher.com/vtiq.

 


SPECTROSCOPY
New DXR2 Family of Raman Instruments
For Application in Materials Science, Life
Science, and Pharmaceutical Science
We are proud to introduce the new DXR2 family of Raman instruments. These include the Thermo Scientific™ DXR™2xi Raman imaging microscope, the Thermo Scientific™ DXR™2 Raman microscope, and the Thermo Scientific™ DXR™2 SmartRaman spectrometer.


The DXR2 family of Raman instruments assists scientists in Materials Science, Life Science, and Pharmaceutical Science, and now offers the following new features:

 

  • Material Science – the addition of polarized Raman spectroscopy in our microscopes enables the detection of molecular orientation, crystallinity, and other morphological traits found in samples
  • Life Science – we have added a number of data collection modes to help overcome challenges with fluorescing or low-scattering biological samples
  • Pharmaceutical Science – new qualification and data integrity tools will enable compliance with recommendations from standards bodies
Please visit our web site for further information on the new DXR2 family of Raman instruments.

New Nicolet iS5N FT-NIR Spectrometer
Near-infrared Solutions to Fit Your QC Lab and Your Budget

Bring near infrared (NIR) capabilities to the lab with the new Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™5N FT-NIR spectrometer. Based on the rugged Nicolet iS5 FT-IR spectrometer and powerful Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ software, the Nicolet iS5N offers minimum hassle and maximum confidence in your results. Get rapid, accurate results to help you make critical decisions to ensure product quality.

Learn more about Nicolet iS5N FT-NIR spectrometer.

Read New Application Notes on Polarized Raman Spectroscopy

Two new application notes supporting Polarized Raman spectroscopy are now available. “Fundamentals of Raman Polarization Microscopy” is a useful reference piece describing the general theory and application of Raman polarization. “Observing Molecular Orientation in Isotactic Polypropylene Films with Polarized Raman Spectroscopy” is an application note to show how polarized Raman spectroscopy can further understanding of polymer materials, specifically under stretching conditions.

Download Fundamentals of Raman Polarization Microscopy.

Download Observing Molecular Orientation in Isotactic Polypropylene Films with Polarized Raman Spectroscopy.

 

SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING
Hot Melt Extrusion (HME) Webcast

Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals:
Scale-up of a Hot Melt Extrusion Process

14 April 2016
8:00PDT | 11:00 EDT | 16:00 BST | 17:00 CEST

Join us for a live, online seminar. In this webcast, experts will discuss residence time, mechanical-energy consumption, and other critical parameters to manage an HME continuous process. They will also examine a scientific approach to process scale-up.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • How HME parameters affect final solid dosage forms
  • How to scale-up a continuous process from research to production, while minimizing process optimization and improving API solubility
  • How to optimize parameters to meet product quality
Register now.

Spectroscopic Solutions Workshops 2016

This free, interactive, skills-building workshop series is taking place now in cities across North America. Join us for these dynamic workshops designed to improve your spectroscopy knowledge and skills. See the latest Thermo Scientific™ instrumentation in action and have your questions answered live.

Reserve your place today!
WEBINARS
Advanced Material Science Research Webinar Series

Introduction to Polarized Raman Microscopy
7 April 2016
Session 1:
9:00 EDT | 13:00 GMT
Session 2:
12:00 EDT | 16:00 GMT

Polarized Raman spectroscopy is an essential tool for investigating and confirming molecular structure and sample orientation. Molecular orientation can be determined through the analysis of samples such as crystals, stretched films or fibers, microstructure materials and other materials. Molecular orientation can have a direct impact on physical properties such as strength, flexibility or conductivity of these materials.

Learn the fundamentals of polarized Raman microscopy, measurement and meaning of depolarization ratio, and the use of polarized Raman spectroscopy for assessing sample orientation.

Register today!

Register for the “Foundations to Futures” FTIR Webinar Series

Webinar 4: Materials Applications with a
Multi-Range FTIR Spectrometer

27 April 2016
Session 1: 9:00 EDT | 13:00 GMT
Session 2: 11:00 EDT | 15:00 GMT

If you are in the materials, polymers, pharmaceutical or optics industries, you may benefit from spectral range coverage beyond the conventional mid-IR. However, in the past, changing over your FTIR instrument may have required time-consuming manual intervention and subsequent re-stabilization. Now, even novice users can change their instrument configuration with the automated Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™50 FTIR spectrometer – for easy access to valuable information in the far-IR, near-IR, or even into the UV-Visible range.

Attend this webinar and learn more about applications available in the extended spectral range.

To learn more information about our future webinars, please visit our web site where you will find a complete schedule.


Upcoming and Recorded Webinars
We have a range of upcoming webinars and also recorded webinars for you to watch at your convenience.

 

TRADE SHOWS AND CONFERENCES
10th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology
4-7 April 2016
Glasgow, UK

Booth 39

The 10th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology (PBP 2016) with the accompanying exhibition from ResearchPharm®, provides a cross-disciplinary platform for pharmaceutical scientists from industry, academia and regulatory bodies, working in the field of drug product development. The ResearchPharm exhibition will present the latest trends and products in the areas of pharmaceutical ingredients, development and processing equipment, analytical technologies, medicinal products, medical devices, contract manufacturing and recent publications.

On our booth we will be showcasing the Thermo Scientific™ Pharma 11 Twin-screw Extruder, as well promoting our spectroscopy product lines. We will also feature a poster presentation on granulation and drying in continuous processing.

For more information on our participation at this event please visit our web site.

Analytica
10-13 May 2016
Munich, Germany

Booth B1-101

Analytica is the international trade fair for innovative laboratory technology, analysis and pioneering biotechnology. It covers the entire supply chain – not only for laboratories in industry, but also in the research and science sectors. Connect with us to see the latest innovative products and services, and discuss your analytical challenges with peers and our technical experts.

Featured Thermo Scientific™ products will include:

  • Thermo Scientific™ GENESYS™ 30 spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Scientific Nicolet iSN5 FT-IR Spectrometer
  • Thermo Scientific™ DXR™2xi Raman imaging microscope
  • Thermo Scientific HAAKE Viscotester iQ “Air” rheometer
  • Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™50 FT-IR Spectrometer
  • Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS 40 rheometer
For more information, please visit our web site.

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