Particle Analyzer Images Nanoparticles

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PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management-10-04-2017, Volume 12, Issue 10

The Nano-flow imaging particle analyzer from Fluid Imaging Technologies automatically image nanoparticles for identification.

The FlowCam Nano from Fluid Imaging Technologies reveals protein agglomerates, silicon oil droplets, glass shards, and other opaque, transparent, and translucent sub-visible particles with the high-resolution imagery needed for identification. The system uses a patented, oil immersion technology and provides digital images of particles ranging in size from 300 nm–30 µm.

Designed for analytical scientists, biochemists, and formulation scientists, the instrument was developed to find, expose, and identify nanoparticles in protein formulations and track the progression of protein agglomerates from individual, proteinaceous particles to the larger aggregates that can pose a threat to the safety, efficacy, stability, and longevity of parenteral bioformulations.

The company reports that the instrument may be used for USP <788> compliance testing methods for particulate matter by documenting the presence and type of nano-scale particles, which may cause failed test results.

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.