Product Spotlight: Analytical Instrumentation

Editor's Pick's of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Innovations: The latest in analytical instrumentation
Aug 02, 2013
By PharmTech Editors



Calorimeter allows rapid characterization
Mettler Toledo's OptiMax HFCal reaction calorimeter offers quick, reliable heating and cooling for laboratories working under time restrictions. The instrument's intuitive operation also allows users to run experiments faster. Electrical heating and Peltier cooling systems ensure precise temperature control from -40 to 180 °C without cryostat or ice-bath maintenance for added time savings and a smaller bench footprint. The instrument can be used to characterize process development and scale-up parameters, such as heat transfer, specific heat of reaction mass, isothermal and nonisothermal heat flow, enthalpy, and thermal conversion rates at all reaction stages. Experiment data are recorded automatically and can be summarized into tables and trend graphics with a single key press.

Mettler Toledo
http://www.mt.com/



Quadropole mass spectrometer is designed for high-vacuum studies
Hiden Analytical's Hiden PIC series of pulse-ion counting quadrupole mass spectrometers is designed for ultra-high vacuum and extremely high vacuum (UHV/XHV) studies, such as those used to analyze surface composition or to modify surfaces (e.g., atomic layer deposition). The series uses sensitive pulse-ion counting (PIC) technology that allows detection even at high vacuum (to 5 x 10-16 mbar). Options include positive-ion or combined positive and negative-ion detection. The spectrometers incorporate triple-stage mass-filter technology for optimum mass separation, ion-transmission efficiency, and contamination resistance. Some versions of the PIC series are configured with mean-energy scanning to detect externally generated ions with energies in the range of +/-1000 eV.

Hiden Analytical
http://www.HidenAnalytical.com/