NanoSight launches super-sensitive nanoparticle characterisation system

NanoSight, the UK nanoparticle characterisation company, has released a new super-sensitive system, the LM10-HS, to compliment its instruments for imaging and sizing nanoparticles in liquid suspension.

NanoSight, the UK nanoparticle characterisation company, has released a new super-sensitive system, the LM10-HS, to compliment its instruments for imaging and sizing nanoparticles in liquid suspension.

The system utilises Electron Multiplication Charge Coupled Device (EMCCD) camera technology, which has improved the sensitivity of the standard NanoSight LM10 by a factor of x100.

NanoSight head of applications, Andrew Malloy, said this advance offers exciting potential in applications such as the detection of viruses including bacteriophages.

"The ability to detect very small, low refractive index viruses (~20nm) and provide absolute virus concentrations is of paramount importance to those working in vaccine manufacture, phage therapeutics, virus clearance studies and virus purification," he said.

The ability to count virus concentration was previously only possible through labour-intensive Electron Microscopy, whereas the NanoSight technique can provide information on virus concentration in less than a minute.

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