New Nanoparticle Analyzer Available Through November 2019


Spectradyne nCS1 nanoparticle analyzer

We are pleased to announce the availability of a Spectradyne nCS1 nanoparticle analyzer within the Nano and Pico Characterization Laboratory, located on the B Level of the CNSI. The instrument will be available for a period of three months, from August 26 to November 29.

The nCS1 is a leading-edge technology that measures the diameter of each particle as it passes through a nanoconstriction, providing real-time information about concentration and size for particles ranging from a diameter of 50 nanometers to 10 microns.

The technology uses microfluidic resistive pulse sensing (MRPS), which is an electrical method for particle detection. MRPS delivers higher accuracy and broader utility than conventional optical techniques such as nanoparticle tracking analysis or dynamic light scattering. The nCS1 is fast and easy to use, and only requires 3 microliters of a sample for analysis.

Application areas:

  • Extracellular vesicles such as exosomes
  • Virus and phage titer
  • Drug delivery and gene therapy
  • Liposomes
  • Lipid nanoparticles
  • Polymeric nanoparticles
  • Protein aggregates
  • Inorganic particles

Technology features:

  • Results in minutes
  • Concentration range: 1×104–1×1011 particles/mL
  • All particle types measured equally well

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