Microplastics contaminate marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems around the world. The growing prevalence of these contaminants requires study on their impact on human health and ways in which they can be identified and remediated.
Barnett Technical Services (BTS) has participated in a study set up by the State of California to assess methods for counting and characterizing micro plastic particles in water. This summary illustrates some of the methods BTS used in this study.
Advanced Technisales is now a representative of Barnett Technical Services for Ostec and Micro Support products in the Eastern United States. Founded in 2009 Advanced Technisales specializes in selling process optimization and control equipment for R&D, pilot plant and plant. At present we sell in-situ MIR, NIR, Raman, THz-Raman and Particle Size Analysis. We also sell Calorimeters, Automated Lab Reactors and process enhancement software.
The worlds most powerful benchtop optical microscope can now be used with oil immersion or dry air objectives. The new SMAL AIR lens provides up to 240x magnification in full color without the need for water- or oil-immersion techniques.
The spread of COVID-19 has led to great changes in the lives of people worldwide. This includes the need for increased social distancing and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize the risk of spreading and acquiring disease from others and the surrounding environment. The use of PPE, including gloves, safety goggles, and a mask causes difficulties for failure analysis and particle isolation where precise microscopic sample handling is often required. Precise manipulations using probes and other handheld tools while looking through a microscope, are much more difficult while wearing PPE.
The Micro Support Axis Pro micromanipulator is an excellent solution for performing precise microscopic sampling where PPE is required.
Friday, September 25, 2020 – 10 AM Eastern time, 7 AM Pacific time.
If you register for the Webinar you will be able to see the recording of the presentation.
Andrey Kuzmin, PhD
Institute For Lasers, Photonics And Biophotonics, University at Buffalo
The current level of Raman microscopy and spectrum analysis methods opens up new perspectives in cell biology for studying dynamics at the subcellular level. Modernization of the Raman microscope with the installation of the biomolecular analysis program code (BCA) made it possible to measure the concentration of an undivided class of biomolecules at the level of organelles in a living cell in the volume of about 1 cubic micron, and for the class of lipids – defined parameters related to the elements of lipidomics. A new bioessay is currently being formed in the Omics group of disciplines – Ramanomics. Despite the large heterogeneity of the biomolecular composition of organelles, Ramanomics allows us to identify patterns of processes occurring in cells.
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Time: 06:00-07:00 CEST
High Throughput Raman Spectroscopy using Tornado Spectral System’s Hyperflux ProPlus Raman Spectrometer allows for both fast measuring times and low limits of detection due to the proprietary High Throughput Virtual Slit. A variety of samples will be analyzed using this technology including flow chemistry scenarios and analytes of interest in a cell broth background. The dangers of running averages and their use in traditional raman spectroscopy will also be a point of discussion. All multivariate chemometric analysis was performed using SIMCA® 16.
This webinar is presented by Dr. Shamus Driver. He is a Senior Raman Innovation Scientist for Tornado Spectral Systems. Before joining Tornado Spectral Systems, he worked at a pharmaceutical company in Process Analytical Technology development using Raman and Near-IR spectroscopy. He earned a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, as well as Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemistry from Ball State University.
The Tornado Hyperflux PRO Plus Raman system that utilizes High Throughput Virtual Slit (HTVS) technology provides excellent performance for applications where rapid and sensitive Raman measurements are required. The system has recently been incorporated into the Sartorius ambr® bioprocess system. The OPIS 35 laser configuration for operation in ATEX Zone 0 environments allows for worldwide use of this technology.