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The molecular weight of proteins, synthetic and natural polymers is a direct indicator of product performance and activity.

Understanding this and other molecular parameters is key to controlling product performance in a wide variety of applications areas including:

  • Strength, durability and toughness of plastics and other synthetic polymers.
  • Degradation and release rate of drug delivery polymers.
  • Performance and mouth-feel of polysaccharides in foods e.g. maltodextrin and other starch derivatives.
  • Strength and quality of fillers and lubricants in pharmaceuticals and cosmaceuticals e.g. hyaluronic acid and cellulose derivatives.
  • Efficacy and aggregation state of proteins and biopharmaceuticals e.g. monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).

Malvern’s advanced GPC/SEC detectors, which include low angle and right angle light scattering (LALS and RALS) and multi-angle light scattering (SEC-MALS), are designed to measure absolute molecular weight with unparalleled accuracy. Complete systems such as the TDAmax form and out-of the-box solution, while add-on detectors such as the SEC-MALS 20 and the Zetasizer µV allow you to upgrade an existing GPC/SEC system to measure absolute molecular weight.

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OMNISEC for unsurpassed synthetic polymer characterization Webinar - Recorded (English)

Realize the maximum potential of your polymer using unsurpassed characterization of molecular weight and structure using OMNISEC – our latest gel permeation chromatography / size exclusion chromatography system. Dr. Mark Pothecary, Product Manager, ...

Product:
OMNISEC
Date recorded:
February 17 2015
Language:
English

Keywords: Polymer solids and melts Polymer solutions English Molecular structure Molecular size Molecular weight Gel Permeation Chromatography Static Light Scattering Size Exclusion Chromatography Polymers, plastics and rubbers Polysaccharides Webinar - Recorded Eastern Time OMNISEC 

The use of triple detection GPC to determine absolute molecular and structural information about low molecular weight heparins Poster (English)

In this work three commercially available Low Molecular Weight Heparin samples (Enoxaparin, Tinzaparin and Dalteparin) are measured by triple-detection GPC and any differences identified. In addition, structural comparisons will be made with a commer...


Keywords: English Poster Molecular structure Molecular size Molecular weight Gel Permeation Chromatography Size Exclusion Chromatography Polysaccharides Pharmaceutical development OMNISEC 

Accelerating the Development of Generic Pharmaceuticals: Developing an Analytical Toolkit Suitable for De-formulating Complex Reference Products Article (English)

In its report ‘Critical Path Opportunities for Generic Drugs’, the FDA emphasizes the need for advances in the field of analytical sciences in order to accelerate the development of generic products. Here, Paul Kippax highlights techniques that are e...


Keywords: Development English Article Chemical identification Molecular weight Particle shape Particle size Gel Permeation Chromatography Image analysis Raman spectroscopy Size Exclusion Chromatography Pharmaceutical formulation and development 

Understanding the effect of molecular weight and structure on the performance characteristics of cellulose derivatives using OMNISEC Application Note (English)

A variety of aqueous (water-soluble) cellulose derivatives were characterized using the OMNISEC triple detection GPC/SEC system which revealed subtle, yet distinct differences between them. The differences described in this application note could be ...


Keywords: Polymer solutions English Application Note Molecular structure Molecular size Molecular weight Gel Permeation Chromatography Static Light Scattering Size Exclusion Chromatography Polymers from renewable sources Pharmaceutical development Excipients and coatings OMNISEC 

Characterization of IgG monomers & their aggregates Application Note (English)

Two antibody samples were characterized using column calibration and multi-detection SEC, and the results compared to show how multi-detection SEC provides more accurate data and a more complete characterization of the protein mixtures under study.


Keywords: English Application Note Molecular size Molecular weight Gel Permeation Chromatography Static Light Scattering Size Exclusion Chromatography Protein aggregation Proteins Biopharmaceutical development Antibodies and derivatives OMNISEC 
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